Jack's Life: A Biography of Jack Nicholson

Jack's Life: A Biography of Jack Nicholson

by Patrick McGilligan

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Jack's Life: A Biography of Jack Nicholson by Patrick McGilligan

“Jack’s Life feels true. . . . Fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly
Jack Nicholson has lived large on and off the screen. Patrick McGilligan, one of America’s outstanding film biographers, has plumbed research and interviews to expand his definitive biography since its publication twenty years ago. Jack’s Life captures the essence of this most private and public of stars with a vivid depiction of Nicholson’s tangled Dickensian upbringing, his hungry years as actor and writer, his nearaccidental breakthrough in Easy Rider, and his prolificacy and artistry ever since, with roles in Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, and The Departed, to name a beloved handful of his sixty-plus films. McGilligan captures the life and legacy of this unabashed and complex personality

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393350968
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Edition description: Updated and Expanded
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 180,689
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Patrick McGilligan has edited the acclaimed Backstory series and written distinguished biographies of film figures including George Cukor, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, and,
most recently, Orson Welles. He lives in Milwaukee.

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Steven Bach

McGilligan's Jack's Life does what a first-rate biography should do. It answers the questions we didn't even know to ask. It turns a fascinating, often dark life into an illuminating, humane narrative. McGilligan is shrewd, perceptive, lively, and very, very knowledgeable. He has given us the best account we have of the man...
— Steven Bach, author of Dietrich: Life and Legend

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