Jack Nicholson is one of the wildest, coolest, most talented actors to ever be in a movie. Here are some of his greatest quotes, all of which come off of as charmingly rouge when your Jack Nicholson, less so if you're not.
1.) "I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman."
2.) "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."
3.) "I hate advice unless I'm giving it. I hate giving advice, because people won't take it."
4.) "Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I haven't been a rogue most of my life."
5.) "In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails."
6.) "Beer. It's the best damn drink in the world."
7.) “My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.”
8.) "I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives."
9.) "There's a period of time just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don't know what in the world I'm going to do. It's free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting."
10.) "Almost anyone can give a good representative performance when you're unknown. It's just easier. The real pro game of acting is after you're known—to 'un-Jack' that character, in my case, and get the audience to reinvest in a new and specific, fictional person."
11.) "I was particularly proud of my performance as the Joker. I considered it a piece of pop art."
12.) "I've always thought basketball was the best sport, although it wasn't the sport I was best at. It was just the most fun to watch. ... Even as a kid it appealed to me. The basketball players were out at night. They had great overcoats. There was this certain nighttime juvenile-delinquent thing about it that got your blood going."
13.) "There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend."
14.) "Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love."
15.) “I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.”
16.) “Just let the wardrobe do the acting.”
17.) "I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away."
18.) "I have a lot of vanity."
19.) "The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead."
20.) "What's beautiful is all that counts, pal. That's all that counts."