1937 On the 22nd of April is born John Joseph Nicholson in Neptune, New Jersey, USA. Later known as Jack Nicholson, he is one of the best actors of his generation.
1954 Jack moves to LA, where he is spotted for his good looks and gets a place in the famous Jeff Corey’s acting classes and also an internship at The Players Ring Theater.
1958 The actor makes his movie start in Baby Killer, a low budget production. The next decade brings a lot of this kind of unknown movies for him.
1962 Jack marries Sandra Knight, who he has a girl with.
1969 Nicholson stars in Easy Rider, playing an alcoholic lawyer. The role brings him fame and a first Oscar nomination.
1970 The actor stars in another successful movie, the role in Five Easy Pieces bringing him a new Oscar nomination.
1973 Nicholson starts a relationship with actress Anjelica Huston. The relationship will last for more than 20 years.
1974 Nicholson gets a role in Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski. The collaboration is a real success, bringing him yet another Oscar nomination.
1975 He finally gets an Oscar, for his part in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
1980 Nicholson stars in The Shining, a horror movie directed by Kubrick.
1981 The actor wins his second Oscar, this time for his part in Reds, where he plays a journalist who gets involved in the communist revolution in Russia.
1989 The role of Joker in Batman becomes one of his trademarks.
1997 The actor receives his third Oscar, for the movie As Good As It Gets.
2003 Nicholson plays among Adam Sandler in the comedy Anger Management.
2010 The comedy How Do You Know is his last movie.
2013 Nicholson announces his retreat from acting because of memory losing issues that stop him from memorizing the lines.
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