• Taking On His About Schmidt Role Left Jack Nicholson 'Terrified'

    1 day ago - By Slash Film

    Warren R. Schmidt, the title character played from Alexander Payne's 2002 dramedy "About Schmidt," was a large departure for actor Jack Nicholson. Throughout his career, Nicholson has played a wide variety of incredibly intense, sometimes even broad roles. Even when he played characters who are professional or buttoned down, he carries with him an intellectual intensity, a confidence, a terrifying, underlying rage, that often sees his characters emerging as fierce and heightened. Schmidt is perhaps the only time Nicholson has played a character defined by how plain he is. Warren Schmidt is...
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