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Nicholson

Jack Nicholson has made 29 movies in which he starred in a leading role since his first movie 50 years ago called "Five Easy Pieces" (1970) in which he portrayed the character Robert Eroica Dupea.

The highest grossing movie of Jack Nicholson's career, "As Good as it Gets", sold nearly $148,478,011 at the box office in 1997.

Ranked #10 of All Actors
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As Good as it Gets Poster

As Good as it Gets

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Running Time: 138 minutes

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Melvin Udall

(Leading Role)

Helen

Helen Hunt's Portrait

Hunt

Plays as

Carol Connelly

(Supporting Role)

Greg

Greg Kinnear's Portrait

Kinnear

Plays as

Simon Bishop

(Supporting Role)

Skeet

Skeet Ulrich's Portrait

Ulrich

Plays as

Vincent

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Melvin Udall

Box Office Sales: $148,478,011

Rated: Rated PG-13 On appeal for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating (previously rated R).

Year
Released 1997
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A Few Good Men

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 138 minutes

Starring:

Tom

Tom Cruise's Portrait

Cruise

Plays as

Lt. Daniel Kaffee

(Leading Role)

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Colonel Nathan R. Jessep

(Leading Role)

Demi

Demi Moore's Portrait

Moore

Plays as

Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway

(Leading Role)

Kevin

Kevin Bacon's Portrait

Bacon

Plays as

Capt. Jack Ross

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Colonel Nathan R. Jessep

Box Office Sales: $141,340,178

Rated: Rated R For language.

Year
Released 1992
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Anger Management Poster

Anger Management

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 106 minutes

Starring:

Adam

Adam Sandler's Portrait

Sandler

Plays as

Dave Buznik

(Leading Role)

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Dr. Buddy Rydell

(Leading Role)

Marisa

Marisa Tomei's Portrait

Tomei

Plays as

Linda

(Supporting Role)

Luis

Luis Guzman's Portrait

Guzman

Plays as

Lou

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Peter Segal

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Dr. Buddy Rydell

Box Office Sales: $135,560,942

Rated: Rated PG-13 On appeal for crude sexual content and language (previously rated R).

Year
Released 2003
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The Departed

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 151 minutes

Starring:

Leonardo

Leonardo DiCaprio's Portrait

DiCaprio

Plays as

Billy Costigan

(Leading Role)

Matt

Matt Damon's Portrait

Damon

Plays as

Colin Sullivan

(Leading Role)

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Frank Costello

(Leading Role)

Mark

Mark Wahlberg's Portrait

Wahlberg

Plays as

Dignam

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Frank Costello

Box Office Sales: $133,311,000

Rated: Rated R For strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.

Year
Released 2006
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Something's Gotta Give

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Running Time: 123 minutes

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Harry Sanborn

(Leading Role)

Diane

Diane Keaton's Portrait

Keaton

Plays as

Erica Barry

(Leading Role)

Keanu

Keanu Reeves's Portrait

Reeves

Plays as

Julian

(Leading Role)

Frances

Frances McDormand's Portrait

McDormand

Plays as

Zoe

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Harry Sanborn

Box Office Sales: $124,685,242

Rated: Rated PG-13 For sexual content, brief nudity and strong language.

Year
Released 2003
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Poster

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Movie Genre:

Starring:

Christopher

Christopher Lloyd's Portrait

Lloyd

Plays as

Taber

( Role)

Directed by: Milos Forman

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Randle Patrick McMurphy

Box Office Sales: $108,981,275

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1975
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The Bucket List

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 97 minutes

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Edward Cole

(Leading Role)

Morgan

Morgan Freeman's Portrait

Freeman

Plays as

Carter Chambers

(Leading Role)

Sean

Sean Hayes's Portrait

Hayes

Plays as

Thomas

(Supporting Role)

Rob

Rob Morrow's Portrait

Morrow

Plays as

Dr. Hollins

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Edward Cole

Box Office Sales: $93,466,502

Rated: Rated PG-13 For language, including a sexual reference.

Year
Released 2007
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Wolf Poster

Wolf

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Will Randall

Box Office Sales: $65,011,757

Rated: Rated R For language and werewolf attacks.

Year
Released 1994
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About Schmidt Poster

About Schmidt

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Warren Schmidt

Box Office Sales: $65,005,217

Rated: Rated R For some language and brief nudity.

Year
Released 2002
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The Shining Poster

The Shining

Movie Genre: Horror

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Jack Torrance

Box Office Sales: $44,017,374

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1980
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Mars Attacks! Poster

Mars Attacks!

Movie Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 103 minutes

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

President Dale/Art Land

(Leading Role)

Glenn

Glenn Close's Portrait

Close

Plays as

Marsha Dale

(Leading Role)

Annette

Annette Bening's Portrait

Bening

Plays as

Barbara Land

(Leading Role)

Pierce

Pierce Brosnan's Portrait

Brosnan

Plays as

Donald Kessler

(Leading Role)

Directed by: Tim Burton

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: President Dale/Art Land

Box Office Sales: $37,771,017

Rated: Rated PG-13 For sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality.

Year
Released 1996
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How Do You Know?

