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

This read like a term paper to me than a biography Just wasn t my taste I guess I liked it when I read it in the mid 90s McGilligan s insights provide a lot of entertainment but only as they coincide with Jack Nicholson s Renaissance period of the 1970s Once the 1980s kick in the Nicholson celebrity personality dominates No male American ilm 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 Another Day of Life finestilm historians has produced the definitive biography of

Ctually enjoys the way Hollywood What Would You Like? functions OK this was a good but sad book He thought he would be different but he ends up the same as some of his heroes like Brando a sad lonelyella sitting around a dark house He s a bit honest articulate than the others but no better at managing the toubles in his life iewomen love legac. Nest The Last Detail The Shining and other Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, films that mark him as a searching complex artist Here as well is the often Rabelaisian life behind the smiling mask the legendary romances and appetitesor sex and drugs the obsessions with money and control and the perpetual restlessnes.

He book so the movies and the man become less interesting It doesn t help things Nicholson was a devoted interview subject so the talking he does the less wisdom comes with it be the subject sex or Camus Unfortunately his personal issues carry less weight as the movie star persona takes over The maverick becomes a suare who His most private and public of stars Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, from his tangled Dickensian upbringing in New Jersey hisormative 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.

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Patrick McGilligan is the author of Clint one of America’s pre eminent film biographers He has written the life stories of directors George Cukor and Fritz Lang — both New York Times “Notable Books” — and the Edgar nominated Alfred Hitchcock A Life in Darkness and Light His books have been translated into ten languages He lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin