Number 1: Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is the number one in the top list of 100 best actors of all time, and we all know why is that so.

Here is a little description about Jack Nicholson.

 

Date of Birth 22 April 1937, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name John Joseph Nicholson
Nicknames Mulholland Man
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Height 5′ 8½” (1.74 m)

 

But beside all that he is one of the greatest actors of all times and here is presented a little bio about his life:

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director, is a three-time Academy Award winner and 12-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors – the other being Michael Caine – who have received Oscar nods in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s.

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Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in Manhattan, New York. He was raised believing that his grandmother was his mother, and that his mother, June Frances Nicholson, a showgirl, was his older sister. He discovered the truth in 1975 from a Time magazine journalist who was researching a profile on him. His biological father is believed to have been either Donald Furcillo, an Italian-American showman, or Eddie King (Edgar Kirschfeld), born in Latvia and also in showbusiness. Jack’s mother’s ancestry was Irish, English, as well as German, Scottish, and Welsh.

Nicholson made his film debut in a B-movie titled The Cry Baby Killer (1958). His rise in Hollywood was far from meteoric, and for years, he sustained his career with guest spots in television series and a number of Roger Corman films, including The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

 

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The 1980s kicked off with another career-defining role for Nicholson as Jack Torrance inStanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining (1980). A string of well-received films followed, including Terms of Endearment (1983) which earned Nicholson his second Oscar; Prizzi’s Honor (1985) and The Witches of Eastwick (1987). He portrayed another renowned villain, The Joker, in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). In the 1990s, he starred in such varied films as A Few Good Men (1992), for which he received another Oscar nomination, and a dual role in Mars Attacks! (1996).

Although a glimpse at the darker side of Nicholson’s acting range reappeared in The Departed (2006), the actor’s most recent roles highlight the physical and emotional complications one faces late in life. The most notable of these is the unapologetically misanthropic Melvin Udall in As Good as It Gets (1997), for which he won his third Oscar. Shades of this persona are apparent in About Schmidt (2002), Something’s Gotta Give (2003) and The Bucket List (2007). In addition to his Oscar wins and nominations, Nicholson has seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. He also became one of the youngest actors to receive the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement award in 1994.
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Nicholson has five children: Eldest daughter Jennifer Nicholson (b. 1963), from his marriage to Sandra Knight which ended in 1968; Caleb James Goddard (b. 1970) with Susan Anspach; Honey Hollman (b. 1981) with Danish supermodel, Winnie Hollman; and Lorraine Nicholson (b. 1990) and Ray Nicholson (b. 1992) with Rebecca Broussard. Nicholson’s longest relationship was the 16 years he spent with actress Anjelica Huston; it ended when Broussard become pregnant with his child.

 

Personal quotes by the legend:

The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.
It was one of the few times when it was money well spent. [about the $5 million he earned for A Few Good Men (1992) ]
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When I read the part, I knew I’d win the Oscar for it. [regarding Terms of Endearment(1983)]
You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.
If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain’t – take two!
A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
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The best quote chosen by the authors:
I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman.
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