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Born: April 22, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Neptune, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Nicholson has a major art collection.

Named a Commander des Arts et Lettres (received in Paris, September 10, 1990 from the French Minister of Culture).

He received star number 2077 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 1996.

Nicholson is a rabid fan of the Los Angeles Laker basketball team.

In 1994, he allegedly hit the windshield of a car with a golf club during a traffic dispute; misdemeanor charges of assault and vandalism were dismissed when a lawsuit brought by the motorist was settled out of court.

In 1996, Nicholson paid a settlement of $32,500 to Catherine Sheehan, a woman who alleged that the actor attacked her after a paid sexual encounter. Four years later, Sheehan sought to have the settlement overturned because of reported medical problems that resulted from the incident had driven her into debt.

"Because of Robert's [Towne] influence, it's ["The Two Jakes"] a very literary piece. No car chases, no dead innocent bystanders while I'm supposed to worry if they catch the Russian dope addict. I hate those movies. I mean, back in the [Corman] days, Monte Hellman was the first guy that showed the dead body on the screen. They used to just drop out of the bottom of the frame like death didn't count, and I think that can be culturally degrading. Just like guys driving through the fruit stands and up on the sidewalk, cars are blowing up left and right, and we're supposed to care about the people in the script, I don't buy it."---Jack Nicholson quoted in Premiere, September 1990.

"I lived with Anjelica. Of course I lied to her. It's the other woman I would never lie to. You only lie to two people in your life, your girlfriend and the police. Everybody else you tell the truth to."---Nicholson on whether he ever lied to Anjelica Houston in Vanity Fair, April 1994.

"I'll tell you the truth; when I think about Ray's adolescence, I just feel lucky if I'm alive. That's quite a ways in the future. I'll figure it out by then. Ray will only have one problem with women, and that will be an overabundance."---Nicholson, when asked how he will enlighten young son Ray about women as he hits adolescence, to Us, July 1994.

"Here's a good definition of fame. You call up a restaurant at six on a Saturday night and ask for a table for six and you get the table. Great to be famous. You get to the door and you don't have to wait on line. You get seated right away. Great to be famous. But from that point on you're going to be working. You're going to be the mayor of the room and will have to say hello to everyone who comes by. That's not so good."---Nicholson quoted to Entertainment Weekly, January 3, 2003.

"Jack 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, his director for "Batman" to Empire, September 2004.

"I prefer the company of woman. I'm buzzed by the female mystique. I always tell you young men, there are three rules: they hate us, we hate them; they're stronger, they're smarter; and most important, they don't play fair."---Jack Nicholson's advice to younger men as quoted in Empire, September 2004.

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