Monday, September 12, 2011

Jack Nicholson and Friends

Ah, Jack Nicholson. No need to introduce this (infrequent) beret wearer.
J.N. next to Alex Ben Block (white beret)
Abandoned by his father in his childhood, he was raised believing his grandmother was his mother and his mother was his older sister. The truth was revealed to him years later when a Time magazine journalist uncovered the truth while preparing a story on the star. Jack had an on-and-off relationship with actress Anjelica Huston, which spanned 16 years before they split in 1989, after Rebecca Broussard was carrying his child.
JN with Anjelica Huston at the 1976 Oscars
Nicholson may be best known for his acting, but of course he is also a film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times (he won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets). He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment
Groucho Marx chatting with Jack Nicholson at a party for George McGovern circa 1972
Other notable films in which he has starred include, in chronological order, Easy RiderFive Easy PiecesChinatownThe ShiningThe Postman Always Rings TwiceRedsBatmanA Few Good MenHoffaWolfAs Good as It GetsAbout SchmidtSomething's Gotta Give and The Departed.
JN plays a counselor and Adam Sandler a man ordered to undergo therapy in 'Anger Management'

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