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When he began in shlock-horror trash in the 1950s, Jack Nicholson cannot have imagined the glittering career that lay before him. For six decades he has starred in countless movies – scooping many awards and becoming a household name. But nothing has been seen of the superstar on the big screen since 2010.

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Even as he aged, Nicholson was a successful actor and a draw at the box office. About Schmidt, released in 2002, saw the star’s gentle and understated portrayal of a Nebraska widower reflecting on mortality rewarded at the Oscars. And on that occasion, Nicholson took down an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

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