Best fictional detectives
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'Chinatown' (1974)( Paramount Pictures )
Detective name: J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) in "Chinatown" (1974)
Sleuthing style: Suave suits, sexy smirk, fedora, nose bandage.
Claim to fame: Jack Nicholson in his prime, the classic L.A. noir film directed by Roman Polanski won an Oscar (Robert Towne for original screenplay) and gained a cult following.