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John Joseph Nicholson, commonly known as Jack Nicholson, is a famous American actor, film producer and director, as well as a screenwriter. Throughout his lengthy acting career, Jack Nicholson has portrayed some of the most famous and beloved characters, including Mac Murphy in a critically acclaimed adaptation of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Miloš Forman, the villain under the name of “The Joker” in Tim Burton’s superhero film “Batman”, as well as Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the novel written by Stephen King “The Shining”. Some of the other films Jack Nicholson is known for are “Five Easy Pieces”, “The Passenger” with Steven Berkoff, “The Witches of Eastwick” with Cher, and, more recently, “The Departed” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, and “How Do You Know” with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.

Jack Nicholson Net Worth $400 Million

An inductee into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Jack Nicholson won six Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, as well as three Academy Awards in addition to numerous other nominations.

A famous actor, how rich is Jack Nicholson? According to sources, Jack Nicholson’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million. Due to his impressive salary, Jack Nicholson was able to acquire some valuable assets, such as his art collection that includes works of Picasso and Warhol the worth of which is $100 million, a Newberry house in Aspen which is worth $15 million, as well as Malibu property, which costs $4.25 million.

Jack Nicholson was born in 1937, in Neptune City, New Jersey, where he attended Manasquan High School. A troubled child during his high school years, Jack Nicholson spent most of his after-school time in detention. When he graduated from high school, Nicholson moved out to Hollywood where he initially worked as a gofer – that is an employee who specialises in the delivery of special items to celebrities. At the time, Nicholson worked for Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Nicholson’s debut in the film industry came in 1958, when he portrayed the character of Jimmy Walker in a cult film produced by Roger Corman called “The Cry Baby Killer”. In the early stages of his career, Nicholson worked on many of Corman’s projects, including “The St. Valentine’s Massacre” and “The Raven”.

However, Nicholson was largely disappointed with his acting prospects and therefore ventured into writing and directing. His first success as a screenwriter was a cult film, directed by Corman, called “The Trip”. Nicholson wrote several other screenplays before he returned in front of the cameras. Jack Nicholson’s major breakthrough came with Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, and was followed by appearances in “The Shining” and “Batman”, while his more recent appearance includes Rob Reiner’s film “The Bucket List”, where he co-starred with Morgan Freeman.

Not only is Jack Nicholson an award-winning actor, he is also an inductee to both the New Jersey Hall of Fame, as well as the California Hall of Fame. Nicholson is also a recipient of the Doctor of Fine Arts degree.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Do You Know2010Charles
I'm Still Here2010/IJack Nicholson
The Bucket List2007Edward
The Departed2006Frank Costello
Something's Gotta Give2003Harry Sanborn
Anger Management2003Dr. Buddy Rydell
About Schmidt2002Warren Schmidt
The Pledge2001/IJerry Black
As Good as It Gets1997Melvin Udall
Mars Attacks!1996President James Dale Art Land
The Evening Star1996Garrett Breedlove
Blood and Wine1996Alex Gates
The Crossing Guard1995Freddy Gale
Wolf1994Will Randall
Hoffa1992James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa
A Few Good Men1992Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Man Trouble1992Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss
The Two Jakes1990Jake Gittes
Batman1989Joker Jack Napier
Ironweed1987Francis Phelan
Broadcast News1987Bill Rorish
The Witches of Eastwick1987Daryl Van Horne
Elephant's Child1986TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Heartburn1986Mark Forman
Prizzi's Honor1985Charley Partanna
Terms of Endearment1983Garrett Breedlove
The Border1982Charlie Smith
Reds1981Eugene O'Neill
The Postman Always Rings Twice1981Frank Chambers
The Shining1980Jack Torrance
Goin' South1978Henry Lloyd Moon
The Last Tycoon1976Brimmer
The Missouri Breaks1976Tom Logan
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975R.P. McMurphy
The Fortune1975Oscar
Tommy1975The Specialist
Professione: reporter1975Locke
Chinatown1974J.J. Gittes
The Last Detail1973Buddusky
The King of Marvin Gardens1972David Staebler
A Safe Place1971Mitch
Carnal Knowledge1971Jonathan
Five Easy Pieces1970Robert Eroica Dupea
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970Tad Pringle
The Rebel Rousers1970Bunny
Easy Rider1969George Hanson
Head1968Movie director at filmshoot in restaurant (uncredited)
Psych-Out1968Stoney
The Andy Griffith Show1966-1967TV SeriesMarvin Jenkins / Mr. Garland
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967TV SeriesTom Murdock
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre1967Gino, Hit Man (uncredited)
Hells Angels on Wheels1967Poet
Ride in the Whirlwind1966Wes
The Shooting1966Billy Spear
Dr. Kildare1966TV SeriesJaime Angel
Back Door to Hell1964Burnett
Flight to Fury1964Jay Wickham
Ensign Pulver1964Yeoman Dolan
The Terror1963Lt. Andre Duvalier
The Raven1963Rexford Bedlo
The Broken Land1962Will Brocious
Hawaiian Eye1962TV SeriesTony Morgan
Little Amy1962TV MovieJefferson City Coach
The Hour of St. Francis1962TV Series shortJim Evans
Bronco1961TV SeriesBob Doolin
Sea Hunt1961TV SeriesJohn Stark
Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV SeriesTom Washburn
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960TV SeriesBud
Studs Lonigan1960Weary Reilly
The Little Shop of Horrors1960Wilbur Force
The Wild Ride1960Johnny Varron
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesMartin
Too Soon to Love1960Buddy
The Cry Baby Killer1958Jimmy Wallace
Matinee Theatre1956TV SeriesMusician's Son

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bucket List2007performer: "I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling" - uncredited
The Departed2006performer: "Mother Machree" 1910 - uncredited
Something's Gotta Give2003performer: "La Vie en Rose"
Anger Management2003performer: "I Feel Pretty"
As Good as It Gets1997performer: "You'll Always Be My Shining Star" - uncredited / writer: "You'll Always Be My Shining Star" - uncredited
Heartburn1986performer: "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Soliloquy" excerpt
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975performer: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Tommy1975performer: "Go to the Mirror" - uncredited
The King of Marvin Gardens1972performer: "Here She Come, Miss America" - uncredited
Head1968writer: "Ditty Diego" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am But a Fool2008Short executive producer
Biography2004TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Blue Champagne1992Video producer
The Two Jakes1990producer - uncredited
Drive, He Said1971producer
Head1968producer
Ride in the Whirlwind1966producer
The Shooting1966producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drive, He Said1971screenplay
Head1968written by
The Trip1967/IIwritten by
Ride in the Whirlwind1966written by
Flight to Fury1964written by
Thunder Island1963screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Two Jakes1990
Goin' South1978
Drive, He Said1971
The Terror1963one final day director - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eyeball Eddie2001Short film mentor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks
Jill and Jac2010special thanks
Song of the Shattered2010acknowledgment to the works of
Into the Wild2007thanks
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
My Buddy Jack2003Video documentary short special thanks
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management'2003Video documentary short special thanks
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentary thanks
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rob Reiner Interviews the Stars: Jack Nicholson2008Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: Filming2007Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: The Beginning and the End2007Video documentary shortHimself
Chinatown: The Legacy2007Video documentary shortHimself
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick2007Video documentary shortHimself
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live1997-2007TV SeriesHimself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary2007TV MovieHimself - Speaker
2007 MTV Movie Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Villain
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Witness to 'Reds'2006VideoHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
The Making of 'Blood and Wine'2006Video documentaryHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast2005TV SpecialHimself
