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"Jack Nicholson is a hero of mine." - Joseph Morgan

"Well, I never got to meet Jack Nicholson." - Mackenzie Astin

"But the people I admire have always been people like Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon." - Evan Jones

"I managed lots of clubs. I had more clubs than Jack Nicholson" - Bobby Gould

"I really loved Witches of Eastwick, the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson and Cher." - Madchen Amick

"Working with Jack [Nicholson] is sort of like standing in front of the Grand Canyon." - Diane Keaton

"Certain comedians work with certain actors; like Adam Sandler worked with Jack Nicholson." - Samuel L Jackson

"I really loved 'Witches of Eastwick', the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jack Nicholson and Cher." - Madchen Amick

"If I could transform my stage life to the movies, I'd be Jack Nicholson." - Brian Dennehy

"I would like to work with Jack Nicholson, before it's too late." - Judi Dench

"My friends are all megalomaniacs - from Damien Hirst to Jack Nicholson - all of them." - David Bailey

"I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble." - Benicio Del Toro

"I'd love to do like a modern day 'Shining' and play the Jack Nicholson role." - Janet Montgomery

"With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60." - Jack Nicholson

"It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can't get any better than that!" - Kathy Bates

"A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts." - Charles Dance

"I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close." - Lukas Haas

"Martin Scorsese, everything he does, I've got to see. And Jack Nicholson, I've got to see what he does." - Nathaniel Philbrick

"So what he supposed to do? Grab Bobbie's ax and make like Jack Nicholson in The Shinning? He could see it. Smash, crash, bash: Heeeeeeere's GARDENER!" - Stephen King

"I once drew a picture of Jack Nicholson in The Shining. But I put it away after a Feng Shui expert told me about the bad vibes" - David James

"Jack Nicholson is fairly gifted. We were at the Sistine Chapel, and everybody went from looking straight up to looking across the room at him." - Greg Kinnear

"I want to keep on progressing. I definitely think acting is a long process to be one of the greats like Morgan Freeman or Jack Nicholson." - Nathan Gamble

"I've been in movies with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson - but I was on 'The Simpsons,' and finally, in the eyes of my children, I was a star." - Ed Begley Jr

"I admire James Franco. I admire somebody like Jack Nicholson. Anyone who just does movies for the sake of making movies and takes big risks." - Jack Kilmer

"I've been in movies with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson - but I was on 'The Simpsons,' and finally, in the eyes of my children, I was a star." - Ed Begley, Jr.

"I was never really a character actor - I was a leading man who was always cast as a character. I wanted to be Jack Nicholson or Jean Gabin." - Robert Shaw

"My dad is a Jack Nicholson lookalike and a frustrated performer, my mother's into reading and poetry. I suppose the thing I owe them most is my confidence." - Michael Sheen

"I'm a big fan of all the great movie devils, from Walter Huston to Ray Walston to Al Pacino to Jack Nicholson." - Ray Wise

"There are maybe 100 actors I look up to, but my first two favourite actors were Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson." - Paul Dano

"I like people who are minimalist with their words. Jack Nicholson thinks a lot then says something, and it's always spot on. Nelson Mandela is the same." - David A Stewart

"There is one man that we can run for office that even the French would say Fuck off! That man...is Jack Nicholson. Yes! You will never have a sex scandal with Jack because he has fucked everyone!" - Robin Williams

"Having said that, I'm a huge Jack Nicholson fan because he just goes nuts in everything he does. Having Jack in his heyday would also be a dream come true." - Paul Kane

"If you see 'The Shining' with Jack Nicholson, you remember him not only because he is Jack Nicholson and because he does a wonderful job, but because he is a threat. The bad guy is someone people will have in their minds forever if it's a good bad guy." - Jordi Molla

"More fools know Jack Fool than Jack Fool knows." - William Shakespeare

"Jack, you've debauched my sloth." - Patrick O'Brian

"All work and no play makes jack. With enough jack, Jack needn't be a dull boy." - Malcolm Forbes

"I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack go under the limbo stick." - Chubby Checker

"I remember hearing a good story about Jack Nicholson working with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining [1980]. Nicholson was saying that, as an actor, you always want to try to make things real. And believable. When he was working with Kubrick, he finished a take and said, "I feel like that was real." And Kubrick said, "Yes, it's real, but it's not interesting"." - Owen Wilson

"Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they're not always tough" - Tom Berenger

"I was selling real estate at the time, in Pacific Palisades, California, so imagine that: getting a note and a bottle of champagne from Jack Nicholson when I'd barely made a dime as an actor. It really kept me going." - Kurt Fuller

