John "Jack" Joseph Nicholson is an American actor, director, and producer. He is internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters.
Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards twelve times. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as it Gets. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four). He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s.
When James Woods is rejuvenated following his death in "And Then There Were Fewer" with the sacrifice of a young would-be starlet in "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream", he disposes of her body by throwing it at Nora Ephron, yelling at her to stop making Jack Nicholson a pansy to which she replies that he is confusing her with Nancy Meyers.