Jack Nicholson is one of those actors where if you ask someone to do an impression of him, it probably involves yelling or displaying some form of anger — or, my personal favorite, his ‘he learned it on the television’ line from The Shining, but that’s okay. This is because the veteran actor has spent the last 60-odd years crafting a filmography that focuses on — among other things of course — ranges of anger and outrage. From his famous declaration to Tom Cruise about truth to the gnawing, cheese-eating’ f^*king rat speech to Leonardo DiCaprio, and so many in between, Nicholson has been pluming the range of human facial expressions and physical tics to embody the essence of anger.
So comes the new video essay from Nerdwriter titled Jack Nicholson: The Art Of Anger, which dives into Nicholson’s rich filmography in order to get to the core of how Nicholson works and why his skill has made him one of the most iconic actors today. Check out the the essay below as we await to see a perhaps softer side from the actor in the upcoming remake of Toni Erdmann, and chime in with your favorite bouts of anger from the legendary actor.
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