jack nicholson, american actor, producer, director and screenwriter, has won three academy awards and has been nominated twelve times. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors, the other being Michael Caine, to have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey. He was raised believing that his grandmother was his mother, and that his mother, June Frances Nicholson, a showgirl, was his older sister. He discovered the truth in 1975 thanks to a journalist from Time magazine who was investigating a profile on him. It is believed that his real father was Donald Furcillo, an Italian-American showman, or Eddie King (Edgar Kirschfeld), born in Latvia and also in show business. Jack’s mother’s ancestry was Irish, with smaller amounts of English, German, Scottish, and Welsh. Nicholson made her film debut in a B-movie titled The Cry Baby Killer (1958). His rise in Hollywood was far from meteoric, and for years he sustained his career with guest appearances on television series and several Roger Corman films, including Little Shop of Horrors (1960). Nicholson’s first turn in the director’s chair was for Unity, He Said (1971). Before that, he wrote the screenplay for The Journey (1967) and co-wrote Head (1968), a vehicle for monkeys. His big break came with Easy Rider (1969) and his portrayal of liquor-soaked lawyer George Hanson, which earned Nicholson his first Oscar nomination. Nicholson’s film career took off in the 1970s with a defining performance in Năm bản nhạc dễ (1970). Nicholson’s other notable work during this period includes leading roles in Roman Polanski’s film noir masterpiece Chinatown (1974) and Bay Trên Tổ Chim Cúc Cu (1975), for which he won his first Oscar for Best Actor. The 1980s began with another career-defining role for Nicholson as Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Khách Sạn Ma Ám (1980). A series of well-received films followed, including lối sống sai lầm (1983), which earned Nicholson his second Oscar; the honor of prizzi (1985), and the witches of eastwick (1987). He played another renowned villain, the Prankster, in Tim Burton’s Người Dơi (1989). In the 1990s, he starred in films as varied as Chỉ vài người tốt (1992), for which he received another Oscar nomination, and a dual role in Mars Attack! (nineteen ninety six). Although a glimpse into the darker side of Nicholson’s acting range reappeared in Điệp vụ Boston (2006), the actor’s more recent roles highlight the physical and emotional complications one faces at the end of life. The most notable of these is the unapologetically misanthropic Melvin Udall in As Good As It Gets (1997), for which he won his third Oscar. nuances of this personality are evident in about schmidt (2002), Điều chia sẻ ngọt ngào (2003), and niềm sống (2007). In addition to his Academy Award and Oscar nominations, Nicholson has seven Golden Globes and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. He also became one of the youngest actors to receive the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in 1994. Nicholson has six children. by five different women: Jennifer Nicholson (b. 1963) from his only marriage to Sandra Knight, which ended in 1966; Caleb Goddard (b. 1970) with Năm Bản Nhạc dễ (1970) co-star Susan Anspach, who was automatically adopted by Anspach’s then-husband Mark Goddard; Honey Hollman (b. 1982) with Danish supermodel Winnie Hollman; Lorraine Nicholson (b. 1990) and Ray Nicholson (b. 1992) with supporting actress Rebecca Broussard; and Tessa Gourin (b. 1994) with real estate agent Jennine Marie Gourin. Nicholson’s longest relationship was the 17 non-monogamous years he spent with Anjelica Huston; This ended when Broussard announced that she was pregnant with her child.
– imdb mini biography by: pedro borges