Jack Nicholson: Anatomy of an Actor

Author(s): Beverly Walker


Throughout his career, Jack Nicholson has portrayed unique and challenging roles in classic movies such as Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974), The Shining (1980), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and The Departed (2006). Nicholson's twelve Oscar nominations make him the most nominated male actor in history.

Jack Nicholson: Anatomy of an Actor is a new addition to Cahiers du cinema, a fascinating series from the world-renowned cinema magazine. The book focuses on ten key performances, exploring the unparalleled career of Jack Nicholson through narrative and analytical text accompanied by 300 images, including film stills and set photographs, as well as film sequences, script notes, and more. This thoughtful and lively examination of Nicholson's craft will appeal to film professionals and casual movie fans alike.


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Beverly Walker is a Los Angeles-based film critic. She has covered numerous film festivals and regularly writes for different journals, such as Film Quarterly, Film Comment, Sight & Sound and Premiere. The list of directors with whom she has collaborated includes, among others, John Huston, Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Sydney Pollack, and Robert Redford.

General Fields

  • : 9780714866680
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 191
  • : Beverly Walker
  • : Hardback