"Brad [Dourif] would tell himself that he was not intentionally trying to mimic Jack Nicholson in any way. I think that actually bothers him a little bit. I just think maybe they have similar voices." - David Kirschner

"Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy, Canada is like an intelligent, 35 year old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson." - Douglas Adams

"I walked out and Jack Nicholson was sitting about six feet away, so I avoided that area and I looked up at the balcony in the back and sang the song." - Elliott Smith

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson... I just saw 'The Shining' again the other day; he's so brilliant. He's such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable." - Michael Biehn

"My wife, she is a beautiful woman, but in labour she turned into fucking Jack Nicholson from The Shining. You. You fucking did this to me! But I thought it was a shared experience No. You fucking did this!" - Lee Evans

"I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation." - Brian Dennehy

"'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson... I just saw 'The Shining' again the other day; he's so brilliant. He's such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable." - Michael Biehn

"I would love to work with Jack Nicholson, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Shannon and James Franco in the future. I think those actors are amazing, and they are my favourite actors by far." - Sophie Turner

"What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of a mental hospital? Jack Nicholson in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' right? We need to change that perception, and places like this one are doing that." - Deborah Norville

"And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true." - Keanu Reeves

"It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go, I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, all the great actors that I've worked with... Sir Ben Kingsley." - Aaron Eckhart

"I was in an acting class taught by Eric Morris, and Jack Nicholson was in the class. He wrote the script for 'Head', so all of us in the class got little tiny parts in the movie." - Teri Garr

"New Jersey is a great place to live. And we have given some of the best talent to the world, from Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, to Jerry Lewis to Bon Jovi to Frank Sinatra." - Queen Latifah

"Jack Nicholson is a textbook actor who's very intuitive. He is absolutely brilliant at going as far as you can go, always pushing to the edge, but still making it seem real." - Tim Burton

"My parents are my major supporters. I look up to Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey. They have all opened my mind and helped me with my craft." - Adam Hicks

"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack sat on a candle stick, cause fire is the devil's only friend." - Don Mclean

"Hit him again, Jack! He's crazy!" - Hunter S Thompson

"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." - Lloyd Bentsen

"You're so stupid, Rose! - Jack Dawson" - James Cameron

"Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise." - Neal Stephenson

"Where Jack isn't safe, Tom's in danger." - George Eliot

"Jack Daniels makes us all puke." - Graham Coxon

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth." - Patrick O'Brian

"Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance." - George Wither

"Jack Reacher is a brilliant movie" - Ken Follett

"Nobody wanted to believe Jack Ma." - Jack Ma

"People think, 'Jack, you do too much.'" - Jack Ma

"Rose: You're trembling. Jack: I'll be alright." - James Cameron

"People think, 'Jack, you do too much." - Jack Ma

"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon." - Billy Wilder

"Then Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus come in. I'll caddie for Jack." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I'm Jack the Ripper. I love women. I'm Jack the Ripper. I caused terror throughout London-" - Jack the Ripper

"Since every Jack became a gentleman There's many a gentle person made a Jack." - William Shakespeare

"The game of golf was bigger than Jack Nicklaus when Jack was dominating the game." - Tim Finchem

"[That night] I was sitting by Jack Nicholson with my long list of thanks, and I said, `I'm so nervous. I don't know what to say if I go up there.' He said, `Don't get emotional, drop the names, and dedicate it to your mother.'" - Javier Bardem

"I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncles, and it wasnt so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence." - Emilia Fox

"I've worked with Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks. I've worked with some really good directors: Woody Allen, Paul Schrader... I've really worked with a lot of people. But I'm intimidated by them, and I'm always thinking, "Oh, my God, he's not going to like me, and I'm going to get fired,"." - Kurt Fuller

"In fact, when they wake up in the morning, they're Jack Nicholson or Robert De Niro or Josh Brolin. And it's built-in, but they think it's all this other stuff. But it's not. They'd be great if they didn't think about their part or if they did think about it." - Woody Allen

"I really like the way that Jack Nicholson [acts] in particular works. I like the fact that he takes enormous risks. He's an enormously disciplined actor who seems to be totally capable of dealing with the business as a business and yet drop it totally when he's working." - Tim Curry

"When I was first painting the Monopoly guy I received a criticism. People said, "You're just painting cartoon characters, anyone can do that," but I'm actually a very skilled artist. That's why I released a Jack Nicholson portrait right after that that was very detailed in the face to show my skills." - Alec Monopoly

"Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery and Robert Redford, Mel Gibson - at least in the Road Warrior films - and Harrison Ford are among my favorite actors. Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Deborah Winger, Jessica Lange, and of course, Shirley MacLaine, are among the women." - Frederick Lenz