Los Angeles2005Documentary shortHimself
Batman Heroes: Alexander Knox2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Villains: Bob the Goon2005Video documentary shortHimself
Batman Villains: The Joker2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker2005Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Batman: Nocturnal Overtures - The Music of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2004TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep2004TV SpecialHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialGandalf - Opening Segment (uncredited)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama & Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
My Buddy Jack2003Video documentary shortHimself
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture [Drama]
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003DocumentaryHimself
Back in the U.S.2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Afterthoughts2002TV Movie documentaryDavid
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures2001DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (preproduction footage of 'Head (1968)') (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Thalberg Award
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman1999TV Special documentaryHimself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party1999Video documentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Junket Whore1998DocumentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in Motion Picture Comedy / Musical
Getting the Goods on 'As Good As It Gets'1997TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood1996TV Special documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Hard Copy1996TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Michelangelo Antonioni
Rolling Stones: Stripped1995TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Motion Picture
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Picture
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd1993TV MovieHimself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Motion Picture
Cinéma cinémas1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump1987TV MovieHimself - Narrator (voice)
One Voice1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
La nuit des Césars1984TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHimself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Notre Dame de la Croisette1981DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Making 'The Shining'1980TV Short documentaryHimself
Wings Over the World1979TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV MovieHimself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHimself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler1976TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans1975TV MovieHimself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York1972TV Short documentaryHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Chronicles: Van's Last Performance1971DocumentaryHimself
Cinema1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Neues aus der Welt des Films1971TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley2016TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #47 (credit only)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine2012TV MovieHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011DocumentaryHimself
America Lost and Found: The BBS Story2010Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas2009TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
American Masters2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
American Idol2008TV SeriesHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Quick Reviews with Maverick2016TV SeriesMelvin Udall
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Challenge Show2015TV SeriesJack Torrance
Dante's Domicile2015TV SeriesLt. Andre Duvalier
Welcome to the Basement2013-2015TV SeriesJack Torrence / Will Randall / Himself
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Animation Lookback2015TV Series documentaryCol. Nathan R. Jessup
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dr. Kubrick, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Eyes Wide Shut2014Documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Clippers Playoff Game
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood2014DocumentaryHimself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I)2014DocumentaryHimself
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Doctor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest2013Documentary shortR.P. McMurphy
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck2013DocumentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011-2013TV SeriesWilbur Force / Jack Torrance
Top Priority: The Terror Within2012DocumentaryHimself - Academy Award Winning Actor
American Masters2009-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesGeorge Hanson
The Announcement2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Room 2372012/IDocumentaryJack Torrance (uncredited)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2011TV SeriesHimself - Award Winning Actor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Lakers Game
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryGeorge Hanson
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryDavid Staebler
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2010TV Series documentaryLt. Andre Duvalier / Rexford Bedlo
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryR.P. McMurphy (uncredited)
Cinémas2010TV SeriesHimself
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad2009Video documentary short
Explosiv - Das Magazin2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialMark Forman
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryCol. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Waiting for Hockney2008DocumentaryHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesThe Joker
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired2008DocumentaryHimself / Jack Gittes
Writing a Bucket List2008Video documentary shortEdward (uncredited)
Biography2000-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Jack Torrance
John Mayer: Say2007Video shortEdward
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste2007TV SeriesHimself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
...10 años de Proyecto Corto2007TV MovieHimself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryJack Torrance (uncredited)
80s2005TV Series documentaryJoker Jack Napier
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #68: Box Office Hit to Box Office Flop
Bully & Rick2004TV SeriesHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentaryDaryl Van Horne
Larry King Live2003TV SeriesJ.J. Gittes
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself
A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen2001Video documentary shortCol. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Code of Conduct2001Video documentary shortCol. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies2001DocumentaryHimself
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album2000Video documentaryHimself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Arena1997TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993DocumentaryThe Specialist
The Making of '...And God Spoke'1993Himself - Academy Awards
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Ca détourne1992TV Movie
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryRobert Eroica Dupea
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself / Robert Eroica Dupea
Monsters & Maniacs1988Video documentaryHimself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryJonathan Fuerst Robert Eroica Duprea
The Movie Orgy1968DocumentaryClip from Unidentified Film (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsCareer - Honorary Award
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2007Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)The Departed (2006)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Departed (2006)
2007NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2006FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearThe Departed (2006)
2006NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Matt Damon
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Ray Winstone
· Vera Farmiga
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
· James Badge Dale
2006PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Departed (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2004Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StorySomething's Gotta Give (2003)· Diane Keaton
2004Marquee AwardCineVegas International Film Festival
2004Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest International Actor
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2001Stanislavsky PrizeMoscow International Film Festival
1999Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USAFor outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.
