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Jack Nicholson

Actor Jack Nicholson
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Known particularly for playing dark, neurotic characters, such as in "The Shining", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Chinatown".

Nicholson has won an Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and for the romantic drama "As Good as it Gets".

His 12 Oscar nominations make him the most nominated male actor in history. Nicholson is also the recipient of 6 Golden Globe Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

Born: April 22, 1937
Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, USA
Age: 84 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

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  • 1962-06-17 Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles
  • 1968-08-08 Actor Jack Nicholson (31) divorces Sandra Knight (28) after 6 years of marriage

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