Terms Of Endearment, 6.35pm
Showered with praise, laden with Oscars, this hugely successful tear-jerker boasts some magnificent on-screen chemistry
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Born in New Jersey, 1937, Jack Nicholson worked as an office boy at MGM at the age of 17, and went on to enjoy an incredible career spanning seven decades. With twelve Oscar nominations to his name (including three wins), the writer, director and actor has evolved as cinema has evolved. From his debut in 1958's The Cry Baby Killer through a succession of iconic roles, he's played romantic hero, mob boss, madman, werewolf, detective, depressive and of course the Devil himself.
Jack Nicholson has collaborated with some of the most prestigious directors within Hollywood and around the world, including Roman Polanski (Chinatown), James L Brooks (Terms Of Endearment), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), John Huston (Prizzi's Honor) and Michelangelo Antonioni (The Passenger) - films showcased in our season dedicated to this distinctive actor (see listings below). Plus, we're pleased to present New Hollywood auteur Bob Rafelson's overlooked but brilliant The King Of Marvin Gardens and cult favourite Hal Ashby's wonderfully cynical indie comedy The Last Detail, both featuring knockout performances from Nicholson.
Jack Nicholson stars in this overlooked but brilliant American tragedy as a melancholy and withdrawn late-night DJ living amid the faded glamour of Atlantic City
On Film4: 28 May 1:25AM