Onto Day 2 of My Here’s Jack Blogathon 2017…
The Jack Nicholson 80th Birthday celebrations continue with some more fabulous posts from the film review world.
I imagine yesterday that Jack Nicholson celebrated his 80th birthday in style surrounded by friends, family and like Bruce Wayne in The Lego Batman Movie (2017), “Russian ballerinas” and “lady active-wear models”. Here his birthday was celebrated with 7 of my lovely participants sending in their birthday wishes and some amazing 9 reviews – with one blogger talking about 2 of his films, and another blogger writing on his 2 performances in the one movie – of his work from the 1960s to the 2000s, all in honour of this fantastic actor. So, if you are joining us now.. CLICK HERE to read yesterday’s post with entries on such films as Chinatown (1974), As Good As It Gets (1997) and Mars Attacks (1996). Or read on to learn more on today’s great contributions. Or do both.
So one thing striking in all Jack’s movies is that over the decades he’s worked with many, many famous names over his acting years to date. And been the screen love interest to many leading ladies. Notable ladies include Tootsie‘s Jessica Lange in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Cher, Susan Sarandon along with Grease 2′s Michelle Pfeiffer, in The Witches of Eastwick (1986) (see my post tomorrow for more on this); Shirley McClaine in Terms of Endearment (1983) and Meryl Streep in Heartburn (1986).
Jack has also been the buddy or villain with some Hollywood actors in the movies. Leading and supporting men to this great actor include James Spader in Wolf (1996), John Wick‘s Keanu Reeves in Somethings Gotta Give (2003), Michael Caine in Blood and Wine (1996) and the all-star cast with Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed (2006).
But in all Jack’s performances he seems often encouraging them from the sidelines as he tries – and fails – not to steal the limelight. It not his fault but to be fair, but Jack’s presence alone often steals the movie, be it the B movie now classic Little Shop of Horrors (1996) or that cameo in the Holly Hunter and William Hurt romantic comedy from the 1980s.
So here in no particular order are today’s entries and I’ll be adding to this post as I get more… and of course I’d love your company for the final day with new posts tomorrow.
Barry from Cinema Catharsis adds his entry on Five Easy Pieces (1970).
Tranquil Dreams shared her take on Terms of Endearment (1983)
VinnieH joins us with his wonderful review of Jack in the romantic comedy Something’s Gotta Give (2003).
Shameless Pile of Stuff reveals more about Jack’s comic turn in Man Trouble (1992)
Moon in Gemini writes about Jack’s dramatic starring role in Easy Rider (1969).
So that’s all so far but do join us from time to time as many more posts to come..