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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson young

Birth Date

April 22, 1937


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 10 in | 177 cm

Jack Nicholson young photos


84 kg | 185 pounds


44 in | 111 cm

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU


34 in | 89 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Jack Nicholson was born in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States, on April 22, 1937, is an American actor.

Young Jack Nicholson first started acting during his years at the Manasquan High School in Spring Lake, New Jersey in school theater productions.

He played small parts with a group the "Players Ring Theater" in Los Angeles.

He got his television debut in anthology series NBC Matinee Theater (1956) in episode "Are You Listening?", in role as Musician's Son.

He made his big screen debut in film The Cry Baby Killer (1958) in role as Jimmy Wallace.

Jack's breakthrough performance came as George Hanson in road drama film Easy Rider (1969), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He landed his directorial debut with sport indie movie Drive, He Said (1971), also he wrote the screenplay.

Best Movies

He won two Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his performances in movies:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) drama in role as Randle McMurphy

As Good as It Gets (1997) romantic comedy drama in role as Melvin Udall

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Chinatown (1974) neo-noir mystery in role as J. J. "Jake" Gittes, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

Five Easy Pieces (1970) drama in role as Robert "Bobby" Eroica Dupea

The Last Detail (1973) comedy drama in role as Signalman 1st Class Billy L. Buddusky

Prizzi's Honor (1986) comedy drama in role as Charley Partanna, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

Ironweed (1988) drama in role as Francis Phelan

About Schmidt (2003) comedy drama in role as Warren R. Schmidt, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Garrett Breedlove in comedy drama movie Terms of Endearment (1983).

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:

Reds (1981) epic historical drama in role as Eugene O'Neill

A Few Good Men (1992) mystery thriller in role as Colonel Nathan R. Jessup

He played Joker in superhero movie Batman (1989).

The Shining (1980) psychological horror directed by Stanley Kubrick

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) drama with Jessica Lange

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) comedy dark fantasy with Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer and Cher

Wolf (1994) romantic horror with Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader

The Crossing Guard (1995) drama with Anjelica Huston and Robin Wright

Hoffa (1993) biographical crime opposite Danny DeVito and Armand Assante

The Bucket List (2007) comedy drama with Morgan Freeman

The Departed (2006) crime drama opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon

Mars Attacks! (1996) comic science fiction directed by Tim Burton

The Pledge (2001) mystery drama with Benicio del Toro, Robin Wright and Mickey Rourke

TV Shows

He portrayed Jaime Angel in NBC medical drama television series Dr. Kildare (1966).

He played Wes in television Western film Ride in the Whirlwind (1966).

He had a recurring role as Marvin Jenkins / Mr. Garland in CBS situation comedy series The Andy Griffith Show (1966–1967) .


Attended nearby Manasquan High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Has a sister, Lorraine.

He received the Cecil B DeMile Award in 1999.

Fan of New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers.

He received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, at age of 57, in 1994.

Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 4, 1996.

Good friends with George 'The Animal' Steele and Vlade Divac.

Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010.

Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


He was married to Sandra Knight (1962-1968), they have one daughter, Jennifer.

Has been in relationships with:

Rebecca Broussard (1988-1993), they have two children

Susan Anspach (1969-1970), they have a son

Winnie Hollman (1980 - 1985) they have a daughter

He dated: Lara Flynn Boyle (1999-2003), Georgianna Carter (1957-1960), Cynthia Basinet (1997-1999), Sharon Stone (1996), Amber Smith (1993-1994), Julie Delpy (1992), Tracy Richman (1990-1991), Karen Mayo-Chandler (1987-1988), Rachel Ward (1981), Kelly LeBrock (1979-1980), Anjelica Huston (1973-1990), Candice Bergen (1971), Rita Moreno (1970), Michelle Phillips (1970-1972), Mimi Machu (1967-1971) and Lynette Bernay (1960).


I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.

A star on a movies set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear

Because you know, down deep in my heart, when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor.

Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.

The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.

What's beautiful is all that counts, pal. That's all that counts.

I hate giving advice, because people won't take it.

I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.