April 22, 1937
83 years old
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
84 kg | 185 pounds
44 in | 111 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 89 cm
John Joseph "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.
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
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).