Jack Nicholson: Anatomy of an Actor

A new title from the 'Anatomy of an Actor' series

Beverly Walker


Price: €39.95

A new title in the fascinating series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinéma, which focuses on ten key performances from a single actor in a useful and illuminating monograph.

Jack Nicholson (b.1937) has twice taken the Academy Award for Best Actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975, and As Good as It Gets, 1997) and holds a record twelve Oscar nominations, making him the most nominated actor of all time.

Widely considered to be one of the finest actors working today, Nicholson’s career spans such classics as Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974), The Shining (1980), The Postman Always Ring Twice (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and The Departed (2006).

An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences.


Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 210 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 192 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714866680

Beverly Walker is a Los Angeles-based film journalist. 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, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Huston, Francis F. Coppola, Werner Herzog, Sydney Pollack, Monte Hellman, Wim Wenders, Eric Rohmer and Robert Redford.

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