Jack Nicholson and Adoption

Jack Nicholson, 2002. By Georges Biard




John Joseph Nicholson's mother was young and unmarried when he was born, his father abandoned them, and he was raised by his grandparents, believing that his mother was his sister. He did not learn the truth until he was 37, when a Time magazine researcher uncovered the story.

His credits include The Shining, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Few Good Men, Hoffa, The Witches of Eastwick, Prizzi's Honor, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Batman and The Postman Always Rings Twice.

In 1994 he won the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.


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