Jack Nicholson is a Hollywood icon. Already nominated for 12 Academy Awards, and winning three, it would seem likely that Nicholson might score his thirteenth nomination this yaer for his Boston-gang-leader role in Martin Scorcese's The Departed.
Jack Nicholson has had some great roles in films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, and Reds.
Of all his various roles my two favorite roles he's played are as the obsessive-compulsive-generally-hateful Melvin Udall in Something's Gotta Give and as the utterly-creepy Jack Torrance in Kubrick's The Shining.
Jack Nicholson has an exceptional ability to play a wide array of neurotic characters, and he plays these roles so convincingly.
I'm sure Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mark Wahlburg all do great in The Departed but I'm sure Jack Nicholson will be the films standout...he usually is.
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