Jack Nicholson's movies include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Terms of Endearment" and "The Departed." Nicholson's role in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won him the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best actor.Continue Reading
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was released in 1975. It stars Nicholson as Randle McMurphy. After being convicted of statutory rape, McMurphy serves his sentence in a mental institution. He motivates the other patients there to rebel against the head nurse. The film was successful financially and critically. It received several awards, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best picture.
"Terms of Endearment," released in 1983, is about a mother and daughter who go through family issues. Nicholson has a small role as Garrett Breedlove, a retired astronaut and the main character's boyfriend. He won the best supporting actor award at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. The film was a financial success and won best picture at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
"The Departed" was released in 2006. Nicholson plays Frank Costello, the Irish Mob boss. Costello plants a mole in the state police, while the police simultaneously plant a mole of their own in Costello's group. The film was a financial success and won best picture at the Academy Awards. Nicholson received a best supporting actor nomination at the Golden Globes.Learn more about Art & Literature