The Oscar is the most prestigious award in the world of cinematography. This gold statuette is awarded to the very best - Walt Disney received the most Oscars, which was awarded 26 awards for achievements in the field of animation. However, there is an actor who received an Oscar more often than his colleagues.
Owner of three Oscars
Today the famous and devilishly charismatic Jack Nicholson has the largest number of nominations, as well as the statuettes themselves, among Hollywood actors. He was nominated for an Oscar twelve times, and three statuettes went to him for the films "The Language of Tenderness", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "It Couldn't Be Better."
For Best Actor, Nicholson was nominated for Final Dress and Chinatown.
Jack received his first statuette for the cult film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, after which he was again awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the film A Language of Tenderness. Then Nicholson starred in his most lucrative project - Tim Burton's film "The Tongue of Tenderness", which brought him $ 60 million. In 1997, Jack received his third Oscar for the motion picture "It Can't Be Better".
Biography of the actor
Jack Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in the American city of Neptune. The future star was raised by his grandparents, whom he accepted as his parents for a long time. Jack learned the real truth only in 1974 - from an article by a journalist for Time. By this time, Nicholson's mother and grandmother had already died, so Jack never met his father. After graduating from school at the age of seventeen, the guy decided to go to conquer Hollywood, starting with cheap horror films by Roger Corman, who at that time was considered the "king of the movie slag".
In addition to the Oscars, the talented Jack Nicholson is also the owner of seven Golden Globe Awards.
Nicholson's finest hour began with the replacement of Rip Thorne in the motorcycle movie called "Easy Rider", which later became a cult and earned Jack his first nomination for the coveted Oscar statuette. Another starring role was brought to him by Martin Scorsese's film The Departed, in which he played the role of the Boston Irish mobster.
In 2007, Jack Nicholson starred in Until I Played in the Box, where Morgan Freeman became his partner. The last film of the charming Jack was the 2010 film project "Who knows …", after which the actor decided to move away from cinema and devote himself to his life. At the same time, Nicholson, who is a hero-lover, said that he was not going to stop leading a public lifestyle. To date, the actor has five children, whom four different women gave birth to - although the hero-lover Jack himself was married only once.