Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson wanted to boycott the 2003 Oscars

Way back in 2003, legendary actor Jack Nicholson felt so strongly about the Iraq War that he actually tried to boycott the Oscars ceremony. Nicholson, who was nominated that year for his role in the comedy movie About Schmidt, encouraged his fellow nominees in the Best Actor category to refuse to attend, in protest of the US presence in Iraq.
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M. Night Shyamalan Paid Homage To A Forgotten Marlon Brando And Jack Nicholson Western

A beach that makes you old sounds right in the wheelhouse of M. Night Shyamalan, the filmmaker who gave us aliens that emit poison gas from their wrists in "Signs" and airborne plant toxins that make you kill yourself in "The Happening." And a beach that makes you old is the premise at the heart of Shyamalan's movie "Old," itself loosely based on the French comic book "Sandcastle" written by Pierre Oscar Levy and illustrated by Frederik Peeters.
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Jack Nicholson Thought He Should Have Been The Dark Knight's Joker

Few things in pop culture get the people as mad as superhero movies. In particular casting news for superhero movies really throws fans into a tizzy, especially if it's for a Batman movie. Whether it's Robert Pattinson, Ben Affleck, Heath Ledger or even Michael Keaton, if it's Bat-related, you can never please everyone.

Jack Nicholson Celebrates 85th Birthday, Fans Pay Tribute to His Joker

Fans from all over are wishing Jack Nicholson a Happy Birthday. The beloved actor turns 85 today and the Joker pictures are flooding in on social media. While Tim Burton's Batman might be the biggest reference point for a lot of young viewers, Nicholson is one of the best actors of his generation and possibly of all-time. However, his version of Joker is still often touted as a favorite interpretation by legions of Batman fans. Before Joaquin Phoenix or even Heath Ledger, there was Jack putting on that purple suit and dazzling audiences back in the 80s. In fact, it could probably be argued that the character's enduring popularity stems from Nicholson and Cesar Romero.

Jack Nicholson Wanted His Joker to Scare Kids — Because He Knew They’d Like the Feeling

Jack Nicholson knew immediately how he was going to play the Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman; it was going to be the only way the film would have been taken seriously. The multi-winning Oscar actor, who turned 85 on Friday, explained in a previous making-of featurette that the classic DC comic book villain could not be a bombastic cartoon incarnation. If he were, the picture would be dismissed before it even got out of the gate.More from The Hollywood ReporterJosh Brolin Recalls Losing Out on Batman Role to Ben Affleck: "Would Have Been a Fun Deal"'Batman Unburied': Spotify Podcast Set to...

Jack Nicholson: Resurfaced video shows actor moments before Stanley Kubrick filmed The Shining axe scene

A video showing Jack Nicholson gearing up to perform the iconic “Here’s Johnny!” axe scene in The Shining has resurfaced online.Nicholson, who turns 85 today (22 April), played Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of the Stephen King novel – and the performance is considered one of his greatest.The clip shows the actor getting into the mindset of Torrance, who has been convinced by the ghosts of the Overlook hotel to murder his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd) Nicholson can be seen – axe in hand – jumping up and down, shouting “axe murderer.”...