13 Facts About Jack Nicholson

1. In 2011, Jack Nicholson received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at its 243rd commencement.

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2. In 2010, Jack Nicholson was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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3. In a few instances, Jack Nicholson has engaged in arguments with game officials and opposing players, and even walked onto the court.

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4. In February 2017, it was reported that Jack Nicholson would be starring in an English-language remake of Toni Erdmann opposite Kristen Wiig, his first feature film role since How Do You Know.

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5. On February 15, 2015, Jack Nicholson made a special appearance as a presenter on SNL 40, the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live.

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6. In 2003, Jack Nicholson starred in Something's Gotta Give, as an aging playboy who falls for the mother of his young girlfriend.

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7. In 2001, Jack Nicholson was the first actor to receive the Stanislavsky Award at the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival for "conquering the heights of acting and faithfulness".

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8. In the 1989 Batman movie, Jack Nicholson played the psychotic murderer and villain The Joker.

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9. On the set, Jack Nicholson always appeared in character, and if Kubrick felt confident that he knew his lines well enough, he encouraged him to improvise and go beyond the script.

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10. At the time of the incident, Jack Nicholson was out of town making a film, but his steady girlfriend, actress Anjelica Huston, had dropped by unannounced to pick up some items.

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11. In 1974, Jack Nicholson starred in Roman Polanski's noir thriller, Chinatown, and was again nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake Gittes, a private detective.

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12. In 1957, Jack Nicholson joined the Air National Guard, a move he sometimes characterized as an effort to "dodge the draft"; the Korean War-era's Military Selective Service Act was still in force, and draftees were required to perform up to two years of active duty.

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13. In 2004, Jack Nicholson attended his 50-year high school reunion accompanied by his aunt Lorraine.

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