Jack Nicholson’s Movies
As the penultimate presenter for the 1993 Academy Awards, Billy Crystal uttered just one word during his introduction: “Jack.” As he marched out, Jack Nicholson said, “Let’s just skip the chase and get to the finish. It’s been a long night.” He’ll turn 85 on April 22. He is the lion from the winter movie, an iconoclast, and a retired icon. There’s something about Jack Nicholson that makes you want to smile, according to a statement made by Roger Ebert. ” Maybe he thinks you’re going to see him get away with anything. He is the one with an aptitude for angles.
Nicholson received three wins and twelve nominations at the Oscars. Here are ten of his pivotal performances, ranked from best to worst.Obviously, from greatest to greatest. Do you believe we missed something? In the comments, state your position.
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Jack Nicholson’s Movies
- The Cry Baby Killer
- Too Soon to Love
- The Wild Ride
- Studs Lonigan
- The Little Shop of Horrors
- The Broken Land
- The Terror
- Thunder Island
- The Raven
- Flight to Fury
- Ensign Pulver
- Back Door to Hell
- Ride in the Whirlwind
- The Shooting
- The Trip
- The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
- Hells Angels on Wheels
- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
- Five Easy Pieces
- The Rebel Rousers
- Drive, He Said
- A Safe Place
- Carnal Knowledge
- The Postman Always Rings Twice
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Terms of Endearment
- The Witches of Eastwick
- A Few Good Men
- As Good as It Gets
- Something’s Gotta Give
- The Departed
- The Bucket List
- How Do You Know
Jack Nicholson’s All-Time Best Movies
10. Easy Rider (1969)
The so-called New Hollywood era of personal films, which challenged the studio status quo, was ushered in with the help of Easy Rider, which catered to a young demographic that was neglected. After years of low-budget independent films (Little Shop of Horrors) and TV, Nicholson’s D.H. Lawrence-loving small-town southern lawyer who befriends New Orleans-bound motorcyclists Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) put him on the map (The Andy Griffith Show). He effortlessly rides off with this counterculture classic.
Classic Jack line: “Don’t tell anybody that they’re not free, because they’ll get busy killing and maiming to show to you that they are” is spoken during the campfire scene, which undoubtedly helped Nicholson receive his first Oscar nomination.
9. Batman (1989)
Nicholson goes all out and gives the Joker, a mob enforcer turned super-villain, his unique imprint. In order to create a monstrous and genuinely horrifying yang to Batman’s yin, he reset the Cesar Romero template from the 1960s Batman TV series.
Typical Jack scenario He replies, “I didn’t ask,” when informed, “You look fine.”
8. As Good as It Gets (1997)
For his daring portrayal of the sarcastic best-selling author Melvin, a misanthrope who alienates everyone and is continually called out on his s—, Nicholson won his third Academy Award. However, it’s delightful to see his empathy develop as a result of a single mother and a Brussels Griffon (Oscar winner Helen Hunt).
Moment that epitomizes Jack: “I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.” But the scene where he is forced to flatter the dinner date he carelessly upset in order to keep her at the table is more moving. He receives from him.
7. Terms of Endearment (1983)
Shirley MacLaine’s Aurora Greenway is a CH-53K King Stallion when it comes to helicopter mothers. As her neighbor, a free-spirited former astronaut who loosens her up but also matures in the process, Nicholson won his second Oscar.
Typical Jack scenario On their first lunch date, Garrett informs Aurora, “You need a lot of cocktails.” She enquires, “To break the ice?” He answers, “To destroy the insect that you have up your ass.”
6. The Shining (1980)
In the dead of winter, a writer with writer’s block is hired to manage a lonely, forsaken hotel. You question, what could possibly go wrong? The question is not if Jack Torrance will lose control and attack his wife and creepy son, but rather how soon. After all, play shouldn’t take the place of work.
“Here’s Johnny,” one of Nicholson’s two most used words, is a classic Jack line (and one that he reportedly improvised). But in an earlier scene, he chases his terrified wife (Shelley Duvall), who fights him off with a bat: “Wendy? Darling? The radiance of my life. I swear I won’t hurt you. I’m going to bashed your brains in, to put it simply.
5. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Robert, the social dropout who rejected his family’s wealth and beliefs, was perhaps the most dissatisfied of Nicholson’s amazing run of legendary rebellious characters in the 1970s. Robert was made for his turbulent times.
The legendary restaurant scene, you remark, was a classic Jack moment. It’s disrespectful to belittle a waitress, and Nicholson was at his finest when he questioned and opposed the system. Watch the late-in-the-movie dinner scene where he has had enough of listening to a conceited windbag who belittles his waitress girlfriend (an Oscar-nominated Karen Black). Where the heck do you get the ass to tell her or anyone about class, he lets her have it. He then exhibits rudeness.
4. The Last Detail (1973)
As the Navy veteran determined to give Randy Quaid’s prison-bound seaman Meadows (Nicholson’s third Oscar nominee), a nice time before he is imprisoned, Nicholson won his nomination.
A redneck bartender declines to serve Billy and the group, a classic Jack moment. Things quickly get worse. Billy brandishes his gun and slams it down on the bar, shouting, “I am the m—-shore patrol!” when the bartender threatens to report him to the shore patrol. Meadows, who is underage, is denied his beer as the party leaves, but Billy proves his mettle as a badass.
3. A Few Good Men (1992)
Kevin Pollak has unimaginable stories about the production of Rob Reiner’s top pick variety of Aaron Sorkin’s play. One of the most telling concerns was Reiner mentioning that Nicholson put in some “off-the-clock” time to film some pickup shots. Nicholson was getting a nitty gritty $500,000 each day for his 10 days of work, yet the 10 days were up. Nicholson respected Reiner’s sales, as no issue. He figured out for the boss, “I love to act.”
Praiseworthy Jack’s second: “You can’t manage reality” has entered the standard society word reference, and it very well may be Nicholson’s most refered to line. Regardless, take a gander at an earlier scene in which Jessup holds court during a get-acquainted lunch with the gathering looking at the manslaughter of an “unsuitable Marine.” He easily undermines a female lieutenant commandant’s (Demi Moore) authority and eliminates the piss from the cocksure lead legal counselor (Tom Cruise), who requests an ordinary report for his records. That is fine, Jessup says. “Regardless, you got to if it’s not too much trouble, ask me.”
2. Chinatown (1974)
Roman Polanski’s flawless neo-noir mystery features Robert Towne’s Oscar-winning script and one of Jack Nicholson’s most recognizable and passionate performances as the 1930s L.A. private detective who may believe he understands the circumstances surrounding the murder of Hollis Mulwray, but trust me, he doesn’t.
It might be Gittes’ passionate recounting of a really offensive joke that gets him fired today, according to a classic Jack line. Or perhaps it’s when he tells Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) that he believes her husband was murdered and that she is concealing something. He doesn’t know.
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
One of the top three Oscar-winning movies out of three (best picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay). Randle P. McMurphy, played by Nicholson, is one of those magical combinations of performer and role. It embodies everything Nicholson that we cherish. McMurphy may or may not be fabricating a mental illness in order to escape his work assignment, but in order to unknowingly be sent to a mental institution and engage in a struggle of wills with the tenacious Nurse Ratched, he must be insane (Louise Fletcher).
Classic Jack scene: When McMurphy is denied access to the TV to watch the World Series, he sits down in front of it and gives a stirring play-by-play of the nonexistent action, inspiring the other prisoners and infuriating Nurse Ratched.