Sunday, April 22, 2012

Birthday Boy: Jack Nicholson

Three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson celebrates his 75th birthday today. He holds the male acting record of being nominated for the most Oscars with 12 nominations. Of those 12 nominations, I peculiarly have only seen three films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As Good as It Gets and A Few Good Men. The latter is probably one of my favorite films from the 90s.

Perusing his IMDb credits, however, confirms that I haven't seen nearly enough of his films as warranted by his reputation in cinema. Other than the films above I've also seen him in The Shining, The Witches of Eastwick, Batman, Anger Management, and The Departed. Seeing all of those films together in one list just makes me realized that all of the films I've seen with Jack Nicholson have ranged from very good to excellent. But then oops, I seemed to have conveniently forgotten about that dreadful film How Do You Know which is regretfully also his most recent film. Let's hope he takes a break from watching all that basketball and makes a comeback in a film worthy of his talents.

What Jack Nicholson films should I immediately check out? Ironweed? Chinatown? Broadcast News?

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten Jack was in Broadcast News.

    Jack at his worst remains Anger Management, a thorough mess of a movie for me.

    (Haven't you seen Something's Gotta Give?)


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