1999ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1999Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1997NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1997OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
1997SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1996Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureAwarded on December 4, 1996 at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
1994Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1993CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorA Few Good Men (1992)
1993SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorA Few Good Men (1992)
1992NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorA Few Good Men (1992)
1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1987LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorIronweed (1987)
1987NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1985NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleTerms of Endearment (1983)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureTerms of Endearment (1983)
1984BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1984NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1983BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1983KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1983LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1983NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1983NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerms of Endearment (1983)
1982BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1981KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1981NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1977BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1977Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaChinatown (1974)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorChinatown (1974)
1975Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Movie Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)Chinatown (1974)
1975NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorChinatown (1974)
1975NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
1974Best ActorCannes Film FestivalThe Last Detail (1973)
1974KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorChinatown (1974)
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorChinatown (1974)
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Supporting PerformanceEasy Rider (1969)
1970NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorEasy Rider (1969)
1969KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorEasy Rider (1969)
1969NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorEasy Rider (1969)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Departed (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Departed (2006)
2007Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen Match-UpThe Departed (2006)· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Departed (2006)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Departed (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2004Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSomething's Gotta Give (2003)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)About Schmidt (2002)
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Hissy FitAnger Management (2003)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Actor of the YearAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest PerformanceAbout Schmidt (2002)
2001TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleThe Pledge (2001)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - VideoAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1999People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Time Movie Star
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMars Attacks! (1996)
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorWolf (1994)
1994Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorWolf (1994)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleA Few Good Men (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaHoffa (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureA Few Good Men (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceA Few Good Men (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainA Few Good Men (1992)
1993Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorHoffa (1992)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorBatman (1989)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBatman (1989)
1990BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleBatman (1989)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Batman (1989)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorBatman (1989)
1990People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1989People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleIronweed (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaIronweed (1987)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1988People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1988People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite All-Time Motion Picture Star
1987People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RolePrizzi's Honor (1985)
1986DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleReds (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureReds (1981)
1977People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1976People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleChinatown (1974)
1975People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1974OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Last Detail (1973)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Last Detail (1973)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaCarnal Knowledge (1971)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleFive Easy Pieces (1970)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaFive Easy Pieces (1970)
1971Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalDrive, He Said (1971)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar, Male9th place.
1970OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleEasy Rider (1969)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorEasy Rider (1969)
1970BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorEasy Rider (1969)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Matt Damon
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Vera Farmiga
· Ray Winstone
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
2006BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Departed (2006)· Mark Wahlberg
· Vera Farmiga
· Matt Damon
· Anthony Anderson
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Alec Baldwin
· Ray Winstone
· Martin Sheen
2006DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Departed (2006)
2003COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
2002SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAbout Schmidt (2002)
1998SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1998TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, MaleAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1997LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorAs Good as It Gets (1997)
1985LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorPrizzi's Honor (1985)
1981LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1981NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsBest Dramatic Performance, MaleFive Easy Pieces (1970)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorA Few Good Men (1992)
1982NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorReds (1981)
1970NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorFive Easy Pieces (1970)

TitleSalary
Anger Management (2003)$20,000,000
About Schmidt (2002)$10,000,000
The Pledge (2001)$10,000,000
As Good as It Gets (1997)$15,000,000
Wolf (1994)$13,000,000
Hoffa (1992)$10,000,000
A Few Good Men (1992)$5,000,000
The Two Jakes (1990)$5,000,000
Batman (1989)$6,000,000
Ironweed (1987)$5,000,000
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)$6,000,000
Heartburn (1986)$4,000,000
Terms of Endearment (1983)$1,000,000 + profit percentage (totalling $9,000,000)
The Shining (1980)$1,250,000
The Missouri Breaks (1976)$1,250,000 + 10% of all gross receipts above $12.5m
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)$1,000,000 + 15% gross
Tommy (1975)$75,000
Chinatown (1974)$500,000
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)$12,500

#Fact
1Has worked with 10 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Vincente Minnelli, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Milos Forman, Elia Kazan, Warren Beatty, Tony Richardson, James L. Brooks, John Huston and Martin Scorsese.
