Thought I'd give a "heads up" on two good Jack Nicholson movies. ( I just finished his unauthorized bio --- so, I'm looking for "Five Easy Pieces" but found these two gems ! ) It's very late night, on this Saturday - so tune those DVR's ! . Something I didn't know until I read Jack's bio . Jack was not cast for "Easy Rider". He was sent to the movie location to watch over production costs. That was Jack's specialty ( learned on Roger Corman sets ). Rip Torn was cast as the role - that Jack ends up playing. Rip Torn kept wanting re-writes of his lines. Dennis Hopper became furious ( drunk + stoned, too ! ) and they argued. Rip Torn finally said, "Screw your little movie - I'm leaving ! " Fonda + Hopper didn't want Jack -- but the producer said "Him or there is no more money ! " . #2 During the camp out scene where they smoke pot - Jack blows his lines -- Hopper did not edit it out. Apparently, they WERE smoking pot + high. Jack said, "What you don't see is Dennis Hopper, off camera, trying to make me laugh, the whole time." . And of course, Jack starts stealing the movie -- ( as they see watching Daily Rushes ) so Fonda + Hopper "write him out ". . I'll probably watch until Jack's out of the movie. . " Last Detail '" I can watch that movie all the way thru !