Jack Nicholson of 'The Shining' Is 83 Now and His Classic Movie Lines Are Still Iconic
In celebration of actor Jack Nicholson's 83rd birthday, here are all the times he made movies worthwhile for his fans.
Jack Nicholson has been a fan favorite since he showed his prowess in interpreting a wide range of roles that included romance, comedy, and dark comic portrayals of anti-heroes and villains.
In celebration of his 83rd birthday, which occurred on April 22, USA Today put together a list of all the times the legendary actor used classic lines in the movies he appeared in.
[Jack Nicholson's] "freak out" during the production of "Batman" helped build the legend behind the character of "Joker."
First on the list would be the line he used in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film "The Shining," where he played the unforgettable character of Jack Torrance.
After the mentally imbalanced author from the classic broke down the door with an ax to face his horrified wife, he proclaims, "Heeere's Johnny!"
In the 2006 film "The Departed," Jack's mobster character Frank Costello dropped some gems as he explained his philosophy to Billy (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) with the words:
"I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me."
"We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round."
Jack ensured that his character as private eye J.J. Gittes, didn't disappoint in the 1974 film "Chinatown" when he said:
"You're even dumber than you think I think you are."
Besides giving his fans the classic lines, the actor also unknowingly added some aspects to movie characters. According to Deadline, the 83-year-old's "freak out" during the production of "Batman" helped build the legend behind the character of "Joker."
Jack has also been known to make the sweetest gestures towards his colleagues as actress Jennifer Lawrence told ABC News' Bianna Golodryga that he sent her some flowers, a bottle of Cristal and a note that said "Missing you already."
Meanwhile, Independent reported in 2017 that Jack had plans to star in an English-language remake of "Toni Erdmann" opposite Kristen Wiig.
The film was said to be his first acting role since "The Departed," if his fans omitted "The Bucket List" and "How Do You Know.
As regards his love life, the award-winning actor has become well-known for dating beautiful women including Lara Flynn Boyle and Anjelica Huston.
Despite his appeal to the opposite sex, Jack claimed that he decided to stop approaching women as it didn't feel right to do such at his age – he was 73 at the time.