2Is an accomplished and well payed "ghost writer" for the movie industry.
3Was considered for the role of villain Howard Payne in Speed (1994), which went to his good friend Dennis Hopper instead.
4Was offered the role of Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), which he turned down. The role was instead given to Louis Gossett Jr. who went on to receive an Oscar for his performance.
5He was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), which went to Bob Hoskins.
6He was considered for the role of Thomas Hagen in The Godfather (1972) before Robert Duvall was cast.
7Is a Democrat.
8Has twice been interviewed in Playboy magazine. His second interview is printed in the 50th anniversary issue.
9In 1977, he attended the murder trial of Claudine Longet in Aspen, Colorado. The courthouse he sat in (the Pitkin County Courthouse) is the very same courtroom where infamous serial killer Ted Bundy was brought into to stand trial for murder several months later.
10Prior to playing The Joker, he was considered for Lex Luthor in Superman (1978). That role ultimately went to Gene Hackman.
11Had a meeting with Disney about voicing Hades in Hercules (1997). He turned them down due to the offer of salary they were offering him.
12Was interested in playing The Father in A Christmas Story (1983) but the budget could not meet his high salary demands.
13Two of his three Oscar-winning performances were directed by James L. Brooks. This makes him one of four actors to win two Oscars under the same person's direction. The other three are: Walter Brennan for Come and Get It (1936) and The Westerner (1940) (both directed by William Wyler), Dianne Wiest for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994) (both directed by Woody Allen) and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012) (both directed by Quentin Tarantino).
14In the movie The Last Detail (1973), Nicholson's character says "Marines are really assholes, you know that? It takes a certain kind of a sadistic temperament to be a Marine." Later in his career in the movie A Few Good Men (1992), he played Marine Colonel Nathan Jessup.
15As of 2014, has appeared in ten films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Five Easy Pieces (1970), Chinatown (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Reds (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Broadcast News (1987), A Few Good Men (1992), As Good as It Gets (1997) and The Departed (2006). Of those, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983) and The Departed (2006) are winners in the category.
16Is the only actor to ever play the Devil, the Joker, and a werewolf.
17Has two grandsons; Sean (born 1996) and Duke Norfleet (born 1999), via daughter Jennifer Nicholson.
18Became a father for the fifth time at age 54 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rebecca Broussard gave birth to their son Ray Nicholson on February 20, 1992.
19Became a father for the fourth time at 52 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rebecca Broussard gave birth to their daughter Lorraine Nicholson on April 16, 1990. Nicholson was in a relationship with Anjelica Huston when Lorraine was conceived.
20Became a father for the third time at age 44 when his [now ex] lover Winnie Hollman gave birth to their daughter Honey Hollman in 1981. Nicholson was in a relationship with Anjelica Huston when he conceived Hollman.
21Became a father for the second time at age 33 when his [now ex] girlfriend Susan Anspach gave birth to their son Caleb James Goddard in 1970. Nicholson has never had contact with Goddard.
22Became a father for the first time at age 26 when his [now ex] wife Sandra Knight gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Nicholson on September 13, 1963.
23After his first screen test, Louis B. Mayer said to him: "I don't know what we can use you for but if we ever do need you, we'll need you real bad.".
24As of 2013, he's one of the six actors to receive three acting Oscars, the others being: Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn (who has four), Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis.
25Is one of only four actors to receive two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others are Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman).
26His art collection includes Matisse, Warhol, Tamara de Lempicka and Picasso; the collection is estimated to be worth over $100 million. [2011]
27Has appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: March 1981, January 1990 and January 1996.
28(May 30, 2010) Waved the green flag that officially started the Indianapolis 500 automobile race.
29Lives in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Los Angeles, California, Aspen, Colorado and Kailua, Hawaii.
30Does not have a cellphone.
31He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entetainment.
32Is the only actor to receive two Best Lead Actor Oscars for films that also won Best Lead Actress: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) with Louise Fletcher and As Good as It Gets (1997) with Helen Hunt.
33(August 29, 2009) Attended the Catholic funeral mass of Senator Ted Kennedy at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston.
34As of 2009, he has an estimated fortune of nearly $240 million.
35At about 5'9", he is the shortest actor to have played "the Joker" in a (non fan-made) live-action Batman production. Cesar Romero stood 6'3" and the most recent "Joker", Heath Ledger, was 6'1".
36Actor with the most awards from the New York Film Critics: Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974) and The Last Detail (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985) and The Witches of Eastwick (1987)/Ironweed (1987)/Broadcast News (1987).
37While accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Golden Globes, he noted that his first day of work as a film actor was May 5, 1955, which he took as a good omen as "5" was the jersey number of his boyhood idol, Joe DiMaggio. He attended DiMaggio's memorial service four months later.
38He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to Arts and Entertainment.
39With the release of Suicide Squad (2016), Nicholson and Jared Leto will be the only two actors still living to have played "The Joker" in a (non fan-made) live action Batman production (Cesar Romero died in 1994; Heath Ledger died in 2008).
40His famous trademark sunglasses have prescription lenses, since he is very short-sighted.
41The last two Oscar-winning films in which Nicholson appeared have both featured songs by Van Morrison ("Day Like This" in As Good as It Gets (1997) and a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" in The Departed (2006)).
