Jack once lost $500k because of a road rage incident. We all know he played crazy characters in his movies, but when someone cut him off in traffic back in 1994 he turned into one of those characters. He got out and grabbed one of his golf clubs and smashed the other driver’s windshield with it. He had to pay a pretty penny for the unnecessary damage he caused.
Losing His Job
It wasn’t a great job, but he still lost it. Back in the day, Jack worked a job as a short order cook while he was searching for any acting opportunity he could get. All his problems started when he messed up one pancake order, and apparently sent one out that was around three inches thick!
The customer reportedly said “What the hell is this?” and he replied, “Make your own damn pancakes!”
Of course, he was fired later on.
Everything didn’t start out all fine and dandy for him in Hollywood. In the beginning of his journey to stardom, Nicholson couldn’t get any jobs! He had to work hard for every penny he got. His first actual Hollywood job was as an assistant to Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, the animators of the Tom & Jerrry cartoons!