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The Finally Acting Your Age Award goes to...

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson
Image credit: Jack Nicholson Photograph by Martin Schoeller

Jack Nicholson wins an EW.com Award

FOR ''About Schmidt''

WHY? Admit it: When Nicholson hooked up with a thirtysomething Helen Hunt in ''As Good as It Gets,'' you were too busy calculating their age difference and shuddering with distaste to pay attention to the plot. Finally, just as the 65-year-old becomes eligible for Social Security, he's wised up about his leading ladies. In ''Schmidt,'' his wife is played by 67-year-old June Squibb, and his nekkid hot-tub partner is Kathy Bates, 54. Even better, he'll be getting it on with Diane Keaton, 57, in an untitled film shooting later this year. Sure, he may be working out his post-midlife crisis with young pup Lara Flynn Boyle when the cameras aren't rolling. But that's Hollywood -- which, of course, is even farther from real life than what we see in the movies.

(Golden Globe nomination: Actor in a Leading Role -- Drama)

Originally posted Jan 16, 2003
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