42His Mulholland Drive home once shared a driveway with his The Missouri Breaks (1976) co-star Marlon Brando's home.
43Publicly endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton as his choice for Democratic candidate in the 2008 presidential election, joking that she is "the best man for the job".
44Is a lifelong devotee of Bob Dylan and Louis Armstrong.
45Has owned a Mercedes-Benz 600 for 30 years which he considers the best touring car of all time. [2008]
46Good friends with WWE Hall of Famer George 'The Animal' Steele.
47In June 1954, he graduated from Manasquan High School in New Jersey and headed for California, where he went on to work in the MGM cartoon department and mail room.
48Rolling Stone magazine nicknamed him "The Great Seducer".
49Once described The Joker as a psychotic version of Bugs Bunny.
50Good friends with Serbian NBA superstar Vlade Divac.
51William Friedkin tried to get Nicholson star in Sorcerer (1977), but Nicholson didn't want travel anywhere in that time.
52Shaved his head for The Bucket List (2007).
53Was originally signed to play Daddy Warbucks in John Huston's musical comedy Annie (1982), but dropped out after the original producer departed the project. The role ultimately went to Albert Finney.
54Once said in an interview that if he can get Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp to be a part of it, he will start his own wrestling promotion.
55Wants to one day induct Ric Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame.
56Was the first choice to play Tank Sullivan in Space Cowboys (2000), which went to James Garner.
57Has appeared in Batman (1989) opposite Pat Hingle. Hingle appeared in The Shining (1997), a remake of The Shining (1980), in which Nicholson appeared.
58He is tied with Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis for the most Oscar wins by any male actor.
59He was considered for Mickey Rourke's role in Angel Heart (1987).
60He was considered for James Caan's role in Misery (1990).
61He was considered for John Malkovich's role in In the Line of Fire (1993).
62Turned down Gene Hackman's role in Hoosiers (1986).
63Along with Clint Eastwood, Nicholson turned down George Clooney's role in Three Kings (1999).
64He was considered for Dustin Hoffman's role in Sam Peckinpah's controversial film Straw Dogs (1971).
65He was considered for Sir Anthony Hopkins's role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
66He was considered for Harrison Ford's role in The Mosquito Coast (1986).
67Most of Nicholson's performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) ended up on the cutting room floor, including a musical number sung by him.
68He was considered for Jason Miller's role in The Exorcist (1973).
69He was considered for Jon Voight's role in Coming Home (1978).
70Between 1970 (when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Easy Rider (1969)) and 2003 (when he copped a Best Actor no for About Schmidt (2002), the longest he has ever gone between Oscar nominations was six years, between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Reds (1981).
71As he is a huge fan of professional wrestling, his all time favorites are Harley Race, Ric Flair and John Cena.
72His mother June Frances Nicholson passed away from cancer on July 31, 1963.
73He had to stop promoting The Departed (2006) due to neck injury.
74With his win for As Good as It Gets (1997) in 1998, he became the first actor in 20 years to win both a Best Actor Golden Globe - Comedy and an Oscar for the same role.
75Was offered the role of Sy in One Hour Photo (2002) which he turned down. The role was given to Robin Williams instead.
76(September 11, 2006) Checked himself into Cedars Sinai Hospital with a salivary gland infection.
77Demolished his neighbor Marlon Brando's bungalow, which he bought for £3.4 million following the actor's death in 2004.
78He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 4, 1996.
79Was considered for the role of Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986), which went to Harrison Ford instead.
80Premiere magazine ranked him #16 on a list of The Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
81His performance as The Joker in Batman (1989) is ranked #45 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
82His performance as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980) is ranked #25 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
83Turned down the role of Willie in Bad Santa (2003), which went to Billy Bob Thornton.
84He turned down the role of Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995), which went to Sir Anthony Hopkins.
85One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #17 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
86Turned down the title role of the infamous Bob Guccione film Caligula (1979), which eventually went to Malcolm McDowell.
87His performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #14 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
88His performance as Jake "J.J." Gittes in Chinatown (1974) is ranked #37 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
89His performance as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980) is ranked #82 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
90Along with Marlon Brando, Nicholson eagerly sought the role of Dr. Martin Dysart in Sidney Lumet's film adaptation of Sir Peter Shaffer's play Equus (1977). The role went instead to Richard Burton, who received his seventh and final Oscar nomination for his performance.
91Was in attendance at Chris Penn's funeral
92The song "Santa Baby" in the film, Party Monster (1998) was recorded as a gift for the actor by the actress and recording artist, Cynthia Basinet, as were many other songs, including "Haunted Heart" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". She was later nominated for a shared Nobel in 2005.
93His performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #47 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
94His performance as Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky in The Last Detail (1973) is ranked #12 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
95After presenting the Best Picture Oscar at The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) to Crash (2004), he told the press he was surprised as he thought Brokeback Mountain (2005) would win. Nicholson then told the press that he himself had voted for Brokeback Mountain (2005).
96A 12 time acting nominee (eight times as Best Actor, four times as Best Supporting Actor), he ties Katharine Hepburn's 12 nominations (all in the Best Actress category) and only Meryl Streep with 14 (10 in the Best Actress category) has more acting nominations. (Bette Davis was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods.).
97With his seventh Best Actor nomination for As Good as It Gets (1997) , he surpassed Laurence Olivier as the most nominated actor ever with 11 total nominations (Nicholson had four Best Supporting Actor nominations in 1970, 1982, 1984 and 1991; Olivier had nine Best Actor (tied for the most in that category with Spencer Tracy) and one Best Supporting Actor nominations. Nicholson extended the lead with his eight Best Actor nod for About Schmidt (2002), which tied him with Paul Newman for second place in Best Actor nominations. (Newman also has one Supporting Actor nomination).
