You love Jack on the screen, but would you feel comfortable with him sitting next to you on a bench? Tough call. As America's uncle who would probably buy us booze at age 12, Jack has that unparalleled mix of cool, insanity, and terror.

Here's a little compilation of his greatest hits. 

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1. "Beer. It's the best damn drink in the world."

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2. "I was particularly proud of my performance as the Joker. I considered it a piece of pop art."

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3. "I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman."

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4. "There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend."

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5. "I'm not a raver anymore. All good things must come to an end."

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6. "Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love."

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7. "My motto is: more good times."

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8. "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."

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9. "I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives."

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10. "I always knew there wasn't going to be anybody to help me and emotionally support me, that whatever I did I'd have to do on my own."

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11. "Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I haven't been a rogue most of my life."

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12. "What's beautiful is all that counts, pal. That's all that counts."

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13. "I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age."

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14. "I have a lot of vanity."

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15. "In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails."

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16. "Down deep in my heart, when all is said and done, I still live under the illusion that basically people think of me as an up-and-coming young actor."

Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He replaced Nicholson's Joker in Christopher Nolan's seminal The Dark Knight.

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