Jack Nicholson is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Time and again, he has proved that he can portray emotionally complicated characters with finesse. Over the course of years, he has a number of Academy Award nominations to his credit and he has also won some of them. Let’s now take a glimpse at the top 3 movies that became successful mainly because of Nicholson’s amazing skills as an actor.
- The Shining
Nicholson steals the show with his acting in this movie. He is a creatively blocked writer who is asked to take care of a deserted hotel in winter. He is deeply affected by the supernatural forces in the hotel. The film is based on the book of the same name written by Stephen King.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
This film has won the top 5 Oscars, and it is one of the very few to do so. Nicholson plays the role of McMurphy, who is sent to a mental institution. This psychological movie is one of the greatest films ever made. Nicholson proves that his acting is impeccable by playing the rebellious McMurphy character.
- The Departed
This one is a crime thriller movie directed by Martin Scorsese. This film is, once again, one of the best of Jack Nicholson’s movies and has won four Oscars, which is the reason why it appears in this list of top 3 Jack Nicholson movies!