98Claims his personal favorite performances are his works in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Batman (1989), Hoffa (1992) and As Good as It Gets (1997).
99The character Shipwreck from the animated G.I. Joe series of the 1980s was partly based on him (and partly based on Popeye the Sailor Man).
100Is one of only the few actors to receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar after winning a Best Actor Oscar.
101Attended his 50th high school reunion at Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey. Needless to say, his classmates were surprised and delighted that he attended. [2004]
102Has been nominated for an acting Oscar in five different decades (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s).
103Has appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Tommy (1975). Both of those films were nominated for Best Actress Oscars. "Cuckoo" star Louise Fletcher won.
104Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), even though he knew the movie would be a success as he felt that the special effects would overwhelm any actor in the movie.
105Turned down the role of Johnny Hooker in The Sting (1973) to play Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky in The Last Detail (1973), which was written by his close friend Robert Towne, as he did not want to appear in a purely commercial picture just then. Robert Redford eventually played the role. Both Nicholson and Redford were nominated for Best Actor of 1973 at the Academy Awards, losing to Jack Lemmon for Save the Tiger (1973).
106His mother, June Frances (Nicholson), had English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Pennsylvania Dutch (German) ancestry. Jack never knew his biological father, and was raised by his maternal grandparents. He was led to believe that June was his older sister and his grandparents were his parents. It was not until 1974, when a Time magazine reporter researched his life, that he learned the truth. An Italian immigrant named Donald Furcillo, who was married briefly to June, may have been Jack's biological father. It is also possible that Jack's biological father was Edgar A. Kirschfeld, a Latvian-born entertainer (known as "Eddie King"). Nicholson has chosen not to investigate further.
107Batman creator Bob Kane personally recommended him for the role of the Joker in Batman (1989).
108Presented the Best Picture Oscar eight times (1972, 1977, 1978, 1990, 1993, 2006, 2007 and 2013), more than any other actor or actress. Though he was a relative newcomer and lacked the status typically associated with Best Picture presenters, the then-two-time nominee took on the assignment in 1972 when many better-known celebrities balked at the job, worried that they would be tainted if Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) won the top gong and they were seen by the public as linked to the controversial picture. Nicholson, who early on declared publicly that he loved the Oscar (when the sentiment was not chic), happily obliged. In addition to presenting the Best Actress trophy in 1999, he also presented the Thalberg Award to Warren Beatty in 2000 and an honorary award to Michelangelo Antonioni in 1995.
109Boyhood friends with Danny DeVito. Nicholson's relatives and DeVito's relatives managed a hair salon together.
110Graduated from Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey, where he was voted "Class Clown" by the Class of 1954.
111Has a second home in Aspen, Colorado.
112Each one of the films for which he has won an Oscar has also won Best Actress in a Leading Role (Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (1983); Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (1997)).
113Flew to Cuba and met with Fidel Castro in June 1998. While there, he also met with leaders of the Cuban film industry, enjoyed local restaurants, jazz clubs and visited a famous cigar factory. He left greatly impressed with the country and its Communist dictator, who he described as "a genius", though the luxuries he was treated to on the island are off-limits to most Cuban citizens.
114Long refused to do any televised interviews except for press conferences. But in recent years, he has occasionally agreed to speak briefly when approached by reporters. He has not appeared on a talk show since 1971.
115The Best Lady at his wedding to Sandra Knight was Millie Perkins. The Best Man was Harry Dean Stanton. After their divorce, Nicholson lived, for a time, at Harry Dean Stanton's place.
116Along with Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, he was asked to play the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
117Is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and is often seated next to his good friend Lou Adler. He rarely misses a Lakers home game. Contrary to popular belief, Nicholson never had production companies schedule the filming of a movie he was in to accommodate his attendance at sporting events. Nicholson is also a life-long fan of the New York Yankees.
118Lives on famed "Bad Boy Drive" a.k.a. Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It's nicknamed so because its residents have included former Hollywood bad boys Warren Beatty, and the late Marlon Brando.
119Loves jokes at his expense so much that he showed up at every Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal, who in turn would incorporate Nicholson somehow in the telecast.
120In 1994, in an apparent bout of rage, he smashed a man's car window in with a golf club. He expressed remorse for the incident in an interview with US magazine.
121Dedicated his Oscar for As Good as It Gets (1997) to J.T. Walsh, his co-star in A Few Good Men (1992) who had died shortly before the Academy Awards in 1998.
122He was the 2001 John F. Kennedy Center Honors recipient.
123Used to be a messenger boy for MGM's cartoon department.
124Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. [1994]
125Ranked #6 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1[on working with Martin Scorsese in The Departed (2006)] We wanted to create a really bad man, basically a villain who was pretty flamboyant and somebody who you wanted them to get pretty bad. I thought it would bring out the best in Marty.
2[on Heath Ledger's death] I warned him of the stress, the pressure, and the expectations that comes with that Joker character.
3[on Michelle Pfeiffer] She's a good egg, I'm crazy about her... You couldn't really say Michelle is glacial, but there's obviously something oscillating beneath the surface there. Her first look at people is "Yeah, well, what do you want?" It's a form of protection because she's very sensitive. You never could steamroll Michelle. She's always very tough in that sense.
