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Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Claim to Fame
Hoffa (1992), The Shining (1980) , Chinatown (1974), The Two Jakes (1990), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
Actor/Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is a retired American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Jack Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles; many of which include dark portrayals of neurotic and/or psychopathic characters. Nicholson's twelve Oscar nominations make him the most nominated male actor.
Nicholson has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actor, 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 and Daniel Day-Lewis for most acting wins by a male actor (three). Nicholson is well known for playing villainous roles, such as Frank Costello in The Departed, Jack Torrance in The Shining and the Joker in 1989's Batman.
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 being Michael Caine. He has won six Golden Globe Awards, and received the 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 in which he has starred include Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, Chinatown, The Passenger, The Shining, Reds, Wolf, A Few Good Men, The Pledge, About Schmidt, and The Departed.
Nicholson was born in New Jersey, the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (stage name June Nilson). June had married Italian American showman Donald Furcillo (stage name Donald Rose) six months earlier in Elkton, Maryland, on October 16, 1936. Furcillo was already married. Although he reportedly offered to take care of the child, June's mother Ethel insisted that she bring up the baby, partly so that June could pursue her dancing career. Although Furcillo claimed to be Nicholson's father and to have committed bigamy by marrying June, biographer Patrick McGilligan asserted in Jack's Life that Latvian-born Eddie King (originally Edgar A. Kirschfeld), June's manager, may have been Nicholson's biological father. Other sources suggest June Nicholson was unsure of who the father was. Nicholson's mother was of Irish, English, and Pennsylvania Dutch descent, though he and his family reportedly self-identified as Irish.
Nicholson was brought up believing that his maternal grandparents, John Joseph Nicholson (a department store window dresser in Manasquan, New Jersey) and Ethel May (née Rhoads, a hairdresser, beautician and amateur artist in Manasquan), were his parents. Nicholson only discovered that his "parents" were actually his grandparents and his sister was in fact his mother in 1974, after a journalist for TIME magazine who was doing a feature on Nicholson informed him of the fact. By this time, both his mother and grandmother had died (in 1963 and 1970, respectively). Nicholson has stated he does not know who his biological father is, saying "Only Ethel and June knew and they never told anybody", and has chosen not to have a DNA test or to pursue the matter.
Nicholson grew up in Neptune City, New Jersey. He was raised in his mother's Roman Catholic religion. Before starting high school, his family moved to an apartment in Spring Lake, New Jersey. "Nick", as he was known to his high school friends, attended nearby Manasquan High School, where he was voted "class clown" by the Class of 1954. He was in detention every day for a whole school year. A theatre and a drama award at the school are named in his honor. In 2004, Nicholson attended his 50-year high school reunion accompanied by his aunt Lorraine.
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Manasquan High School, Manasquan, New Jersey, United States (1954)
Full Name at Birth
John Joseph Nicholson
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Donald Furcillo ("Donald Rose", beauty parlor operator, Nicholson's biological father), John Joseph Nicholson (signmaker, Nicholson's grandfather who posed as his father)
June Frances Nicholson ("June Nilson", dancer, Nicholson's biological mother who posed as his sister), Ethel May Nicholson (beautician, Nicholson's grandmother who posed as his mother)
Lorraine Nicholson (Nicholson's aunt who posed as his sister), Pamela Hawley Liddicoat, Donna Furcillo Rose
Actor, Film Director, Producer, Writer.
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of excitable and psychopathic characters. In many of his films he played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", and someone who rebels against the social structure.
Lou Adler, Robert Evans, Robert Towne, Warren Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Alan Finkelstein, Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, Hunter S. Thompson
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Bresler Kelly & Associates, Celebrity Talent International
www.nndb.com/people/722/000022656/, twitter.com/J_J_Nicholson, www.jack-nicholson.info/
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Jack Nicholson is currently single.
He was married to Sandra Knight from 1962 to 1968.
He also dated Kate Moss in 2004, Lara Flynn Boyle from 1999 to 2001, Cynthia Basinet from 1997 to 1999, Amanda De Cadenet in 1995, Amber Smith in 1993, Angie Everhart in 1993, Tracy Richman from 1990 to 1991, Rebecca Broussard from 1989 to 1994, Marie Helvin in 1988, Karen Mayo-Chandler from 1987 to 1988, Veronica Cartwright in 1987, Rachel Ward in 1981, Winnie Hollman from 1980 to 1985, Janice Dickinson in 1980, Bebe Buell in 1980, Christina Onassis in 1980, Margaret Trudeau in 1978, Jill St. John in 1977, Barbara Allen in 1977, Nancy Pfister in 1976, Anjelica Huston from 1973 to 1989, Joni Mitchell in 1972, Veruschka von Lehndorff in 1972, Candice Bergen in 1971, Michelle Phillips from 1970 to 1972, Susan Anspach from 1969 to 1970, Mimi Machu from 1967 to 1971, Lynette Bernay in 1960, Georgianna Carter from 1957 to 1960, Kelly LeBrock, Julie Delpy, Charlotte Lewis, Sabrina Guinness, Suze Randall, Pat Cleveland, Paula Hamilton, Apollonia van Ravenstein, Zouzou, Ursula Auburn and Heidi Fleiss.
Jack Nicholson is rumored to have hooked up with Rita Moreno and Brooke Hayward.