2002: About Schmidt
1997: As Good As It Gets
1992: A Few Good Men
1985: Prizzi's Honor
1983: Terms of Endearment
1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1973: The Last Detail
1970: Five Easy Pieces
1969: Easy Rider
After five months of 20 Years of Streep, in which I ventured back and reviewed 100 Oscar-nominated performances, you'd think I'd be yearning for a blog break before Oscar season kicks into full gear.
Alas, I just can't help myself.
No worries, I will be outside, taking advantage of this glorious summer (and fall, by the time this project is finished) but I adore cinema, am (as you know) supremely obsessed with all things Oscar and simply cannot go without writing every day. So, since it's still a tad early for full-time coverage of the coming awards season, it's time for yet another edition of...OSCAR FLASHBACK!
This time around, I will be tackling the Oscar run of none other than a two-time co-star of the incomparable Meryl Streep, the comparably incomparable, three-time Oscar-winning living legend that is JACK NICHOLSON!
In addition to reviewing all 12 Oscar-nominated Nicholson turns, I'll be looking back at the 48 performances he faced over five decades, from the legendary likes of George C. Scott in Patton and Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, to criminally underrated turns like James Whitmore in Give 'Em Hell, Harry! and Marcello Mastroianni in Dark Eyes. No doubt, there will be a few eyebrow-raising nominees too (I'm looking at you, Charles Durning in To Be or Not to Be). And, as was the case with the Streep years, I'll do a full rundown of the contenders inexplicably absent on Oscar nominations morning.
I was so pleased by the response to 20 Years of Streep, both here and on Twitter, and hope you'll again join me on this journey by offering up your own thoughts on these categories and performances. No doubt, this will be a blast!