Jack Nicholson Biography (1937-)



Original name, John Joseph Nicholson; born April 22 (some sources cite April28), 1937, in Neptune, NJ; son of June Nicholson; grandson of John (a sign painter) and Ethel May (an operator of a beauty parlor) Nicholson; married Sandra Knight, 1961 (divorced, 1966); children: (first marriage) Jennifer; (withSusan Anspach) one son; (with Rebecca Broussard) Lorraine, Raymond. Education: Graduate of Manasquan High School, Manasquan, NJ; studied acting with Jeff Corey, 1957, and with other drama teachers. Avocational interests: Spectator sports, especially basketball. Addresses: Agent--Bresler, Kelly, and Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1529. Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, messenger in cartoon department, 1957; Players Ring Theatre, member of troupe, 1957-58. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award nomination, National Society of Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and British Academy Award nomination,British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all best supporting actor, 1969, for Easy Rider; Academy Award nomination, best actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a drama, both 1970, for Five Easy Pieces; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a drama, 1971, for Carnal Knowledge; Cannes International Film Festival Award, Academy Award nomination, best actor, Golden Globe Award nomination, and British Academy Award, best actor in a motion picture drama, all 1973, for The Last Detail; Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award,National Society of Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award,British Academy Award, and New York Film Critics Award, all best actor, 1974, forChinatown; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, National Society of FilmCritics Award, British Academy Award, and New York Film Critics Award, all best actor, 1975, for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest; British Academy Award, National Board of Review Award, Academy Award nomination, all bestsupporting actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor in a supporting role, all 1981, for Reds; Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, all best supporting actor, 1983, for Terms of Endearment; Academy Award nomination, best actor, Golden Globe Award, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture, National Society of Film Critics Award, and New York Film Critics Circle Award, best actor, all 1985, for Prizzi's Honor; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best actor, Academy Award nomination, best actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, all 1987, for Ironweed; Shared Grammy Award (with Bobby McFerrin), best children's recording, NationalAcademy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1987, for The Elephant's Child; Saturn Award, best actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, and New York Film Critics Circle Award, best actor, both 1987, forThe Witches of Eastwick; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture comedy or musical, and British Academy Award nomination, best supporting actor, both 1989, for Batman; AcademyAward nomination, best actor, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, both 1992, for Hoffa; National Board of Review award, best supporting actor, Academy Award nomination,best supporting actor, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by anactor in a supporting role in a motion picture, and MTV Movie Award nominations, best male performance and best villain, all 1992, for A Few Good Men;Lifetime Achievement Award, American Film Institute, 1994; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture, 1996,for Mars Attacks!; Academy Award, best actor, Golden Globe Award, bestperformance by an actor in a motion picture comedy or musical, Screen ActorsGuild Award, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Golden Satellite Award, National Boardof Review Award, American Comedy Award, funniest lead actor in a motion picture, Blockbuster Entertainment award nomination, favorite actor in a video, ALFS Award, actor of the year, London Critics Circle, Online Film Critics Society Award, best actor, and runner-up for Toronto Film Critics Association Award, best actor, all 1997, for As Good As It Gets; received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1997; Jack Webb Award, Los Angeles Police Department, 1998; Cecil B. DeMille Award, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1999; ALFS, London Film Critics Circle Award for actor of the year, 1999; Kennedy Center Honor, 2001. Addresses: Agent: Bresler, Kelly, and Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1529.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
April 22, 1937
Neptune, New Jersey, United States

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