John Joseph Nicholson is a renowned American film actor, writer, producer and director. He was born on 22nd April, 1937 in New York, United States of America and started his career in 1958. He holds the record of winning the most Academy award nominations, second only to Meryl Streep.

Early Career

Popular Hollywood actor Jack Nicholson started his illustrious career in 1958, appearing in the role of Jimmy Wallace in “The Cry Baby Killer”. In 1960, he appeared in 4 movies including “The Wild Ride”, “The Little Shop of Horrors”, “Studs Lonigan” and “Too Soon to Love”. In 1962, he had a role in “The Broken Land”, followed by a role in “Back Door to Hell” in 1964, before appearing in his first breakthrough performance in the movie titled “Easy Rider”, released in 1969. The movie brought him into the limelight and he received Academy Award nomination. In 1970, Jack Nicholson appeared in another successful role in the popular movie titled “Five Easy Pieces”, which won him second Academy Award nomination. Following back to back successful roles, he started getting significant roles in several highly successful Hollywood movies like “The Last Detail”, “Chinatown”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Goin’ South”, to name only a few.

Career Highlights

The career of Jack Nicholson is a highlight in itself, as he has won many Academy Award nominations and won two Academy Awards, in addition to several other awards and nominations. He has won Academy award nomination for “Easy Rider” (1969), “Five Easy Pieces” (1970), “The Last Detail” (1973), “Chinatown” (1974), “Reds” (1981), and “A Few Good Men” (1992) to name a few. He won Academy Award for movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “Terms of Endearment” (1984) and “As Good as It Gets” (1997).

10 Best Films of Jack Nicholson

  • Easy Rider
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • The Last Detail
  • Chinatown
  • A Few Good Men
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Prizzi’s Honor
  • As Good as It Gets
  • The Departed

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