Jack Nicholson to wave green flag at Indy

Actor Jack Nicholson during the Game 2 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 21, 2010. (Jae C. Hong)

May 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Hollywood celeb Jack Nicholson will wave the green flag at the start of this year's Indianapolis 500.The three-time Academy Award will wave the green flag on Sunday, May 30, at the 2010 edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

The announcement was made Wednesday.

Nicholson, a New Jersey native, has starred in acclaimed movies such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Terms of Endearment" and "A Few Good Men."

Previous stars who have waved the green flag include Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.