Jack Nicholson is one of Hollywood’s iconic actors, having been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, making him this most nominated male actor in history.
Nicholson’s prolific career has included leading roles in hit films such as The Shining, Terms of Endearment and The Witches of Eastwick, whilst also achieving success in the director’s chair. Nicholson is one of the few actors of his generation to have received Oscar nominations from the 60’s-90’s.
Yet Nicholson’s beginnings in life were far from easy. Growing up thinking his Grandmother was his Mother and his Mother was his sister certainly was not the most conventional of childhoods, but its discovery began a fixation with the actor’s personal life which followed him throughout.
Written by John Parker, a former Fleet Street editor, journalist and writer, considerable light is shed on the details of Nicholson’s life, both on screen and off in his incredible journey of success.