4[on working with Michelangelo Antonioni on Professione: reporter (1975)] Antonioni was like a father figure to me. I worked with him because I wanted to be a film director and I thought I could learn from a master. He's one of the few people I know that I ever really listened to.
5[advice to Harry Dean Stanton on screen-acting] Just let the wardrobe be the character. You play yourself. That's the way you approach it.
6I'm so rich that I'm going to sell myself like an ordinary person. I'm not into money at all.
7I'm not worried about wrinkles, in myself or in women. I find them interesting. I can't see so well, so sometimes I look in the mirror and I see how I was as a young man.
8(2011) I would never complain about my life, even though I really would like to have a mate. It's not like I'm starved for company - I have a few very good lady friends - but there's only a certain amount of times a woman wants to see you and never go out for dinner. I got tired of arguing with women about going to have dinners, so I hired somebody to cook. The food is better at my house.
9(2011) I've had everything a man could ask for, but I don't know if anyone could say I'm successful with affairs of the heart. I don't know why. I would love that one last real romance. But I'm not very realistic about it happening. What I can't deny is my yearning. I've been in love in my life, but it always starts with obsession that lasts exactly 18 months and then it changes. If I'd known and been prepared for that, I may have been able to orchestrate the whole relationship thing better...But when I'm with someone I've often defied every one of my conventions. I've been so struck I've said, "Come on, let's go, let's get married." But no woman has ever recognized what I say as being legitimate. They think of my reputation, Jack the Jumper. I'm damned by what people think. Now I think I have a gap I won't ever cross.
10(2011) On set I'm an actor like every other actor. Most times, for every part I play, I can think of other actors who would be better. I worry from the moment I take a job.
11(2011) I am from a different era of movie acting. My career doesn't depend on explosions and pyrotechnics.
12(2011, on his own own mortality) One of the toughest parts of aging is losing your friends. At first it starts quietly, then pretty soon it's every month, and you can't help but think, "When is that bell going to go off for me?" And on top of that you feel this constant loss. At this time of life, you feel just a sword's point from death. It's frightening - who wants to face God and the clear white light? I know I definitely don't. Yet.
13[on Debra Winger] She's real smart, very dedicated, extremely resourceful about her work. You put up with her contentiousness because there is always something at the bottom. You get something you wouldn't get unless you took the trip with her. The girl's got boom.
14The less people know about me, the easier my job is.
15I don't know if this is a true statistic, but I heard somewhere that there are three times as many single women over forty as single men. That's what we got from the women's movement. The chickens have come home to roost.
16I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, "Please, just don't talk about me!" Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me. God knew, they had a great opinion and they loved me and meant well, but it was like, Please, you don't have this right. You know what I mean?
17I always hesitate to say things like this in interviews because they tend to come back to haunt you, but if I were an Arab-American, I would insist on being profiled. This is not the time for civil rights. There are larger issues for Americans.
18I'm the age where we didn't have television as kids. So when I saw my nieces and nephews watching Howdy Doody (1954), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1969), and so forth, I thought the world had gone mad.
19I love discourse. I'm dying to have my mind changed. I'm probably the only liberal who read Treason, by Ann Coulter. I want to know, you understand? I like listening to everybody. This to me is the elixir of life.
20[on his signature glasses] They're prescription. That's why I wear them. A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in southern California. And once you've experienced negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the notion of shields. I am a person who is trained to look other people in the eye. But I can't look into the eyes of everyone who wants to look into mine; I can't emotionally cope with that kind of volume. Sunglasses are part of my armor.
21I hate giving advice, because people won't take it.
22[on Professione: reporter (1975)] Antonioni says he just tries to make something beautiful because truth is beautiful and beauty is truth. That's what I'm really into. I like making beautiful things. Maybe that sounds ridiculous but when I choose a film to do, it's because it interests me in that way rather than any other. I look at every character I play on the screen as being completely separate. You can say most of them are outsiders, but it's hard today to think of any character in a film who isn't an outsider. All I ask is that they relate to the truth in some way.
23[on On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)] All I am in the movie is bad.
24After September 11, I held my tongue. All of the public positions had been taken -- for, against, good, evil. I had nothing more to add. So I thought, Bring in the clowns, you know what I mean? That's why I've done a coupla years' worth of comedies.
25For a long time, I was afraid to be alone. I had to learn how to be alone. And there are still times when I think, Uh-oh! I gotta talk to somebody here or I'm gonna go crazy! But I like to be alone. Now I do. I really do. There's a big luxury in solitude.
26I was talking to Sean Penn on the phone today. I told him it was interesting that they managed to leave me off this long list of Method actors they'd published in some article. I told him, "I'm still fooling them!" I consider it an accomplishment. Because there's probably no one who understands Method acting better academically than I do, or actually uses it more in his work. But it's funny -- nobody really sees that. It's perception versus reality, I suppose.
27[on Stanley Kubrick] Everyone pretty much acknowledges him as The Man, and I still think that underrates him.
28There's no one before or since like Marlon Brando. The gift was enormous and flawless, like [Pablo Picasso]. Brando was a genius who was the beginning and end of his own revolution. You didn't rush him. He had a tremendous gift just in his stillness. I was in high school when I saw The Wild One (1953). He changed my life forever... a monumental artist. There was no way to follow in his footsteps. He was just too large and just too far out of sight. He truly shook the world, and his influence will be there long into the future.
