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Great American actor Jack Nicholson
Great American actor Jack Nicholson is one of the most prolific actors of our time, with 12 Academy Award nominations making him the most nominated male actor in history. In fact, he received an Oscar nod in every decade from 1960s through the 2000s, portraying such memorable characters as Jack Torrance in The Shining and Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men.
1. For which film did Nicholson receive his first Oscar nomination?
   Easy Rider
   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
   Five Easy Pieces
2. Nicholson won the Academy Award for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. So did his leading lady. Which actress played Nurse Ratched?
   Ellen Burstyn
   Joanne Woodward
   Liv Ullman
   Louise Fletcher
3. Nicholson played the Joker in the Tim Burton-directed Batman movie released in 1989. Which actor has NOT depicted the Joker?
   Heath Ledger
   Cesar Romero
   Mark Hamill
   Christopher Walken
4. For which film did Nicholson win his second Best Actor Oscar?
   About Schmidt
   As Good as It Gets
   The Shining
   Something's Gotta Give
5. Nicholson played Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men. Which branch of the military does that movie portray?
   Air Force
6. Nicholson is tied with Walter Brennan and which other actor as one of three actors to win three Academy Awards?
   Leonardo DiCaprio
   Daniel Day-Lewis
   Spencer Tracy
   Laurence Olivier
7. With whom did Nicholson co-star in The Bucket List, the 2007 hit about two terminally ill patients who go on a road trip?
   Michael Caine
   Dennis Hopper
   Robert DeNiro
   Morgan Freeman
8. With whom did Nicholson share the stage to present the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013?
   Tina Fey
   Sarah Palin
   Hillary Clinton
   Michelle Obama
9. Which actress just released a book divulging secrets from her past - and often turbulent - relationship with Nicholson?
   Sharon Stone
   Anjelica Huston
   Lara Flynn Boyle
   Candace Bergen
10. Nicholson is a courtside fixture as season ticket holder to which basketball franchise?
   LA Clippers
   LA Lakers
   NY Knicks
   Miami Heat

NOVEMBER 21, 2014  | PM Rating: A
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