"I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey" - Rob Zombie

"Listening to people espouse beliefs different from mine is informative, not threatening, because the only thing that can alter my worldview is a new and undeniable truth, and contrary to what Jack Nicholson says in 'A Few Good Men', "I CAN handle the truth." - Michael J Fox

"Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences and I am not ashamed. But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing." - Marlon Brando

"When I was seven, I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with my mom. When Jack Nicholson was strapped to the table getting electroshock treatment, my mom burst into tears. She said it reminded her of her life, and I was stunned, because I didn't know my mom had been nominated for an Oscar." - Christopher Titus

"My wife always says that I will be stuck with this forever: I am the difficult one. With Jack Nicholson they always said it was drugs. Warren Beatty is supposed to have screwed everything that jumped off the curve. I'll tell you, in reality a few of us had as many girls as Warren." - Dustin Hoffman

"I was spending three days literally just kibitzing with Jack Nicholson at a table! It was heaven! And talk about a normal guy. My God, he was just so real and cool and relaxed and fun. And he was a great performer. He's such an actor. He really was so focused on every moment. It was great." - Peter Jacobson

"It was also great shooting in London at Pinewood Studios because of all its history. So many of the 007 movies were filmed there, as well as classics by everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Jack Nicholson to Martin Scorcese. It's like working on hallowed ground. So, I felt a responsibility to make sure I did as good a job as I possibly could." - Naomie Harris

"Jack [Nicholson] really knows about the camera. He's one of the directors who likes to play with the camera. He'll change things around, play with lighting, things like that. He'll even spend hours on the set-up for an insert shot. He's an interested person who gets involved in all the aspects of the films he is making." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncle's, and it wasn't so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence." - Emilia Fox

"I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings - every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn't be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey." - Rob Zombie

"The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' - it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others." - Patrick Rothfuss

"I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead." - Andrew Lloyd Webber

"Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in 'Batman'; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy." - Tom Hiddleston

"Rose: You have a gift Jack, you do. You see people. Jack: I see you. Rose: And? Jack: You wouldn't have jumped." - James Cameron

"All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy." - Paul Laurence Dunbar

"The name is Schitt," he replied. "Jack Schitt." - Jasper Fforde

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." - Stanley Kubrick

"Hey! Jack the Wanker! Over here! I want your autograph!" - Maureen Johnson

"The career 500th home run for Michael Jack Schmidt!" - Harry Kalas

"Your attitude is perhaps a little unnecessarily rigorous," suggested Jack." - Robin Mckinley

"Some nutter's gone and pulled a Jack the Ripper." - Maureen Johnson

"Everything Jack says is to be taken with considerable reserve." - William S Burroughs

"Jack Nicklaus is a legend in his spare time." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I'm tired of all these hippie jack-offs" - Janis Joplin

"Forget Jack, I'm in love with the cold, dirt floor." - Ann Brashares

"Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest." - Harry S Truman

"Puttin rhymes into shape just like Jack LaLanne." - Lord Finesse

"Jack: Where to, Miss? Rose: To the stars." - James Cameron

"Captain Jack: Rose, you are worth fighting for. [Jack kisses Rose passionately] Captain Jack: Wish I'd never met you, Doctor, I was much better off as a coward. [Jack kisses the Doctor the same way]" - Russell T Davies

"I grew up knowing [Jack Johnson], surfing with him." - Donavon Frankenreiter

"Jack, you have like serious anger management issues." - Kelly Osbourne

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." - Proverbs

"Jack Benny played Mendelssohn last night. Mendelssohn lost." - Anonymous

"Jack: Actually, I was found. Lady Bracknell: Found? Jack: Uh, yes, I was in... a handbag. Lady Bracknell: A handbag? Jack: Yes, it was... [makes gestures] Jack: an ordinary handbag." - Oscar Wilde

"What little Jack does not learn, big John will never." - Proverbs

"Jack: Actually, I was found. Lady Bracknell: Found? Jack: Uh, yes, I was in... a handbag. Lady Bracknell: A handbag? Jack: Yes, it was... [makes gestures] Jack: an ordinary handbag." - Oscar Wilde

"Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack in 'Titanic' was my childhood crush!" - Christa B Allen

"I have been a Jack Albertson fan forever." - Keith Coogan

"Jack Thorne writes so well for messed-up teenage girls." - Holliday Grainger

"I'd make Jack Benny look like a philanthropist." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Now Jack Charlton wasn't wrong, I was a bad footballer." - Craig Johnston

"I'm a Jack of all trades character actor, really." - Steffan Rhodri

"Jack Nicklaus is the greatest winner I've ever seen." - Dan Jenkins

"Penn & Teller don't know jack about global warming." - Penn Jillette

"I'm not getting into a public debate with Jack Nicklaus." - Tim Finchem

"I kind of wish they"d shut up," Jack said. "Dude, true dat," Lend answered. Jack nodded solemnly. "For serious." - Kiersten White

