While the Academy is trying something new with this year's Oscars -- Billy Crystal is not hosting this year -- some things never change.

You can be sure that at the 85th annual Academy Awards, sitting front and center, Jack Nicholson will be there, flashing his sly grin. Ahead, for your pre-Oscar amusement, a compilation of Nicholson's cheeky ceremony appearances.

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