Jack Nicholson

Editor Paul Duncan
by Douglas Keesey

Taschen America Llc | September 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Jack Nicholson was over thirty, and more than a decade into his acting career, when Easy Rider finally made him a star. His reputation as a rebellious anti-hero was furthered by three notorious confrontations in films of the 1970s: Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He has played villains in The Shining and Batman, a hot-headed marine colonel in A Few Good Men, and a ruthless mob boss in The Departed. However, some of his best performances are in less showy roles where his skill is conveyed through subtlety. Jack has often turned down big money parts in order to take riskier roles such as the grim, introverted men in Ironweed, The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, and About Schmidt. Undoubtedly, Nicholson is a very fine actor, and in Chinatown he gives what may be his most memorable performance.
 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.09 × 2.19 × 0.22 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3836508532

ISBN - 13: 9783836508537

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Jack Nicholson

Editor Paul Duncan
by Douglas Keesey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 3.09 × 2.19 × 0.22 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3836508532

ISBN - 13: 9783836508537

About the Book

Jack Nicholson was over thirty, and more than a decade into his acting career, when Easy Rider finally made him a star. His reputation as a rebellious anti-hero was furthered by three notorious confrontations in films of the 1970s: Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. He has played villains in The Shining and Batman, a hot-headed arine colonel in A Few Good Men. Jack has often turned down parts in big moneymakers in order to take riskier roles such as the introverted and grimly brooding men in Ironweed, The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, and About Schmidt. The Movie Icon series: People talk about Hollywood glamour, about studios that had more stars than there are in heaven, about actors who weren't actors but were icons. Other people talk about these things, TASCHEN shows you. Movie Icons is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars.

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Jack Nicholson was over thirty, and more than a decade into his acting career, when Easy Rider finally made him a star. His reputation as a rebellious anti-hero was furthered by three notorious confrontations in films of the 1970s: Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He has played villains in The Shining and Batman, a hot-headed marine colonel in A Few Good Men, and a ruthless mob boss in The Departed. However, some of his best performances are in less showy roles where his skill is conveyed through subtlety. Jack has often turned down big money parts in order to take riskier roles such as the grim, introverted men in Ironweed, The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, and About Schmidt. Undoubtedly, Nicholson is a very fine actor, and in Chinatown he gives what may be his most memorable performance.
 

About the Author

About the editor:
Paul Duncan
has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.

About the author:
Douglas Keesey is a professor of film and literature at Cal Poly. He is the author of TASCHEN''s Erotic Cinema and Paul Verhoeven.

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