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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Date of Birth: Apr 22, 1937

Country: USA

Biography: Jack Nicholson has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, and he's won three times. His crooked leer and wild-man attitude are famous, but Nicholson is also known as a powerful dramatic actor... (who2.com)

Total Credits at Criticker: 68 (Actor), 4 (Director), 5 (Writer)

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    Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
    Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No--Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
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    How Do You Know (2010)
    Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau. (imdb)
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    Soul Searching in Five Easy Pieces (2010)
    A bonus feature on the Criterion Blu-Ray of "Five Easy Pieces". Bob Rafelson talks about the film.
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    The Bucket List (2007)
    Corprate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it 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. (imdb)
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    Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
    A short documentary about Stanley Kubrick's planned ideas for future projects, of which never had the chance to be involved with due to his untimely death.
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    The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
    A concise look at some of the more bizarre visual aspects of The Shining. Through interviews with collaborators, current filmmakers and authors, we'll examine how Kubrick used his unique brand of visual storytelling to convey madness, evil, and the power of the supernatural without relying on dialog or conventional exposition. As much as any film he ever made, The Shining illustrates Kubrick's talent for using the language of pure cinema to tell his stories. (imdb)
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    The Departed (2006)
    The lives of two cops: Colin Sullivan, smart and ambitious, appears to be on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello. Billy Costigan, street-smart and tough, is purported to have a violent temper that costs him his badge...
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    Anger Management (2003)
    Dave Buznik is usually a mild-mannered, non-confrontational guy. But after an altercation aboard an airplane, he is remanded to the care of an anger management therapist, Dr. Buddy Rydell, who could probably use some anger management himself.
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    Something's Gotta Give (2003)
    A sophisticated romantic comedy from writer/director Nancy Meyers which proves that in matters of the heart, you can expect the unexpected.
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    About Schmidt (2002)
    Warren Schmidt (Nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossroads all at the same time. With no job, no wife, and no family, he is desperate to find something meaningful in his thoroughly unimpressive life. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, exploring his roots across Nebraska in a 35-foot motor home. (New Line Productions)
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    The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
    Traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend. (USA Films)
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    The Pledge (2001)
    Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson stars as Jerry Black, a Nevada homicide detective who volunteers for one final investigation on the eve of his retirement. He offers his expertise at a compromised crime scene and ends up making a promise to the young victim's mother that will change his life forever. (Warner Brothers)
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    Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
    The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (imdb)
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    Easy Rider: Shaking The Cage (1999)
    A Hour-long documentary about the production and impact of Easy Rider, Featuring Cast members discussing the way it defined the culture and made a shift in film history.
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    As Good As It Gets (1997)
    A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship.
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    Mars Attacks! (1996)
    Earth is overrun with mean, green invaders! They're armed with insta-fry ray guns, endowed with slimy, humungous brains, and enlivened with out-of-this-world but state-of-the-art special effects. Thrill! As Earth fights back with an unexpected weapon. Take that, Martians! (Warner Bros.)
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    The Evening Star (1996)
    Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together... (imdb)
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    Blood and Wine (1996)
    Bob Rafelson has stated that this is the final part of an informal trilogy he started with "Five Easy Pieces" and continued with "The King Of Marvin Gardens". In the three, Nicholson has now played son, brother and father. In this one, Nicholson is a wealthy wine dealer who has distanced himself from his wife with his philandering... (imdb)
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    The Crossing Guard (1995)
    Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. (imdb)
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    Wolf (1994)
    Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job. (imdb)
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    A Few Good Men (1992)
    One man is dead. Two are accused of murder. The entire Marine Corps is on trial. Hollywood heavyweights Cruise, Nicholson and Moore ignite the screen in Rob Reiner's acclaimed drama about the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. (Columbia TriStar)
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    Hoffa (1992)
    A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa. (imdb)
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    Man Trouble (1992)
    Jack Nicholson stars as a guard dog trainer who gets involved with one of his clients (Ellen Barkin). Beverly D'Angelo plays Barkin's sister, a classic airhead, who is spilling all she knows about her gangster boyfriend (Harry Dean Stanton). (imdb)
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    The Two Jakes (1990)
    L.A. 1948: private eye Jake Gittes shall convict the client Jake Berman's wife of adultery. But instead of making her a scene like planned, Berman shoots her lover in affect - or was it murder?
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    Batman (1989)
    The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (imdb)
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    Broadcast News (1987)
    Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (imdb)
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    The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. (imdb)
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    Ironweed (1987)
    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: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped... (imdb)
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    Heartburn (1986)
    Rachel and Mark are both Washington journalists. They meet at a wedding and not long after they get married themselves... (imdb)
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    Prizzi's Honor (1985)
    A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other. (imdb)
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)
    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 (imdb)
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    The Border (1982)
