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Jack's Life A Biography of Jack Nicholson

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ISBN-10: 0393350967

ISBN-13: 9780393350968

Edition: 2015

Authors: Patrick McGilligan

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No male American film star of the post-Brando era has demonstrated the talent, the charisma, the larger-than-life audacity, and the string of screen triumphs of Jack Nicholson. In Jack's Life, Patrick McGilligan, one of our finest film historians, has produced the definitive biography of this most private and public of stars, from his tangled Dickensian upbringing in New Jersey, his formative years as an actor and screenwriter, his near-accidental breakthrough to stardom in Easy Rider, and his string of great roles in Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Last Detail, The Shining, and other films that mark him as a searching, complex artist. Here as well is the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.30" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Patrick McGilligan's biographies include the acclaimed Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only ; the Edgar-nominated Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light ; Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast ; and George Cukor: A Double Life . The author of several New York Times Notable Books , he has also penned biographies of Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Robert Altman, and James Cagney, along with the oral history Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist (with Paul Buhle). McGilligan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.