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JACK NICHOLSON (Costello), one of the most honored actors of all time, has worked with many of the film industry's most esteemed directors during his career, which has spanned five decades and encompassed more than 60 feature films.

In 2002, Nicholson received his twelfth Academy Award nomination for his performance in the title role of Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt,” giving him the distinction of having earned the most Oscar nominations of any male actor. He has won the Academy Award three times: twice for Best Actor for his work in Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” and James L. Brooks' "As Good As It Gets”; and once for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brooks' "Terms of Endearment.”

Nicholson has also been Oscar-nominated for his performances in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men,” Hector Babenco's "Ironweed,” John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor,” Warren Beatty's "Reds,” Roman Polanski's "Chinatown,” Hal Ashby's "The Last Detail,” Bob Rafelson's "Five Easy Pieces” and Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider.”

Additionally, Nicholson won Golden Globe Awards for his work in "About Schmidt,” "As Good as It Gets,” "Prizzi's Honor,” "Terms of Endearment,” "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” and "Chinatown.” He also garnered Golden Globe nominations for his roles in "Something's Gotta Give,” "A Few Good Men,” Danny DeVito's "Hoffa,” Tim Burton's "Batman,” "Ironweed,” "Reds,” "The Last Detail,” "Five Easy Pieces” and "Easy Rider.”

Nicholson's film work has also brought him a myriad of critics groups' awards. In addition, he has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

His long list of film acting credits also includes the hit comedy "Anger Management”; the Sean Penn-directed films "The Pledge” and "The Crossing Guard”; Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!”; Mike Nichols' "Wolf” and "Carnal Knowledge”; James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News”; George Miller's "The Witches of Eastwick”; Bob Rafelson's "The Postman Always Rings Twice”; Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining”; Elia Kazan's "The Last Tycoon”; and Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger.”

Nicholson made his feature film directorial debut in 1971 on "Drive, He Said,” which he also wrote and produced. He went on to direct and star in "Goin' South,” and to direct, produce and star in "The Two Jakes,” which was the sequel to "Chinatown.”

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