Wednesday, 4 October 2006

How cool is Jack Nicholson.

That's all I have to say today. Just saw a preview (trailer) for The Departed , and was reminded of him. Haven't seen much of him for quite a while.

I remember first seeing Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest when we were studying the book in high school. I remember thinking he'd captured the character and the tone and style of the book so beautifully.

And check this out - Nicholson's been acting in films since 1958's The Cry-Baby Killer ! Wow - that's nearly 50 years he's been at it - consistently working that whole time. More recently, no wonder I haven't seen much of him - The Departed is his first film since Something's Gotta Give in 2003.

Anyone have a favourite Jack Nicholson film, or moment?

(How much do I love IMDb?!)


Nic and Beren said...

50 years of acting, wow thats amazing !

I loved "one flew of the cuckoos nest " and "the shining", ( which scares the hell outta me still, after seeing it a dozen times)

Oh and "the witches of eastwick" too.

Anonymous said...

Easy Rider, Chinatown and The Shining all tie for first place. But so so many good ones.

Jack Nicholson has the most expressive watery eyes that I just love.

He is just too cool for school! We love him.


Connor said...

I am in love with Chinatown.

Sumara said...

Cool. :) I've added those to my must-see-films list.