Kathleen Turner and Jack Nicholson as loving killers killing lovers in John Huston’s endlessly entertaining 'Prizzi’s Honor.' Courtesy of Rebel Road Archives
“Which one of you nuts has got any guts?” asked Jack Nicholson’s McMurphy in 1975′s Stanley Kubrick-directed movie adaptation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Nicholson earned an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role in the film — his first Oscar win, after four previous nominations. All in all, the actor has garnered three Oscar wins and nine additional nominations; the number of Golden Glob noms and wins exceeds even that. Nicholson has thus far spent a storied career taking risks and proving his worth time and time again. A character on and off the screen, his life over the decades has been one to watch — and one to learn more about. Marc Eliot, in his brand-new biography of Nicholson, shares the story of the living legend, following years of research and interviews. Herewith, some of the fabulous photos from the life of Jack Nicholson, on loan from Marc Eliot’s Nicholson: A Biography.