29I come from the Lynchs of Sligo (Ireland). You know, I went there, but I looked in the phone book and there are nine million Lynchs in Sligo.
30[When asked would he see The Dark Knight (2008)] I'm not inclined to watch it because of what I said. But if it's a good movie, I'll catch up with it somewhere. I don't think they ever really captured Tim Burton's spirit [since he stopped being involved]. They kind of drove the franchise into the ground. Tim Burton's a genius. He had the right take on it. That's why I did the movie. I did the movie based on a single conversation with him. We both come from the cartoon world originally. We had similar ideas. Tim said the Joker should have a humorous dark side to him. Burton is one of the great movie makers. I think the world of him. He's the most unassuming man. And he doesn't feel pressure. That's what I love about him. Once he's in there, he's smiling making the movie. That's it!
31It's not so nice when you are 71 and looking for some action. I feel uncomfortable doing it in the limelight - so from now on I'll do it when it's right. Happily, when it comes to girls hitting on me, I'm not undernourished.
32Star quality is if you're on stage and a cat walks on and they still watch you.
33Explaining his controversial remarks on the death of Heath Ledger: What I actually said was, 'I warned them.' I had a bad experience with those sleeping pills that Ledger apparently took. I took one of these pills and had just gone to sleep when I had a phone call to go to an emergency at a friend's house. I jumped up, went outside and some time later woke up on the driveway. It sounds amusing but I live in the mountains and it could've been worse. I didn't know Heath Ledger, but I know those pills.
34I've grown out of talking like I know something when I don't.
35[on Jessica Lange] She is like a delicate fawn, but crossed with a Buick.
36I think it is very unattractive for me to be seen fawning over little, tiny girls. I didn't feel that for a long time but now I do. If I could slip them out the back entrance wrapped in a blanket, that's a different story. (February 2004)
37We were moving to a freer society before AIDS. Most people who investigated this knew that if you were not shooting up or getting f***ed in the heinie, you were as likely to get AIDS as you were to have a safe fall on your head while walking down Wilshire Boulevard. But you could not proselytize this view. The facts were almost useless. You couldn't give a woman the facts and have her respond, 'Oh, all right.'
38The thing I like about The Joker is that his sense of humor is completely tasteless.
39I would be so happy if I didn't smoke, for a lot of reasons. I can't believe that I can't break the habit. I don't want to be lying around, dying in Cedar's Sinai Hospital and thinking that I was as stupid enough, a man who is as petrified of dying as I am, to have done it to myself. I'm a real fraidy-cat about mortality.
40With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and seventy.
41(1996) I just wish every film I liked wasn't either foreign or made in America but with such terrible difficulty. This is the worst period ever for trying to do interesting work.
42As an actor, I have no desire for anybody to understand my past work. Period.
43(1992) I don't believe in God now. I can still work up an envy for someone who has a faith. I can see how that could be a deeply soothing experience.
44Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
45[on Stanley Kubrick] Just because you're a perfectionist doesn't mean you're perfect.
46I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.
47I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.
48So I mean it when I say that if you can't appreciate Brando, I wouldn't know how to talk to you. If there's anything obvious in life, this is it. Other actors don't go around discussing who is the best actor in the world, because it's obvious - Marlon Brando is.
49[on being nominated for an Oscar for the third time for The Last Detail (1973)] The first time I was up for an Oscar, I thought I would win it. But I didn't have as sharp a view as I do now. The second time... I expected to lose, and deservedly lose, to George C. Scott. But even getting a nomination blows my mind. I'd love to win but now that I've had several good performances that people at large have liked, it becomes harder to excite them. And familiarity breeds contempt.
50[on turning down the role played by Robert Redford in The Sting (1973)] I liked the period, the whole project and I knew it would be commercial. But at the time, I needed to put my energies into a movie that really needed them. I needed to take a risk.
51Every director implored me, "Jack, can't you talk a little bit faster?" It was like a hot button for me and I would become hateful. So when Roman started to say it, I began and he said, "Jack, this movie is 100-and-something pages long. To have a movie that is screen able, you'll have to talk a little faster". [Roman Polanski directed him in Chinatown (1974)].
52There's a period just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don't know what in the world I'm going to do. It's free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting.
53"You're new here, aren't you?" Nicholson, who rarely is seen in public without his sunglasses, replied when asked by a photographer to take off his glasses for a photo.
54A question you always ask in acting is, Where were you going if this scene didn't interrupt the movements of the character?
55My motto is: more good times.
56I was particularly proud of my performance as the Joker. I considered it a piece of pop art.
57I'm not a raver anymore, all good things must come to an end.
58I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman.
59When I come up against a director who has a concept that I don't agree with, or maybe I just haven't thought of it or whatever, I'd be more prone to go with them than my own because I want to be out of control as an actor, I want them to have the control, otherwise it's going to become predictably my work, and that's not fun.
60[on the birth of his son after having had two daughters] I finally got it right.
61A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
62If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain't - take two!
63You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.
64[regarding Terms of Endearment (1983)] When I read the part, I knew I'd win the Oscar for it.
65[on the $5 million he earned for A Few Good Men (1992)] It was one of the few times when it was money well spent.
66The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.

#Trademark
1Triangular eyebrows
2Method acting.
3His somewhat maniacal laugh
4Frequently works as a character with mental instability
5Frequently works with Danny DeVito
6Often plays charming, anti-authoritarian characters
7Slow drawl and shark's grin
8Dark sunglasses

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