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Jack Nicholson smiling while sitting down and holding some film strips attached to a Moviola

Here's Johnny looking happy and dandy while editing a reel of film!

While he had a successful career as an award-winning actor, Jack Nicholson enjoyed some fruitful writing and directing stints, and was once even seemed resigned to a career behind the camera. His made his first successful screenplay in 1967 with a 1967 cult film entitled The Trip.

The photo above taken by Julian Wasser shows the celebrated American actor in his BBS office in La Brea in 1971, editing a film using a Moviola. The machine allows film editors to view films and study individual shots as they edit, and determine precisely where to best cut the film.

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