- Full Name: John Joseph Nicholson
- Born: 04/22/1937
- Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, USA
- Occupation: Actor
- Marital Status: Divorced
Jack Nicholson Net Worth History
Jack Nicholson began his career in 1954 when he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he secured part time work in retail, then got his foot in the door as a gopher in MGM Studios animation department. He had the looks and physique for the film industry and MGM producer Joe Pasternak gave him his first break bygiving him an apprenticeship at The Players Riing theater and enrolling hi in Jeff Corey’s acting classes.
Jack began directing, writing screenplay and co-writing in the late 1960s and early 70s with “Drive,” “He Said,” “The Trip” and “Head.” He got his first big break as an actor in 1969 landing a role in the hit film “The Easy Rider,” earning his first Oscar nomination. He went on to secure roles in “Easy Pieces” (1970), “Chinatown” (1974), and his Oscar for Best Actor role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975.
Nicholson continued to land roles that would push his popularity and net worth to new heights in the 1980s. He starred in “The Shining” (1980) in the lead role as Jack Torrance, “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “Prizzi’s Honor” (1985), “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987) and the role of the Joker in “Batman” (1989). Jack continued starring in roles that resulting in multiple Oscar nominations through the 1990s with “As Good As It Gets” (1997), “About Schmidt” (2002) “Something’s Gotta Give” (2003), “The Bucket List” (2007) and more recently, played the part of a hardened criminal syndicate leader in the all star cast of Martin Scorcese’s “The Departed” in 2006. He has also received a Kennedy Center Honor (2001) and earnied seven Golden Globe awards. Nicholson’s talent and dedication to his art netted him recognition as recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement award (1994).
About Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson was raised by his grandparents, believing that his real mother was his oldest sister. He learned that she was his birth mother after the death of his grandparents, but took the news well. He was married to Sandra Knight, but divorced in 1968, havin one child. He went on to form relationships with Susan Anspach, Winnie Hollman, and Rebecca Broussard. His long term relationship with actress Anjelica Huston lasted for 16 years, but ended when Rebecca Broussard became pregnant with is fifth child.
Nicholson won acclaim for his acting and this is the skill that has helped him to build his massive net worth. He has also been successful as a film producer, film director and screenwriter. He is among with most nominated and wealthiest actors in the film industry. His experience and good business skills helped him in negotiating lucrative contracts for large percentages of the gross earnings from many of the most recent films that he has starred in. His ability to get this accomplished is because of his mega star status with fans and the respect that he has earned with his peers in the film making and producing industry.