With his cheshire-cat grin, devil-may-care attitude and potent charisma, Jack Nicholson emerged as the most popular and celebrated actor of his generation. A classic anti-hero, he typified the new breed of Hollywood star — rebellious, contentious and defiantly non-conformist. A supremely versatile talent, he uniquely defined the zeitgeist of the 1970s, a decade which his screen presence dominated virtually from start to finish, and remained an enduring counterculture icon for the duration of his long and renowned career. Born April 22, 1937 in Neptune, New Jersey, and raised by his mother and grandmother, Nicholson travelled to California at the age of 17, with the intent of returning east to attend college. It never happened — he became so enamored of the west coast that he stayed, landing a job as an office boy in MGM’s animation department.
Nicholson soon began studying acting with the area group the Players Ring Theater, eventually appearing on television as well as on stage… read more
Nicholosn lived next to Brando for a number of years on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills. Warren Beatty also lived nearby, earning the road the nickname "bad boy drive". After Brando's death in 2004, Nicholson purchased his neighbours bungalow for 6.1 million, with the purpose of having it demolished. Nicholson stated it was done out of respect to Brandos' legacy, as it had become too expensive to renovate...
My favorite actor of all time. The Shining, Chinatown, the Departed, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Batman, A Few Good Men... no other performer in the history of cinema has such an impressive credit list.