Robert De Niro v Jack Nicholson: Overall, who had the better career?

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Better career?

  1. Robert De Niro

  2. Jack Nicholson

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  1. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    Two of my favourite actors, and two of the best actors ever.

    Who had the better body of work?

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    De Niro
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    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver
    Goodfellas
    Casino
    The Godfather Part II
    A Bronx Tale
    Once Upon a Time in America
    The Deer Hunter
    The Score
    Heat
    Cape Fear
    Analyze This
    Analyze That
    Meet the Parents
    Awakenings
    Sleepers
    Midnight Run
    The King of Comedy
    The Untouchables
    Meet the Fockers
    This Boy's Life
    Mean Streets
    The Mission
    True Confessions
    Hide and Seek
    The Fan
    Jacknife

    Nicholson
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    Chinatown
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    The Shining
    Five Easy Pieces
    The Departed
    A Few Good Men
    As Good As It Gets
    Batman
    About Schmidt
    The Bucket List
    Easy Rider
    Hoffa
    The Last Detail
    The Witches of Eastwick
    The Pledge
    The Passenger
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    Carnal Knowledge
    Terms of Endearment
    Anger Management
    Wolf
    Something's Gotta Give
    Blood and Wine
    Mar's Attacks
    Heart Burn
    The Crossing Guard
    Prizzi's Honor
    The Missouri Breaks
     
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  2. Jon Stark

    Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    Jack and it’s not even close. Jack can’t hear you his academy awards are plugging his ears and covering one of his eyes.
     
  3. Sonny Qc

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    I prefer De Niro's movies.

    But Jack overall wins this.

    Pacino > Jack tho.
     
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    I like de Niro's films better for the most part, but I think Nicholson is the better actor by a wide margin.
     
  5. LEGS MAHONEY

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    De Niro

    Never cared for Jack.
     
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    MXZT Light is only illuminated by darkness. Platinum Member

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    Tough choice, but I think De Niro takes this one. He's done better movies and has better performances imo.
     
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    The Shining is super overrated.
     
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    DeNiro has been in the more legendary movies.
     
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    Both are great actors and I like both, but would have to go with De Niro overall.
     
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  10. Anung Un Rama

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    DeNiro's body of work > and its not even close.

    Jack has 2 God Tier movies: Chinatown and Cuckoo's Nest and a lot of very good movies and very good performances.

    they're both amazing, but Bob has been more prolific and more diverse (over the span of their careers, now he's kind of a hack).
     
  11. heavy_hands

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    DeNiro wins the body of work by a bit...fav performance- Taxi Driver
    Fav performance by Jack- About Schmidt
     
  12. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    Both legends but DeNiro's career is a clear step ahead. I'd rather hang out with Jack though.
     
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    Rather kick it with Jack, but I've seen more of De Niro's bigger movies so I'd probably go with him.
     
  14. Liquid Smoke

    Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    IMO Chinatown is overrated. So is the Deer Hunter.

    Not bad films, just not on the level of Cuckoo's Nest or Raging Bull.
     
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    Raging bull is overrated
     
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    You gotta be puffing the magic dragon to say Nicholson.
     
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  18. Revolver

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    De Niro easily.
     
  19. Anung Un Rama

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    Cuckoos Nest and Chinatown are 2 of the greatest movies of all time IMO.
     
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    I'll roll with Bobby D because he was in two of my greatest movies of all time Goodfellas and Casino

    But man, Jack is in a league of his own when it comes to acting.

    They're both easily in the Top 10 of GOAT actors
     

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