Birth name John Joseph Nicholson
Born April 22, 1937 (84 Years) in Neptune, New Jersey (United States)
Profession: Actor Director Screenwriter
Notable Movies: Easy Rider, The Last Chore Chinatown Flying Over a Cuckoo’s Nest, Shining Batman Wolf, Mars Attacks! , For better and for worse, The Pledge The Departed
Jack Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey. He is the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson known as “June Nilson” (1918-1963) of English origin, by his mother, and Irish, by his father. Six months earlier, on October 16, 1936 , June had married Donald Furcillo, said Donald Rose, an actor of Italian descent, in Elkton in Maryland. Although he is already married, Furcillo offers to take care of the child, but June’s mother insists on having custody and thus allowing her daughter to continue her career. Little Jack was raised by his grandparents, John J. Nicholson, a window dresser in a department store in Asbury Park, and Ethel May Rhoads, hairstylist, beautician, and amateur artist in Neptune. It was only in 1974 during an interview with a reporter from Time Magazine that Nicholson learned that his so-called parents were his grandparents and that his “sister” was his mother. On that date, both died, and it was Lorraine, her other “sister”, in reality, her aunt, who confirmed the journalist’s words to her
Early Career Life
After studying at Manasquan High School where he was elected “clown of the class” in 1954 , Nicholson began a career as an actor, screenwriter, and producer, working among others for and with Roger Corman.
This collaboration includes his first appearance in The Cry Baby Killer (1958), where he plays a juvenile delinquent who panics after killing two other teenagers, La Petite Boutique des horreurs (1960), in which he plays a small role as a patient. masochist of a dentist, Le Corbeau et L’Halluciné (1963), whose headliner he shares with Sandra Knight, whom he married on June 17, 1962, with Harry Dean Stanton as a witness (the couple will divorce on August 8, 1968). When he first arrived in Hollywood, Nicholson was hired by the Hanna-Barbera studios. Noticing his talent as an artist, they offered Nicholson a job as an animator, which he declined. While his acting career seems to be stalling, Nicholson resigns himself to going behind the camera and begins to write scripts.
Thunder Island by Jack Leewood (1963), Flight to Fury (1964), and The Hurricane of Vengeance (1965) by Monte Hellman were born. Friend of Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson, the latter asked him to write his first film, Head, a film about the group Les Monkees (1968). This will be the first of their collaborations, with Nicholson going on to star in five of Rafelson’s films. Nicholson spent months in contact with the group whose members liked him very much. He goes on the set of the television series, meets them at their homes to be inspired by their universe, the whole team of the film agreeing that it is not only a long version of the series.
a retired astronaut, in Tendres Passions (1983), the first film by James L. Brooks, a television director. Jack Nicholson was prolific during the 1980s. Along with Jessica Lange, he starred in a new adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by David Mamet. He plays a supporting role, that of playwright Eugene O’Neill, in Warren Beatty’s ambitious historical fresco Reds. He also plays a border guard in the social drama Border Police by Tony Richardson (1982), a not-so-smart mobster in The Honor of the Prizzi, the penultimate film by John Huston (1985), a journalist on horseback in Mike Burn Nichols (1986), the devil in George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and a wanderer in Hector Babenco’s Ironweed the same year.
Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jack Nicholson Net Worth
As enormous as he is in his career, he amassed an estimated net worth of $400 million.