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Jack Nicholson Turns 80: All of His Major Roles, Ranked

TheWrap Logo By Brian Welk of TheWrap | Slide 1 of 51: <p>Jack Nicholson is a legend. Period. His illustrious career has been spent playing brooding rebels, crazed villains and sneering charmers on the big screen. Soon he’ll star opposite Kristen Wiig in a remake of “Toni Erdmann.” The three-time Oscar winner is undoubtedly a fixture of American cinema (as well as courtside at the Lakers). In honor of Nicholson's 80th birthday (on Saturday, April 22), we've done the near impossible: ranked all of his major, iconic roles, from great to best.</p>

Jack Nicholson is a legend. Period. His illustrious career has been spent playing brooding rebels, crazed villains and sneering charmers on the big screen. Soon he’ll star opposite Kristen Wiig in a remake of “Toni Erdmann.” The three-time Oscar winner is undoubtedly a fixture of American cinema (as well as courtside at the Lakers). In honor of Nicholson's 80th birthday (on Saturday, April 22), we've done the near impossible: ranked all of his major, iconic roles, from great to best.

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