Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

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Overview

Originally published as Jack Nicholson: Face to Face in 1975, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years is the first book written about the enigmatic star and the only one to have Nicholson's participation. In 1975 Nicholson was just becoming a household name in spite of having already starred in, written or produced 25 films including classics such as Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Detail (1973) and Chinatown (1974). To date, Nicholson has been nominated for twelve Academy Awards and won three, has garnered seven Golden Globe awards, and took home the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award at the age of 57.

Authors Robert Crane and Christopher Fryer interviewed Nicholson for what began as a thesis for a University of Southern California film class but which quickly morphed into a larger portrait of Nicholson's unique craft. Crane and Fryer conducted their interviews with Nicholson with the intent of showcasing the young star as he saw himself, while also interviewing many of Nicholson's close friends and fellow filmmakers, including Dennis Hopper, Roger Corman, Hal Ashby, Ann-Margret, Robert Evans and Bruce Dern, providing a comprehensive profile of the actor's early years in the industry. The result is a true insider's look at Nicholson not only as a writer, director and actor, but also offers insights into a private man's private life. Jack Nicholson: The Early Years stands as a testament to his incredible success in Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813136158
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 06/22/2012
Series: Screen Classics
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher Fryer is coauthor of Bruce Dern: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have — An Unrepentant Memoir and a contributor to Hal Ashby: Interviews. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

Robert Crane is coauthor of Bruce Dern: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have — An Unrepentant Memoir and a contributor to Hal Ashby: Interviews. He is also coauthor of the newly published My Life As A Mankiewicz. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition 1

Jack Nicholson: First Interview 7

Roger Corman 27

Karen Black 35

Richard Rush 45

Jeremy Larner 55

Bruce Dern 59

Jack H. Harris 79

Sally Struthers 83

Dennis Hopper 91

Ann-Margret 99

Monte Hellman 107

Henry Jaglom 113

Mitzi McCall 131

William Tepper 135

Hal Ashby 143

Robert Evans 151

Jack Nicholson: Second Interview 159

Acknowledgments 171

Filmography 173

Index 203

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