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"Dennis McDougal is a rare Hollywood reporter: honest, fearless, nobody's fool. This is unvarnished Jack for Jack-lovers and Jack-skeptics but, also, for anyone interested in the state of American culture and celebrity. I always read Mr. McDougal for pointers but worry that he wi
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Hardcover, 484 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Paul
May 21, 2015 Paul rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that Jack Nicholson's biography puts every other actor's biography to shame. My review of 'Five Easy Decades' in one word would be: Wow. Or, better yet, it would be: Jack.

"You can't write this stuff," is what I was thinking when reading 'Five Easy Decades.' Even fiction cannot compare to this guy's life and experiences. Jack is a fascinating character in and off himself, one of the most interesting people you can ever read about, and easily the biggest Hollywood movie star
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Apr 16, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it
Jack Nicholson is a fascinating character - a man who found out the woman he believed to be his sister was really his mother and his "mother" was really his grandmother (not unlike one of his best movies Chinatown) - and one who has stayed at the top of the heap for decades. He's unapologetic in his demand for complete loyalty while at the same time he will simply cut off contact when he is displeased. He is a man who loves women but refuses to make compromises to have them in his life (with the ...more
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Jan 04, 2015 Dvir Oren rated it liked it
Didn’t find much info on the book online. So can’t say much about the book.

I did notice how long it took him to be successful as an actor, practically over 13 years until he caught some attention and was noticed. Persistance and mastery it seems :)
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Articulate look into the life and work of one of cinema's most endearing and revered actors.
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Interesting biography about one of my favorite movie stars.
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