"Nay, but Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute! Not a glance but speaks and kindles some thought of love! Then, Jack, her cheeks! her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the insinuations of her tell-tale eyes! Then, Jack, her lips! O, Jack, lips smiling at their own discretion! and, if not smiling, more sweetly pouting - more lovely in sullenness! Then, Jack, her neck! O, Jack, Jack!" - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"I kind of wish they'd shut up," Jack said. "Dude, true dat," Lend answered. Jack nodded solemnly. "For serious." - Kiersten White

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy." - Maria Edgeworth

"Jack," said Charles, "he's making up words again." "Yes," Jack replied, "but he's getting better at it, don't you think?" - James A. Owen

"Whether you know Jack Ryan or you don't know Jack Ryan, he's a compelling person to spend time with." - David Barron

"I don't believe in having to show anybody anything. I just do my work. You know, making a living as an actor is such a rarity on earth. It's like making a living as a painter. So I look at different opportunities in the same way as Jack Nicholson, who said once, "Keep popping up in different holes. That's what you want to do: Just keep popping up in different holes." That made a lot of sense to me." - Steve Guttenberg

"I aspire to be Jack Nicholson. I love his every single mannerism. I used to try and be him in virtually everything I did, I don't know why. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest when I was about 13, and I dressed like him. I tried to do his accent. I did everything like him. I think it kind of stuck with me." - Robert Pattinson

"Peter Fonda was just this clean, cookie-cutter kind of a guy. Roger Corman turned him into the motorcycle man with The Wild Angels. Jack Nicholson, all of them, they all had these images that Roger Corman fueled, and Easy Rider, it was a big surprise to understand how much creative influence Roger had. A lot of people dismiss him as just launching famous people's careers or being a penny pinching producer, but he's so much more than that." - Alex Stapleton

"Jack and Jill ran up the hill, both for a little fun. Jack's plan was deception while Jill sought affection. And Jack wouldn't quit till he won." - Laurie Faria Stolarz

"I told her why we are here. I told you wouldn't hurt Jack." "The coffin?" I smiled. I couldn't help it. He was a 'jack in a box." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I'd rather be Jack be smart, than Jack be quick. Watch out for the man with the big fat licking stick." - James Brown

"You're not weird, are you? (Jack) Not particularly, no. (Syd) Well, good. I got enough weirdness for the lot of us. Do' want to share it. (Jack)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You're not weird, are you? (Jack) Not particularly, no. (Syd) Well, good. I got enough weirdness for the lot of us. Don't want to share it. (Jack)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Hit the road Jack, don'tcha come back no more, no more, no more, no more. Hit the road Jack, don'tcha come back no more." - Ray Charles

"Jack the Ripper's mother, who said to Jack, How come I never see you with the same girl twice? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"Who do I think Jack The Ripper was? Do you know, I've got no idea who Jack The Ripper was. No idea." - Jerome Flynn

"I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice." - Phil Hartman

"Every immortal except Jack Nicklaus has hit a wall and stopped making putts he had to make in order to win. Jack did it for 20 years." - Dan Jenkins

"I've had people appear in my life that have helped me. I had more fun. I approached it thinking how would Jack Nicholson, "How would he do it?" So that's really what I did was I created this Gremlin character. So now people come up and they say 'Oh The Exorcist!'.. and I'm like "Did you see Repossessed?" They say either no or yes or whatever, and I say look at this, have a laugh, and then go back and look at a masterpiece ." - Linda Blair

"Lars is played by Ryan Gosling, the Prince of Tics, whose idea of acting is to wait a few beats before reacting to other people's remarks, as if acting were merely a matter of adhering to the seven-second delay rule. Jack Nicholson has made a career out of doing this sort of thing, as did Paul Newman, as did Marlon Brando (who the other two learned it from), but they didn't do it all the time and they were more fun to look at... Lars And The Real Girl joins a number of other recent films in the category of motion pictures where the director doesn't know that his protagonist is unsympathetic." - Joe Queenan

"In The Shining, you love Shelley Duvall. You love Jack Nicholson. You're let into the intimacy of that violence and it's emotional and it's physical. We're let in very close. So I think a good horror film has to pull you in very deeply inside. Halloween is a good horror film because we love Jamie Lee Curtis, we're brought very deeply in right when she's babysitting the kids. She's going from house to house, all those houses have windows that you can look in. We're a very vulnerable and exposed audience." - Kimberly Peirce

"Nobody ever heard Jack Nicklaus say "I don't know" about anything." - Johnny Miller



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