The Life and Times of An Actor on the EdgeBook - 1997
Yet very few people outside his magic circle -- "the Jack Pack", as it's called -- know the shocking truth about the secret life of the man who calls himself Dr. Devil. To consummate moviegoers he is screen idol and double Oscar winner, a man of natural charm, restless intellect, and wicked sex appeal. To his enemies, however, he is a figure of immense guile and cunning, talent with a twist, wit with a cutting edge, passion tinged with blazing anger. An avenger with a killer smile.
In this explosive biography, writer and investigative journalist Peter Thompson catches Nicholson in his unguarded, off-screen moments to examine the contradictions of his personality: secretive yet unashamedly brash; magnanimous but tight-fisted; shrewd, outrageous, ingenious, seemingly untouchable.
Jack Nicholson reveals the inside stories behind his feud with Susan Anspach, the mother of his twenty-six-year-old son Caleb; the untold truth about his other illegitimate children; and the extraordinary movie he wanted to make about them.
It tells how Marlon Brando comforted him after the brutal murder of Jack's half-sister, Pamela, and why he continues to pursue a vendetta against her grieving husband.
It discloses the intimate secrets of his stormy relationships with Anjelica Huston and Rebecca Broussardand reveals why they, turned down his proposals of marriage.
It exposes Nicholson as