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Jack Nicholson

Born: April 22, 1937, Manhattan, New York, USA

John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson is an American actor, 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 has 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”.

He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four). He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Michael Caine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a 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, in chronological order, “Easy Rider”, “Five Easy Pieces”, “Chinatown”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”, “The Shining”, “The Postman Always Rings Twice”, “Reds”, &lqduo;Terms of Endearment”, “Batman”, “A Few Good Men”, “As Good as It Gets”, “About Schmidt”, “Something's Gotta Give” and “The Departed”.

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How Do You Know (2010)

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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

53 2010 121
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The Bucket List (2007)

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Corporate billionaire Edward and working class mechanic Carter have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to escape and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their \bucket list\. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.

74 2007 97
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The Departed (2006)

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To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

85 2006 151
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Anger Management (2003)

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After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women. Buddys unorthodox approach to therapy is confrontational and abrasive and Dave is bewildered by it. Then, after yet another mishap, Judge Daniels orders Dave to step up his therapy or wind up in jail. So, Buddy moves in with Dave to help him battle his inner demons. Buddy himself has no inner demons since he acts out at every opportunity and that includes making lewd comments about Daves girlfriend Linda and goading Dave into confronting every slight, past or present, head-on. But Buddy finally goes too far and Dave must decide whether to crawl back into his shell or stand up for himself. Could it be that Buddys confounding and contradictory treatment is just what the doctor ordered?

62 2003 106
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

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Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.

67 2003 128
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About Schmidt (2002)

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Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman, who at age 66, has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

78 1997 139
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Mars Attacks! (1996)

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'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

63 1996 106
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Blood and Wine (1996)

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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

61 1996 101
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The Crossing Guard (1995)

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After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make peace with himself and his entourage, and even finds romance. Gale, whose life is spiraling down because of his obsession towards Booth, will bring himself on the very edge of sanity. At he end of the week, both men will find themselves on a collision course with each other.

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Wolf (1994)

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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

73 1994 125
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A Few Good Men (1992)

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When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.

76 1992 138
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Hoffa (1992)

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Jack Nicholson s portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion that negates the theory that he disappeared in 1975.

66 1992 140
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The Two Jakes (1990)

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This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.

61 1990 138
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Batman (1989)

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Michael Keaton stars as the nocturnal crime-fighter. Jack Nicholson is the Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful photojournalist with a passion for Batman's alter-ego.

76 1989 126
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Broadcast News (1987)

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Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

72 1987 133
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Ironweed (1987)

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Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: shes sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides its not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.

68 1987 143
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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

65 1987 118
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Heartburn (1986)

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Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.

60 1986 108
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Prizzi's Honor (1985)

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A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.

68 1985 124
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Terms of Endearment (1983)

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Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma s marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora s interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

74 1983 132
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

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This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.

66 1981 122
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Reds (1981)

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A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

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The Shining (1980)

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Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren t prepared for the madness that lurks within.

84 1980 144
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Goin' South (1978)

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Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.

63 1978 109
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The Missouri Breaks (1976)

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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous \regulator\

66 1976 126
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The Last Tycoon (1976)

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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

64 1976 123
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

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While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched.

87 1975 133
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Tommy (1975)

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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.

66 1975 111
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The Passenger (1975)

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David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes the dead man's identity. However, he soon finds out that the man was an arms dealer, leading Locke into dangerous situations. Aided by a beautiful woman (Maria Schneider), Locke attempts to avoid both the police and criminals out to get him.

76 1975 121
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Chinatown (1974)

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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous

83 1974 130
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The Last Detail (1973)

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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

76 1973 103
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The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

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Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly - real life reduced to radio drama.

66 1972 103
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)

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The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.

70 1971 98
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

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A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isnt spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

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Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, the main character Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities.

67 1970 129
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Easy Rider (1969)

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Easy Rider is the classic cult film from the 1960s. A road movie that embodies the feeling of being a hippie as two friends head cross-country to Mardi Gras. A controversial period film by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda with some classic music from a generation of wanderers.

74 1969 95
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Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)

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At first gas station attendant Poet is happy when the rockers gang “Hell’s Angels finally accepts him. But he’s shocked when he learns how brutal they are – not even murder is a taboo to them. He gets himself in trouble when the leader’s girlfriend falls in love with him – and he welcomes her approaches.

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The Shooting (1966)

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A hired gun seeks to enact revenge on a group of bounty hunters in the Old West.

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The Terror (1963)

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Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, doesn't even greet him and walks away. Eventually she takes him to the sea, where she disappears in rough water. How can he save the mysterious girl?

50 1963 81
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The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

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Black comedy about a young man who creates a carnivorous plant and must kill in order to feed it.

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