Lest you think Jack Nicholson is not one of the greatest American actors living today, we present this brief video as evidence to the contrary. After viewing the clip from Vivian Kubrick's short documentary on the making of her father's horror classic The Shining, we promise you'll be convinced of his talent and expertise at wielding an ax. There is plenty of jumping, a fair bit of grumbling, and even some "Maniac" dancing. It's like he knew Flashdance was coming.
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