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How Do You Know: Well, I Like It

Hard to think it's been 40 years since Mary Richards got a job in the WJM newsroom after the most uncomfortable job interview ever. When the hard-driving boss...

Short List

1 | DVD The New Hollywood Box Set For a minute or two in the late '60s, savvy lunatics like Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper and Bob Rafelson got the keys to the...

Death Myths: The Bucket List and The Savages

Jack Nicholson's description of terminal illness: "You go home to some ceremonial procession into death, with everyone standing around watching you die while you...

Movies: The Gang's All Here

The Departed -- A remake of the 2002 Hong Kong-- cinema dirty-cop classic Infernal Affairs--marks the third collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo...

Faithful Departed

An undercover cop worms his way into the trust of a powerful mobster. The mobster's young protege joins the police force and rises quickly through the ranks...

People: Aug. 19, 1985

"It wasn't my intention for him to do it as a film," recalls Nora Ephron, 44. "I just wanted him to read it." But Director Mike Nichols, 53, thought Heartburn,...

Jack of Hearts

Here's the thing about Jack Nicholson: some women really like him, and other women can't stand him. Fortunately he can tell the difference: "I know when I got...

Sean Penn: Necessary Actor

It was one of the more ferocious scenes in The Pledge, and when Sean Penn, who was directing it, called "Cut!," he expected Jack Nicholson to be drained to the...

People: Jul. 21, 2003

FRERE JACK When JACK NICHOLSON addressed striking French actors who interrupted his film shoot in Paris last week, he might have been overcome by feelings of...

Movies: As Good As He Gets

Warren Schmidt moves ponderously. This is not because Jack Nicholson, who plays him to perfection, is particularly weighty or out of shape for a 66-year-old man...

Managing To Tolerate Adam

You feel it percolating in your gut as the guy behind the deli counter serves someone who has waited less time than you. It rises to form a knot of bile as you...

Cinema: What Lurks Beneath

The film begins as it ends, with Jack Nicholson's Jerry Black wandering a desiccated landscape, mumbling crazily to himself. At first, of course, we do not know...