Movie Genre: Romantic Comedy

Running Time: 121 minutes

Starring:

Reese

Reese Witherspoon's Portrait

Witherspoon

Plays as

Lisa

(Leading Role)

Paul

Paul Rudd's Portrait

Rudd

Plays as

George

(Leading Role)

Owen

Owen Wilson's Portrait

Wilson

Plays as

Matty

(Leading Role)

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Charles Madison

(Leading Role)

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Charles Madison

Box Office Sales: $30,212,620

Rated: Rated R For some language.

Synopsis: Lisa, a lifelong athlete, is devastated when she is cut from her team. While struggling to adjust to a life without sports, she starts dating Matty, a narcissistic major league pitcher. Before the relationship becomes too serious, she meets George, an honest businessman who has been wrongly accused of a financial crime. While everything around them seems to be falling apart, they discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.

Year
Released 2010
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Carnal Knowledge

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Jonathan Fuerst

Box Office Sales: $28,623,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1971
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Prizzi's Honor

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: John Huston

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Charley Partanna

Box Office Sales: $26,700,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1985
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Heartburn Poster

Heartburn

Movie Genre: Comedy

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Mark Louis Forman

Box Office Sales: $25,314,289

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1986
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Hoffa Poster

Hoffa

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Danny

Danny De Vito's Portrait

De Vito

Plays as

Bobby Ciaro

( Role)

Directed by: Danny De Vito

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa

Box Office Sales: $23,365,858

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1992
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Chinatown Poster

Chinatown

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: J.J. Gittes

Box Office Sales: $23,169,837

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1974
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The Pledge Poster

The Pledge

Movie Genre: Drama

Running Time: 124 minutes

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Detective Jerry Black

(Leading Role)

Benicio

Benicio Del Toro's Portrait

Del Toro

Plays as

Toby Jay Wadenah

(Supporting Role)

Aaron

Aaron Eckhart's Portrait

Eckhart

Plays as

Stan Krolak

(Supporting Role)

Helen

Helen Mirren's Portrait

Mirren

Plays as

Doctor

(Supporting Role)

Directed by: Sean Penn

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Detective Jerry Black

Box Office Sales: $19,719,930

Rated: Rated R For strong violence and language.

Year
Released 2001
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Five Easy Pieces Poster

Five Easy Pieces

Movie Genre:

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Robert Eroica Dupea

Box Office Sales: $18,099,091

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1970
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The Missouri Breaks Poster

The Missouri Breaks

Movie Genre:

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Tom Logan

Box Office Sales: $14,000,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1976
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The Postman Always Rings Twice Poster

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Frank Chambers

Box Office Sales: $12,200,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1981
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The Two Jakes Poster

The Two Jakes

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Directed by: Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Jake Gittes

Box Office Sales: $10,005,969

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1990
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The Last Detail Poster

The Last Detail

Movie Genre:

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Billy Buddusky

Box Office Sales: $10,000,000

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1973
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Ironweed Poster

Ironweed

Movie Genre: Drama

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Francis Phelan

Box Office Sales: $7,393,346

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1987
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The Border Poster

The Border

Movie Genre: Drama

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Charlie Smith

Box Office Sales: $6,118,683

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1982
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Man Trouble Poster

Man Trouble

Movie Genre:

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Harry Bliss

Box Office Sales: $3,882,058

Rated: Rated

Year
Released 1992
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Blood and Wine Poster

Blood and Wine

Movie Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Alex Gates

(Leading Role)

Jennifer

Jennifer Lopez's Portrait

Lopez

Plays as

Gabriella

(Supporting Role)

Michael

Michael Caine's Portrait

Caine

Plays as

Victor

( Role)

Stephen

Stephen Dorff's Portrait

Dorff

Plays as

Jason Gates

( Role)

Judy

Judy Davis's Portrait

Davis

Plays as

Suzanne

( Role)

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Alex Gates

Box Office Sales: $1,083,350

Rated: Rated R For violence and language.

Year
Released 1997
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The Crossing Guard Poster

The Crossing Guard

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

Freddy Gale

(Leading Role)

David

David Morse's Portrait

Morse

Plays as

John Booth

( Role)

Anjelica

Anjelica Huston's Portrait

Huston

Plays as

Mary

( Role)

Robin

Robin Wright's Portrait

Wright

Plays as

Jojo

( Role)

Piper

Piper Laurie's Portrait

Laurie

Plays as

Helen Booth

( Role)

Richard

Richard Bradford's Portrait

Bradford

Plays as

Stuart Booth

( Role)

Priscilla

Priscilla Barnes's Portrait

Barnes

Plays as

Verna

( Role)

David

David Baerwald's Portrait

Baerwald

Plays as

Peter

( Role)

Robbie

Robbie Robertson's Portrait

Robertson

Plays as

Roger

( Role)

John

John Savage's Portrait

Savage

Plays as

Bobby

( Role)

Directed by: Sean Penn

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: Freddy Gale

Box Office Sales: $847,704

Rated: Rated R For sexuality and strong language. .

Year
Released 1995
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Professione: reporter

Movie Genre: Drama

Starring:

Jack

Jack Nicholson's Portrait

Nicholson

Plays as

David Locke

(Leading Role)

Maria

Maria Schneider's Portrait

Schneider

Plays as

Girl

(Supporting Role)

Jenny

Jenny Runacre's Portrait

Runacre

Plays as

Rachel Locke

(Supporting Role)

Jack Nicholson's Character Name: David Locke

Box Office Sales: $619,744

Rated: Rated PG-13 For some violence, nudity and language (originally rated PG in 1975).

Year
Released 1975
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