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Jack Nicholson

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. He is known for his often dark portrayals of neurotic characters. His twelve Oscar nominations make him the second most nominated actor of all time, tied with Katharine Hepburn, and behind only Meryl Streep. Nicholson was nominated for an Academy Award twelve times and won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice: for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three). Nicholson was well known for playing villainous roles such as Jack Torrance in The Shining, Frank Costello in The Departed, and the Joker in 1989's Batman, among many other roles. Nicholson was one of only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s; the other is Michael Caine. He won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a 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. Notable films

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Jack Nicholson -- Wanna Buy the Dirt Where My House Burned Down?

Jack Nicholson
Wanna Buy the Dirt Where My House Burned Down?

Wanna live like Jack Nicholson? Well now you can ... sorta ... because the actor is unloading the plot of land where his house burned to the ground last year. In case you didn't know, Jack's… READ MORE >

Jack Nicholson -- Do You Have the Balls to Tell Him His Fly Is Open?

Jack Nicholson
Do You Have the Balls to Tell Him His Fly Is Open?

Jack Nicholson is THE MAN ... so it's no wonder none of his friends could muster up the courage to tell him his fly was down as he walked out of Mr. Chow on Thursday night.It's a good thing… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Jack Nicholson: 'I'd Rather Drink Bleach' than Go to the Super Bowl

Jack Nicholson
'I'd Rather Drink Bleach' Than Go to the Super Bowl

video platform video management video solutions video player Jack Nicholson has never been one to mince words ... the notion of going to the Super Bowl this Sunday makes him nauseous. … READ MORE >

- 1246 days ago
Charlie Sheen's New TV Show -- 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen's New TV Show
'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen's new TV show will be based on the movie "Anger Management"and Charlie will be playing the Jack Nicholson character ... TMZ has learned. Sources directly involved in the project say… READ MORE >

- 1458 days ago
Mob Boss Whitey Bulger -- Chained and Shackled

Mob Boss Whitey Bulger
Chained and Shackled

Flanked by an armed military escort ... and with his hands and feet locked in chains ... 81-year-old mobster Whitey Bulger emerged from a Coast Guard chopper in Plymouth, Mass. today after facing… READ MORE >

- 1464 days ago
Mysterious Lakers Super Fan -- WHO ARE YOU???

Mysterious Lakers Super Fan
WHO ARE YOU???

Who killed JFK? What happened to Amelia Earhart? And now ... who is the Asian lady who's become as famous at L.A. Lakers games as Jack Nicholson? TMZ investigates. Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 1534 days ago
Nicholson to Oksana's Dude: You Don't Know Jack

Nicholson to Oksana's Dude:
You Don't Know Jack

Oksana Grigorieva's bodyguard/key adviser told her none other than Jack Nicholson was footing the bill for his services because Jack was so concerned for her safety ... but his story is pure BS --… READ MORE >

- 1732 days ago
Jack Nicholson's Daughter -- As Good As It Gets

Jack Nicholson's Daughter
As Good As It Gets

Jack Nicholson's daughter Lorraine Nicholson is all growed up!While shooting a film on the beach in Hawaii on Tuesday, the gorgeous, bikini-clad, spray tanned 19-year-old showed off her God-given… READ MORE >

- 1976 days ago
Laura Bush & Delta Burke -- Jokers

Laura Bush & Delta Burke
Jokers

Here's former First Lady Laura Bush at an event in NYC on Monday (left), Jack Nicholson as The Joker in "Batman" (center), and Delta Burke at an awards show in L.A. this past weekend (right).All… READ MORE >

- 2096 days ago
Awesome Triple at Yankee Stadium

Awesome Triple
At Yankee Stadium

Jack Nicholson, Lorne Michaels and Paul McCartney rolled out to catch the Yankee game together last night. Wonder who paid for the peanuts? At least two of them probably make more than Jeter, but… READ MORE >

- 2136 days ago

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