Jack Nicholson biography

Jack Nicholson

Actor, Celebrity

1937 –


Who is Jack Nicholson?

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which include dark portrayals of neurotic and psychopathic characters. Nicholson's 12 Oscar nominations make him the most nominated male actor in the history of the Academy Awards.

Nicholson has won two Academy Award for Best Actor; one for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the other for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment. Nicholson is tied with Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis as one of three male actors to win three Academy Awards. He is well known for playing Frank Costello in The Departed, Jack Torrance in The Shining and the Joker in 1989's Batman.

Nicholson is one of only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s; the other was Michael Caine. He has won six Golden Globe Awards, and received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.


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Apr 22, 1937
Neptune City
Also known as
  • John Joseph Nicholson
  • Mulholland Man
  • Nick
  • The Great Seducer
  • John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson
  • Jack
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Catholicism
  • Irish people
  • Dutch people
  • English people
  • Italian American
  • United States of America
  • Manasquan High School
  • Actors Studio
Lived in
  • Manhattan
  • Aspen
  • Kailua
  • Beverly Hills
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Los Angeles
  • Malibu

on July 23, 2013

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