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Leonardo DiCaprio's new look elicits Jack Nicholson comparisons

Leonardo DiCaprio's new look elicits Jack Nicholson comparisons

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --Leonardo DiCaprio's new beard, long hair and sunglasses make him look an awful lot like his "Departed" co-star Jack Nicholson.
Annie Martin
Jack Nicholson ignores two kids at Clippers game [VIDEO]

Jack Nicholson ignores two kids at Clippers game [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) --Jack Nicholson either ignores or doesn't notice two kids trying to get his attention at Clippers game.
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Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.

YouTube releases list of 2013's biggest videos

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Here are the top-trending videos that defined 2013.
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Anjelica Huston to write about Jack Nicholson in second volume of memoir

Anjelica Huston to write about Jack Nicholson in second volume of memoir

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Anjelica Huston released the first part of her two-volume memoir "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York" on Tuesday, but she's saving the best stories for part two.
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Stephen King says he's nervous about reaction to 'Shining' sequel

Stephen King says he's nervous about reaction to 'Shining' sequel

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. author Stephen King told the BBC he is "nervous" about how people will react to the long-awaited sequel to his horror classic "The Shining."
Jack Nicholson is not retiring from acting at age 76

Jack Nicholson is not retiring from acting at age 76

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood screen icon Jack Nicholson is not retiring from acting, contrary to a media report claiming he is, E! News said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 22, 2013.
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Politics 2013: Michelle Obama's second term as first lady

Politics 2013: Michelle Obama's second term as first lady

First lady Michelle Obama's appearance during the introduction of nominees for the 2013 Academy Award's Best Picture created drama in its own right, prompting some on both sides of the political aisle to wonder about the seemliness her live satellite feed with presenter Jack Nicholson.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood titans Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are to be presenters at the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

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Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, dies

Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, dies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jerry Buss, who owned the Los Angeles Lakers for more than 30 years at a time when the team won 10 NBA championships, has died. He was 80.

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Actor Dennis Hopper (R) and actor Jack Nicholson share a moment during an unveiling ceremony, where Hopper was honored with the 2,403rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010. Hopper was surrounded by a bevy of screen legends turning out to honor him as he battles prostate cancer. Looking on is Hopper's daughter Galen. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four).

He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Michael Caine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Notable films in which he has starred include, in chronological order, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, Something's Gotta Give and The Departed.

Nicholson was born in St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (stage name June Nilson). June had married Italian American showman Donald Furcillo (stage name Donald Rose) six months earlier in Elkton, Maryland, on October 16, 1936. Elkton was a town known for its "quickie" marriages. Furcillo, however, was already married, and, although he offered to take care of the child, June's mother Ethel insisted that she bring up the baby, partly so that June could pursue her dancing career. Although Donald Furcillo claimed to be Nicholson's father and to have committed bigamy by marrying June, biographer Patrick McGilligan asserted in Jack's Life that Latvian-born Eddie King (originally Edgar A. Kirschfeld), June's manager, may be the father, and other sources have suggested that June Nicholson was unsure of who the father was. Nicholson's mother was of Irish, English, and Dutch descent, though he and his family self-identified as Irish.

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