    A border agent involved in drug smuggling decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market. (imdb)
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    Reds (1981)
    A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. (imdb)
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    The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
    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. (imdb)
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    The Shining (1980)
    A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
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    Making 'The Shining' (1980)
    A look behind the scenes during the making of "The Shining".
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    Goin' South (1978)
    A downtrodden outlaw finds a loophole that lets him evade the gallows by slipping a wedding ring on a lonely spinster. Not much for the married life, he is then forced to work on her gold mine as he dreams of escaping to Mexico.
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    The Last Tycoon (1976)
    F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death. (imdb)
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    The Missouri Breaks (1976)
    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", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (imdb)
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse. (imdb)
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    The Passenger (1975)
    Originally released in 1975, The Passenger is, on the simplest level, a suspense story about a man trying to escape his own life. This haunting film is a portrait of a drained journalist, played by Jack Nicholson, whose deliverance is an identity exchange with a dead man. The film was shot on location and takes Nicholson on an incredible journey through Africa, Spain, Germany and England. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Tommy (1975)
    A deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that.
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    The Fortune (1975)
    Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.
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    Chinatown (1974)
    Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
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    The Last Detail (1973)
    Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (imdb)
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    The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
    'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives... (imdb)
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    Carnal Knowledge (1971)
    Sandy and Jonathan are roomates in college whose experiences with women offer a contrast. (imdb)
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    A Safe Place (1971)
    A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She is romantically involved with two totally different men. Fred is practical but dull. Mitch is dynamic and sexy, her ideal fantasy partner. Neither man is able to totally fulfill her needs.
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    Five Easy Pieces (1970)
    A trashy oil rigger returns home to comfort his dying father, where he is confronted with the past he ran away from: A successful career as a classical pianist. (imdb)
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    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
    Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking, to please her fiancée, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. (imdb)
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    Rebel Rousers (1970)
    In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul Collier. Paul and a leader of the cyclists, J.J., knew each other years before, so when the gang comes upon the couple and, led by the menacing Bunny, beats up Paul and begins a sexual assault of Karen, J.J. (imdb)
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    Easy Rider (1969)
    Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (imdb)
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    Head (1968)
    The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff. (imdb)
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    Psych-Out (1968)
    Jennie, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose members include Stony, Ben, and Elwood...
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    Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)
    At first gas station attendant Bobby is happy when the rockers gang "Hell's Angels" finally accepts him... (imdb)
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    The Shooting (1966)
    A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.
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    Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)
    Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.
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    Ensign Pulver (1964)
    1945, on an old cargo ship somewhere deep in the Pacific ocean: Captain Morton strives to become commander, so he demands the maximum quality of work from his crew, without granting them any freedom or favors - ignoring that they're thousand of miles away from the front. In one word: he drives his crew crazy. They are near mutiny, but no-one dares to do the first step. Until Ensign Pulver plays a prank on the captain that triggers fatal consequences... (imdb)
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    Back Door to Hell (1964)
    In December, 1944, three US soldiers sneak ashore on Luzon to gather intelligence about Japanese troops in advance of the American armada. The three are to reconnoiter and report via their shortwave radio. Lieutenant Craig may not have the stomach for killing; Jersey is a cynical sergeant; Bartlett is the radio man who also speaks Japanese... (imdb)
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    Flight to Fury (1964)
    An expedition hunts for a rumored hidden treasure trove of gold in the Philippines. (imdb)
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    The Terror (1963)
    A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron where he discovers that she is the pawn of an old witch bent on driving the Baron to suicide. (imdb)
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    The Raven (1963)
    A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem. (imdb)
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    The Broken Land (1962)
    A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the sheriff, resulting in a robbery, a murder and his being pursued by a vengeful posse. (imdb)
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    Little Amy (1962)
    Little Amy (1962) - TV Movie
    Nine-year-old Amy has decided that klutzy neighbor Arthur is the one she's going to marry. However, Arthur is too busy trying, and failing miserably, to get a place on the football team to pay any attention to her. So she comes up with what she thinks are foolproof schemes to get him to succeed, which will give him more time to spend with her. Complications ensue.
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    The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
    Classic black comedy about young schnook who develops a bloodthirsty plant and is forced to kill in order to feed it... (imdb)
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    Studs Lonigan (1960)
    A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago. (imdb)
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    The Wild Ride (1960)
    A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few police officers and finally sees his own life end in tragedy. (imdb)
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    The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
    Nicholson makes his film debut as a juvenile delinquent, who panics when he thinks he's committed murder. (imdb)
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