About Jack Nicholson
John Joseph Nicholson, better known as Jack Nicholson, is a famous American actor, writer and film producer. During his career this actor made many spectacular appearances and enacted numerous impressive characters. Among the most memorable are his roles in Batman, The Shining, The Departed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and As Good as It Gets. Through the years Jack was nominated for Oscar 12 times and won an Academy Award for the Best Actor twice. Jack Nicholson net worth is currently estimated at $400 million.
John was born in 1936, to a dancer and a showgirl June Frances Nicholson. Who was Jack’s biological father yet remains unclear. Six month before he was born his mother married a showman D. Furcillo. She did not know that this showman already had a wife and committed bigamy by wedding her. After Jack was born Furrcillo offered to take care of the child or at least help raising him, but June decided that it will be best to bring the baby to her mother. Partly because this way she could continue to pursue her career is show business.
Another candidate to calling himself Jack’s father was his mother’s manager Eddie King, although this version remains unproved.
Far away from all this drama Nicholson grew up thinking that his grandparents Joseph and Ethel May Nicholson are his biological parents. He learned that what he fought to be his sister was actually his mother when he was nearly forty years old, ironically- from the media. By the time this secret was unfolded both his grandmother and mother were dead, carrying the secret of who is Jack’s biological father to their graves.
The career that eventually boosted Jack Nicholson net worth to hundreds of millions started in the late 60s. Jack made his movie debut in The Cry Baby Killer, low budget footage for teenagers. For the most of following decade Nicholson worked with a producer Roger Cameron. He appeared on his movies The Little Shop of Horrors (this was the first time Nicholson played a psychotic/neurotic character), The Terror, The Raven and Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. He also appeared in a few westerns Directed by Monte Hellman, but it was not those appearances that raised Jack Nicholson net worth to its current heights.
Nicholson’s career actually took off after he appeared in the movie The Trip in 1967. In 1970 Jack received $1 million salary and %15 of the movie’s gross for the role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The next year Jack was paid a little over a million for the role in Missouri Breaks and again, 10% of all the gross receipts which constituted over $12 million. The roles in Hoffa, The Pledge and about Schmidt boosted Jack Nicholson net worth by $10 million each.