We are familiar with Nicholson’s greatest performances. Here’s a list of worthy ones that are less celebrated:
The Missouri Breaks, Reds, Heartburn, Hoffa, and The Pledge. There are others, of course. He’s funny in a cameo role in Broadcast News.
But one of my favorite Nicholson movies is The Border. He’s coiled but not a ham. It’s a wonderful performance. Put it on your Netflix queue.
[Photograph by Annie Leibovitz]