Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Highest Rated: 100% The Shooting (1967)

Lowest Rated: 7% Man Trouble (1992)

Birthday: Apr 22, 1937

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, USA

Perhaps no other actor of his generation made more of a lasting impression than Jack Nicholson. Over the course of several decades, Nicholson delivered one sterling performance after another in films that have long been considered as being some of the greatest ever made. Though he got his start with low-budget king Roger Corman in the late-1950s, the actor eventually made his mark with a memorable supporting role in the iconic counterculture road film, "Easy Rider" (1969). Thanks to that Oscar-nominated performance, Nicholson embarked on a fruitful decade of work that ultimately cemented his place in cinematic history, starting with a shaded portrayal of a man searching for what went wrong with his life in "Five Easy Pieces" (1970). But it was his performance as the dogged private detective Jake Gittes in "Chinatown" (1974) that turned the already successful actor into a legend, which he followed with perhaps his most enduring film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). He gave an iconic performance in "The Shining" (1980), and was also strong in such films as "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987) and "Batman" (1990), as well as in "Terms of Endearment" (1983) and "As Good As It Gets" (1997), all of which underscored Nicholson's place in at the top of the Hollywood pantheon.

Highest rated movies

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
The Shooting
Chinatown Broadcast News
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ride in the Whirlwind
The Little Shop of Horrors
The Departed

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
31% 25% How Do You Know Charles (Character) $30.2M 2010
41% 77% The Bucket List Edward Cole (Character) $93.5M 2007
90% 94% The Departed Frank Costello (Character) $132.4M 2006
72% 69% Something's Gotta Give Harry Langer (Character) $124.6M 2003
42% 60% Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell (Character) $133.8M 2003
85% 74% About Schmidt Warren Schmidt (Character) $65.0M 2002
78% 59% The Pledge Jerry Black (Character) $19.7M 2001
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall (Character) $147.6M 1997
61% 35% Blood and Wine Alex Gates (Character) $1.1M 1996
25% 62% The Evening Star Garrett Breedlove (Character) $12.7M 1996
55% 53% Mars Attacks! President James Dale/Art Land (Character) $37.8M 1996
75% 53% The Crossing Guard Freddy Gale (Character) $771.7K 1995
63% 42% Wolf Will Randall (Character) $65.0M 1994
52% 59% Hoffa James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa (Character) $23.3M 1992
7% 14% Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss (Character) $3.5M 1992
83% 89% A Few Good Men Col. Nathan R. Jessup (Character) $141.3M 1992
64% 38% The Two Jakes Jake Gittes (Character),
Director,
Producer
$9.4M 1990
71% 84% Batman Jack Napier/The Joker (Character) $250.7M 1989
58% 59% Ironweed Francis Phelan (Character) $6.9M 1987
76% 62% The Witches of Eastwick Daryl Van Horne (Character) $58.7M 1987
98% 79% Broadcast News Bill Rorich (Character) $49.2M 1987
45% 47% Heartburn Mark Forman (Character) $24.3M 1986
85% 62% Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna (Character) $26.6M 1985
78% 83% Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove (Character) - 1983
65% 53% The Border Charlie Smith (Character) - 1982
79% 59% The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers (Character) - 1981
89% 82% Reds Eugene O'Neill (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Notre Dame de la Croisette Unknown (Character) - 1981
85% 93% The Shining Jack Torrance (Character) - 1980
73% 50% Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon (Character),
Director
- 1978
81% 59% The Missouri Breaks Tom Logan (Character) - 1976
41% 40% The Last Tycoon Brimmer (Character) - 1976
29% 35% The Fortune Oscar (Character) - 1975
88% 85% The Passenger David Locke (Character) $619.7K 1975
70% 71% Tommy A. Quackson, Mental Health Specialist (Character) - 1975
94% 96% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle Patrick McMurphy (Character) - 1975
99% 93% Chinatown J. J. (Jake) Gittes (Character) - 1974
89% 87% The Last Detail Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky (Character) - 1973
70% 58% The King of Marvin Gardens David Staebler (Character) - 1972
62% 22% Drive, He Said Director,
Producer
- 1971
87% 72% Carnal Knowledge Jonathan Fuerst (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 23% A Safe Place Mitch (Character) - 1971
100% 74% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle (Character) - 1970
88% 84% Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea (Character) - 1970
83% 82% Easy Rider George Hanson (Character) - 1969
75% 71% Head Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet 56% Psych-Out Stoney (Character) - 1968
100% 64% The Shooting Billy Spear (Character),
Producer
- 1967
39% 52% The Trip Writer $29.5K 1967
No Score Yet 22% Rebel Rousers Bunny (Character) - 1967
29% 37% Hell's Angels on Wheels Poet (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Fury Jay Wickham (Character) - 1966
92% 62% Ride in the Whirlwind Wes (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 48% Ensign Pulver Dolan (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 22% Back Door to Hell Burnett (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Double Feature Unknown (Character) - 1964
88% 64% The Raven Rexford Bedlo (Character) - 1963
36% 22% The Terror Lt. Andre Duvalier (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 29% The Broken Land Will Brocious (Character) - 1962
60% No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 20% The Wild Ride Johnny Varron (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Soon to Love Buddy (Character) - 1960
92% 55% The Little Shop of Horrors Wilbur Force (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 28% The Cry Baby Killer Jimmy Wallace (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fight Game With Jim Lampley Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Garland (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Tom Washburn (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960