LIFE With Jack Nicholson: Early Photos of an Actor on the Brink

Jack Nicholson at home in Los Angeles, 1969.
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On Jack Nicholson's birthday, LIFE presents photos of the actor at a critical juncture in his career: in 1969, when he was being lauded for Easy Rider and preparing to star in one of the great films of the '70s, Five Easy Pieces. Read More

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