Joanna Parypinski

Happy Birthday, Jack Nicholson!


Instead of having a story or movie for today’s Pick of the Week, I’m going to pick an actor: Jack Nicholson, who turns 74 today.

Jack Nicholson is best known for his crazy eyebrows, sharklike grin, mentally unbalanced characters, and overall badassery. He’s won a slew of well-deserved awards and has been acting since 1956. You might know Jack from…

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) as McMurphy

The Shining (1980) as Jack Torrence

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) as Daryl Van Horne AKA Satan

Batman (1989) as the Joker

The Departed (2006) as Frank Costello

Jack Nicholson is one sinister SOB, and we hope to see him in many more roles playing crazy or evil (or both!) characters. Happy birthday, Jack!