Nicholson: A Biography by Marc Eliot

By Marc Eliot

For 5 many years, Jack Nicholson has been a part of movie heritage. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credits and mythical roles in movies like effortless Rider, 5 effortless items, phrases of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates unique, memorable characters like no different actor of his iteration. And his own lifestyles has been no much less of an adventure—Nicholson has constantly been on the heart of the Hollywood elite and has courted one of the most well-known and lovely girls within the world.
counting on years of intensive study and interviews with insiders who recognize Nicholson top, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new mild on Nicholson's lifestyles off and on the reveal. From Nicholson’s operating classification adolescence in New Jersey, the place relatives secrets and techniques threatened to rip his kin aside, to raucous nights in town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to motion picture units operating with such mythical administrators and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping photo of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year profession in movie, in addition to an intimate portrait of his own existence.

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By Marc Eliot

For 5 many years, Jack Nicholson has been a part of movie heritage. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credits and mythical roles in movies like effortless Rider, 5 effortless items, phrases of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates unique, memorable characters like no different actor of his iteration. And his own lifestyles has been no much less of an adventure—Nicholson has constantly been on the heart of the Hollywood elite and has courted one of the most well-known and lovely girls within the world.
counting on years of intensive study and interviews with insiders who recognize Nicholson top, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new mild on Nicholson's lifestyles off and on the reveal. From Nicholson’s operating classification adolescence in New Jersey, the place relatives secrets and techniques threatened to rip his kin aside, to raucous nights in town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to motion picture units operating with such mythical administrators and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping photo of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year profession in movie, in addition to an intimate portrait of his own existence.

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