Jack Nicholson
Peter Thompson

Jack Nicholson

Easily the hippest, wildest and most talented actor of his generation, Jack Nicholson has ridden the Hollywood roller coaster for more than forty tempestuous years. In this explosive biography, the author penetrates the triple Oscar winner’s private world to examine a brilliant and tormented man and his troubled relationships with a host of stars from Marlon Brando to Anjelica Huston.

Book Details:

  • Author: Peter Thompson
  • Published Year: 1997
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Mainstream
    • US: Carol

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson, born in Melbourne, joined the London Daily Mirror in 1966. He was a Fleet Street journalist for twenty years, rising to night editor and deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, editor of the Sunday Mirror and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. In 1988 Thompson was the first Mirror Group editor to break ranks and expose the criminality of his boss Robert Maxwell. Thompson’s first book, Maxwell: A Portrait of Power, written with former Mirrorman and fellow Australian Anthony Delano, detailed the publishing tycoon’s rise to power through acts of fraud, deception and ...
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Book Reviews

  • "Explosive… Thompson paints a tantalising and disturbing picture of Nicholson’s amoral lifestyle of licentiousness, drug-taking and uncontrollable violence."
    Daily Mail