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Old 09-02-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I recently saw "The Terror" and of course, in that, he's young. And I remember what he looked like in "On a Clear Day.....," and again, there he was young.

But it seems as I think of his career, he has always been old (if the look of the dirty old Man).

I'd say he made the jump between "One flew over" and "The Missouri Breaks". In a quick year, he was no longer young....even though at the time, he was only 38, 39.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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I never could stand him since "Five Easy Pieces" where he was oh-so-funny to the waitress and I was a 16-year-old waitress. He has always played the same kind of character- Jack Nicholson character- in many different movies.
Did I mention that he was rude to the waitress?
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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He's 77 years old and hasn't had cosmetic surgery. It's called aging. If someone thinks his appearance
has a drastic change from one decade to another, I would disagree. Perhaps, some may confuse
it with his hair line receding. Obviously comparing anyone who is 70+ to a picture of them in their
30's would be a contrast - but it's biology.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Bi...f_Aging.aspx#2

Here's some photo's of him thru his acting career
http://www.biography.com/people/jack...and-retirement

Last edited by baileyvpotter; 09-02-2014 at 07:53 AM.. Reason: correction
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My first expore to him would have been Batman, and he would have been 53 at that time, so that's where my idea of his age starts from
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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And some people age better than others.

Hugh O'Brian was past 50 in "The Shootist" http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/9/...-Shootist4.jpg

and Roy Scheider was of similar age in "Blue Thunder" http://product-images.highwire.com/1098393/1505342.jpg

Of course, there is always that wonderful Hollywood makeup.

While actors like R. G. Armstrong always looked old. http://richardkimblethefugitive.com/...gep51sc06b.jpg

Still, seems like to me in movies like "Witches.." and "Broadcast News", he was old.

And yes, Jack always plays Jack.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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And yes, Jack always plays Jack.
Even in the 1960's version of Little Shop of Horrors
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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And some people age better than others.
And yes, Jack always plays Jack.
Roy Scheider died in 2008 and the age of 75
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8Yewnk1soG..._retna_150.jpg

Hugh O'Brian is nearly 90 years old.
http://img.spokeo.com/public/900-600...2006_09_06.jpg

I thought Jack was great in "All About Schmidt" and "As Good As It Gets."
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Honey, he's been old for a long, long time. lol
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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I never could stand him since "Five Easy Pieces" where he was oh-so-funny to the waitress and I was a 16-year-old waitress. He has always played the same kind of character- Jack Nicholson character- in many different movies.
Did I mention that he was rude to the waitress?
Bobby Dupea (who never really existed) was rude to a waitress (who also never really existed).

Anyway, if you're all bent over Nicholson for that, then you must really dislike Anthony Hopkins. You know, for eating that guy's liver and ripping off that other guy's face...
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Jack Nicholson was probably at the height of his "looks" (if men ever have such a phase) around the time he did "Carnal Knowledge" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" in the 1980s' From the 1980's on the man like the rest of us has aged and that can be good or bad depending upon how one looks at things.

By the 1980's JN had begun "maturing" but the man still had it far as acting (The Shining, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Witches of Eastwick). Just saw "About Schmidt" the other night and am here to tell you even in 2002 there is something about JN that other actors simply cannot touch.

It isn't so much about the guy's looks, but JM the actor and suppose the man as one comes from the other. It seems JM settled into sort of the sleazy vaguely attractive but slightly dangerous sort of guy. While not Mr. George Clooney, few actors alive today can touch JN's acting skills.
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