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Jack Nicholson Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Jack Nicholson information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that Jack Nicholson spent the first ten years of his career making B-Movies for prolific producer/director Roger Corman. He didn't break away from these low-budget drive-in movie fare until he lucked into the role of the disillusioned lawyer in the 1969 counter-culture road movie Easy Rider.

... Jack Nicholson has received twelve Academy Award acting nominations and three wins (for As Good As It Gets (pictured here), Terms of Endearment and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest) which gives him the record for most nominations received by a male actor. (The next most-nominated actor is Spencer Tracy who received nine Oscar nominations over the course of his career.)

... that Jack Nicholson was very good friends with the acting legend Marlon Brando. While Marlon Brando was alive, they even lived next-door to each other. They made one movie together in 1976, a Western called The Missouri Breaks. Visit our Tribute to Marlon Brando.

... that not only is Jack Nicholson an excellent actor but he is also an extremely financially savvy businessman. Insisting on a profit participation deal that included merchandising dollars as payment for his supporting role as The Joker in Batman instead of traditional upfront fee, he has received more than $50 million dollars for that single performance. Visit our Tribute to Batman.

... that eerily mirroring the plotline of one of his most famous movies, Chinatown, Jack Nicholson spent most of his life believing that his grandmother was his mother and that his mother was his sister. It was only after he was famous and a Time Magazine reporter was doing a story on him that he learned the truth about his own family situation.

... that Jack Nicholson has a long-standing personal and professional relationship with the Hollywood Huston family. He acted with famed director John Huston in Chinatown and was directed by him in Prizzi's Honor. He had a 17-year relationship with John's actress daughter, Angelica Huston. During the course of their relationship, Jack and Angelica would appear together in four movies: The Crossing Guard, The Last Tycoon, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Prizzi's Honor (pictured here).

All fans of The Shining know that the book Jack Nicholson was writing didn't exactly turn out very well. Now an enterprising (crazy) man has turned the famous words "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" into a book (?). That's it, the whole book. We certainly don't suggest that you buy this book(?) although it might be fun to have as a "conversation piece" but you can go here and peek inside the book(?)

... Sometimes we find things on youtube that just amaze us. Here's Jack Nicholson in 1978 touting a hydrogen powered car. It's Jack being Jack, watch him demonstrate how there's no carbon monoxide to kill yourself with. Marvel over the announcer talking about powering your car for thirty cents a gallon. And wonder what happened to Jack and his car.

On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Jack Nicholson is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Jack Nicholson's star:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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Jake Gittes ( Chinatown ):

"He passed away two weeks ago and he brought the land a week ago... That's unusual."

Jack Nicholson is often called devilish, but in which movie did he actually play the devil?