48 posts tagged jack nicholson
Chinatown (1974) - directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston.
For the scene in The Shining where Jack breaks down the bathroom door, the props department built a door that could be easily broken. However, Jack Nicholson had previously worked as a volunteer fire marshal and tore the door apart far too easily. The props department was then forced to build a stronger door (x).
Director Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and crew, behind the scenes on the set of The Shining (more at Juxtapoz)
The title of As Good as It Gets was translated as “Mr. Cat Poop” in Hong Kong. Apparently it came from the name “Melvin” which is pronounced very similarly to the Cantonese colloquial word for cat poop (x).
As Good as It Gets (1997) - directed by James L. Brooks. Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear.
In The Departed, Mark Wahlberg based his performance on the police officers who’d arrested him about two dozen times in his youth, and the reactions of his parents who had to come bail him out with their grocery money (x).