(CNN)Here's a look at the life of actor Jack Nicholson, who has won three Academy Awards and been nominated for 12, the most of any male performer.
Birth date: April 22, 1937
Raised by Ethel May Nicholson. It wasn't until Nicholson was an adult that he learned that Ethel May was his grandmother and not his mother. His birth mother was June Nicholson, who he grew up believing was his sister.
1954 - Moves to Los Angeles.