Jack Nicholson

1937 - Today

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John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American retired actor and filmmaker whose career spanned more than 50 years. He is known for having played a wide range of starring and supporting roles, including comic characters, romantic leads, anti-heroes and villains. In many of his films, he played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", someone who rebels against the social structure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Nicholson has received more than 20,844,797 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Jack Nicholson is the 19th most popular actor (up from 22nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from United States (down from 55th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Actor.

Jack Nicholson is most famous for his work in the movie "The Shining" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

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Among actors, Jack Nicholson ranks 19 out of 10,030Before him are Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, and Marlene Dietrich. After him are James Stewart, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, Judy Garland, and Bud Spencer.

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Among people born in 1937, Jack Nicholson ranks 4Before him are Saddam Hussein, Anthony Hopkins, and Morgan Freeman. After him are Harald V of Norway, Dustin Hoffman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ridley Scott, Jane Fonda, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Nicholson ranks 57 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Nixon (1913), Al Capone (1899), Louis Armstrong (1901), Kirk Douglas (1916), Warren Buffett (1930), and Jack London (1876). After him are James Stewart (1908), Abraham Maslow (1908), Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), George W. Bush (1946), and John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jack Nicholson ranks 10Before him are Clint Eastwood (1930), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Robert De Niro (1943), Morgan Freeman (1937), and Kirk Douglas (1916). After him are James Stewart (1908), Judy Garland (1922), Danny DeVito (1944), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Patrick Swayze (1952), and James Dean (1931).

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