Jack Nicholson (born John Joseph Nicholson on April 22, 1937, New York City) is a highly successful, iconic American method actor known for his often dark, comedic portrayals of neurotic characters. He received Kennedy Center Honors in 2001, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twelve times (more than any other male actor), winning three of them. He has also won seven Golden Globe Awards.

Born at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City to June Frances Nicholson (alias June …jack-nicholson