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When Jack Said It Best

January 26, 2016

Jack Nicholson has played some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history, starring in over 50 films spanning five decades. That means he has memorized thousands upon thousands of lines as an actor, with two of the most often quoted (and parodied) being, “Here’s Johnny,” from The Shining (1980) and “You can’t handle the truth,” from A Few Good Men (1992). Here are five other memorable quotes from characters Jack has played, one from each decade:


Easy Rider (1969)

[Holding up a pint of Jim Beam]
“Here’s the first of the day fellas. To old D.H. Lawrence…Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians!”
-George Hanson, lawyer & local drunkard


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

“How about it? You creeps, you lunatics, mental defectives. Let’s hear it for Bull Goose Randall back in action.”
-Randall McMurphy, criminal and mental institution transfer


Batman (1989)

“Batman. Batman! Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press. This town needs an enema.”
-The Joker, Batman’s archenemy


Mars Attacks! (1996)

“I want the people to know that they still have two out of three branches of the government working for them, and that ain’t bad.”
-President James Dale, President of the United States


The Departed (2006)

“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”
-Frank Costello, Irish-American crime boss


Tune in this Sunday to HDNET MOVIES for Double the Jack to hear more compelling quotables from the man himself in:

As Good As It Gets – 3:50/2:50c
Anger Management – 6:10/5:10c