Weekend Countdown: Something’s Up with Jack

It was rumored this week that Jack Nicholson, 76, has retired from acting. Then it was rumored that he hasn’t. Don’t tease us! One of cinema’s most ferocious performers, he’d certainly create a noticeable hole with his absence. In his nearly sixty years in film, he’s racked up a dozen Oscar nominations, three leading to wins.  And while he’s certainly been a Hollywood character himself, we want to thank him for introducing us to these ten characters we won’t forget.


10. Frank Costello (The Departed)


9. Buddusky (The Last Detail)


8. Melvin Udall (As Good As It Gets)


7. George Hanson (Easy Rider)


6. Warren Schmidt (About Schmidt)



5. Garrett Breedlove (Terms of Endearment)


4. JJ Gittes (Chinatown)


3. R. P. McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)


2. Joker (Batman)


1. Jack Torrance (The Shining)


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