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Born: April 22, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Neptune, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved to Los Angeles at age 17
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Began career in cartoon department at MGM under William Hanna
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Professional stage debut in Hollywood stage production of "Tea and Sympathy"
1958:
Screen acting debut in "Cry Baby Killer"
1963:
Screenwriting debut, "Thunder Island"; a low-budget political thriller
1966:
Co-produced and acted in Monte Hellman's "The Shooting" and "Ride the Whirlwind" (also scripted)
1967:
Wrote the screenplay for Roger Corman's "The Trip" co-starring Peter Fonda
1968:
Initial collaboration with director Bob Rafelson (co-writing and co-producing with him), "Head"; starring the musical group, The Monkees
1969:
Cast in a scene-stealing, star-making supporting role in Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting actor
1970:
Solidified star status with leading role in "Five Easy Pieces"; produced and directed by Rafelson; earned first Best Actor Oscar nomination
1971:
Acted in Mike Nichols' "Carnal Knowledge"
1971:
Film directorial debut with "Drive, He Said" (also co-wrote and co-produced)
1974:
Achieved mainstream Hollywood success as Jake Gittes in Roman Polanski's noir classic "Chinatown"; received Best Actor Oscar nomination
1975:
Portrayed an alienated American journalist in his one Euro-pic, Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger"
1975:
Solidified standing with Best Actor Oscar for Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1978:
Directed "Goin' South," which offered James Belushi and Mary Steenburgen in their debut roles
1980:
Starred opposite Shelley Duvall in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"
1981:
Played Eugene O'Neill in Warren Beatty's "Reds"; nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Award
1983:
Earned second Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor) for his portrayal of retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove in James Brooks' "Terms of Endearment"
1985:
Acted opposite longtime lover Anjelica Huston in her father John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor"
1985:
Formed T.E.N. Productions with Robert Towne and Robert Evans to make a sequel to "Chinatown"
1990:
Portrayed The Joker in Tim Burton's "Batman"; blockbuster merchandising deal earned him well in excess of $20 million
1990:
Directed the "Chinatown" sequel "The Two Jakes"; also reprised his role of Jake Gittes
1992:
Played a marine colonel in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men"; nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar
1992:
Acted the role of Jimmy Hoffa in "Hoffa"; earned a Golden Globe nomination
1994:
Reteamed with Mike Nichols to star opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in "Wolf"
1996:
Reprised his "Terms of Endearment" part in "Evening Star"
1996:
Had dual role of US President and a Las Vegas car dealership owner in Tim Burton's campy "Mars Attacks!"
1997:
Reunited with Rafelson for "Blood and Wine"
1997:
Portrayed an obsessive-compulsive and homophopic writer in James L. Brooks' "As Good as It Gets"; received 11th Oscar nomination making him the most nominated male actor in the history of the award
2001:
Cast as a retired detective investigating a child's murder in "The Pledge"; directed by Sean Penn
2002:
Portrayed a retired salesman in Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt"; received BAFTA, SAG and Oscar leading role nominations
2003:
Starred with Adam Sandler in the comedy "Anger Management"; he also contributed to the script
2003:
Co-starred with Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
2006:
Portrayed an Irish gang boss in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2007:
Co-starred with Morgan Freeman as dying men who must fulfill their list of goals in Rob Reiner's "The Bucket List"
2010:
Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson in James L. Brooks' "How Do You Know"

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