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Michael Tighe Archive "Jack Nicholson"John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. Throughout his career, Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles, many of which include dark portrayals of neurotic and psychopathic characters. Nicholson’s 12 Oscar nominations make him the most nominated male actor in the history of the Academy Awards.
Nicholson has won two Academy Award for Best Actor; one for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the other for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment. Nicholson is tied with Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis as one of three male actors to win three Academy Awards. He is well known for playing Frank Costello in The Departed, Jack Torrance in The Shining and the Joker in 1989’s Batman.

1. THERE’S ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE YOU SHOULD LIE TO… THE POLICE AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND.

2. THE MINUTE THAT YOU’RE NOT LEARNING I BELIEVE YOU’RE DEAD.

3. I’LL TELL YOU ONE THING: DON’T EVER GIVE ANYBODY YOUR BEST ADVICE, BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT GOING TO FOLLOW IT.

4. A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN’T REMEMBER THINGS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ACTUALLY THERE TO BEGIN WITH – THEY DON’T TAKE IT ALL IN.

5. I ONLY TAKE VIAGRA WHEN I’M WITH MORE THAN ONE WOMAN.

6. ALMOST EVERYBODY’S HAPPY TO BE A FOOL FOR LOVE.

7. I CAN’T HIT ON WOMEN IN PUBLIC ANY MORE. I DIDN’T DECIDE THIS; IT JUST DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT AT MY AGE.

8. PLAYED TENNIS FOR YEARS. BUT YOU CAN’T IMPROVE AT TENNIS AFTER YOU’RE 50. YOU GET TO BE IN YOUR 40S, AND SUDDENLY YOU’RE A DOUBLES PLAYER.

9. WE ARE GOING AS FAST AS WE CAN AS SOON AS WE CAN. WE’RE IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF MONEY.

10. ACTING IS EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE SECOND JOB.

11. WELL, I’M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND PRETEND THAT I HAVEN’T BEEN A ROGUE MOST OF MY LIFE.

12. THE BLUES AND JAZZ WILL LIVE FOREVER… SO WILL THE DELTA AND THE BIG EASY.

13. IF MEN ARE HONEST, EVERYTHING THEY DO AND EVERYWHERE THEY GO IS FOR A CHANCE TO SEE WOMEN.

14. WELL, A GIRLFRIEND ONCE TOLD ME NEVER TO FIGHT WITH ANYBODY YOU DON’T LOVE.

15. WITH MY SUNGLASSES ON, I’M JACK NICHOLSON. WITHOUT THEM, I’M FAT AND 60.

16. MY MOTTO IS: MORE GOOD TIMES.

17. BEER, IT’S THE BEST DAMN DRINK IN THE WORLD.

18. YOU ONLY LIE TO TWO PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND THE POLICE.

19. PEOPLE WHO SPEAK IN METAPHORS SHOULD SHAMPOO MY CROTCH.

20. IF I GO INTO A RESTAURANT THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT I’M GOING TO SPEND MY TIME BEING THE MAYOR. IF I WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME, I’M HAPPIER HAVING DINNER HERE.

21. IN MY LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL, I WAS VOTED CLASS OPTIMIST AND CLASS PESSIMIST. LOOKING BACK, I REALIZE I WAS ONLY HALF RIGHT.

22. THERE WERE POINTS IN MY LIFE WHERE I FELT ODDLY IRRESISTIBLE TO WOMEN. I’M NOT IN THAT STATE NOW AND THAT MAKES ME SAD.

23. AGE IS THE FIRST LIMITATION ON ROLES THAT I’VE EVER HAD TO ENCOUNTER, AND I HIT THAT AWHILE AGO.

24. BECAUSE YOU KNOW, DOWN DEEP IN MY HEART, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE, I STILL LIVE UNDER THE ILLUSION THAT BASICALLY PEOPLE THINK OF ME AS AN UP-AND-COMING YOUNG ACTOR.

25. I SORT OF UNDERSTOOD THAT WHEN I FIRST STARTED: THAT YOU SHOULDN’T REPEAT A SUCCESS. VERY OFTEN YOU’RE GOING TO, AND MAYBE THE FIRST TIME YOU DO, IT WORKS. AND YOU LOVE IT. BUT THEN YOU’RE TRAPPED.

26. EARLY ON, IF I WAS ALONE TWO THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW, I’D START WRITING POEMS ABOUT SUICIDE.

27. I WANTED TO BE THE BEST ACTOR POSSIBLE. I WORKED VERY HARD AT THE CRAFT OF IT.

28. I HATE GIVING ADVICE, BECAUSE PEOPLE WON’T TAKE IT.

29. I USED TO THINK THAT ONE OF THE GREAT SIGNS OF SECURITY WAS THE ABILITY TO JUST WALK AWAY.

30. THE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHS WHAT’S THERE.

31. I’M NOT HARD TO GET ALONG WITH.

32. MOST OF THE EARLY PART OF AN ACTOR’S CAREER, YOU DO THE JOBS YOU GET.

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