I Don’t Know Jack

Jack NicholsonBut I do know it’s his birthday.

Happy 75, Jack Nicholson!

Dig your movies and your court side seats.

I’ve like seen almost every movie Jack has made, including all the bad ones and frankly — he’s made some real stinkers along the way.

We’re not going to talk about those.

Here’s my top ten favorite Jack movies:

Jack NicholsonEasy Rider

The Last Detail

Chinatown

Five Easy Pieces

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Jack NicholsonThe Shining

Batman

A Few Good Men

About Schmidt

The Departed

It’s hard to pick a favorite. At least four of these on any given day could be a favorite for different reasons. Jack has a knack for playing the flawed and complicated character — Batman’s Joker, Fonda’s sidekick George Hansen in Easy rider, R.P. McMurphy in the Cuckoo’s nest, or the L.A. PI, Jake Gittes, in Chinatown.

Love him or hate him, you have to admit, Jack is a Hollywood icon.

What about your top-ten Jack list? Let me know below.

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