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Hollywood Legend Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting

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Hollywood Legend Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting

 

He?ll still sit court side at Los Angeles Lakers? games, but Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from the movie business, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

 

The 76-year-old icon has no plans to appear in films again after a career spanning five decades.

 

?Jack has ? without fanfare ? retired,? a well-placed Hollywood film insider confirmed to Radar.

 

?There is a simple reason behind his decision ? it?s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him.

 

?His memory isn?t what it used to be.?

 

The three-time Academy Award winner has not worked since How Do You Know in 2010 starring Reese WitherspoonPaul Rudd and Owen Wilson.

Tellingly, producers for the forthcoming film Nebraska had wanted him to play the key role of an aging, booze-addled father who makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

 

The role ultimately went to Bruce Dern, after Nicholson advised the filmmakers that he was not interested, the source said.

 

Nicholson began his Hollywood career in the 1950s, first working as a gofer for animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the MGM cartoon studio. He left soon after to pursue his dream to star on screen.

 

The New Jersey-native made his film debut in a low-budget teen drama The Cry Baby Killer, in 1958, playing the title role.

 

He?s best remembered for his Academy Award winning roles as Best Actor for One Flew Over the Cuckoo?s Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 filmTerms of Endearment.

 

Nicholson has been nominated for a record-setting 12 Oscars, eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor, making him the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history.

 

?Jack has no intention of retiring from the limelight,? said the source, who noted his regular appearances on the Hollywood party circuit, court side at his beloved Lakers and his co-presentation of the Academy Award for Best Picture with First Lady Michelle Obama, earlier this year.

 

?He?s not retiring from public life, at all. He just doesn?t want a tribute,? added the insider. ?He?s happy to tacitly join the retirees club like Sean Connery.?

 

Source: Radar Online

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When I saw the title I had this awful feeling he had died!

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When I saw the title I had this awful feeling he had died!

 

Me to...was like, damn!

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I'm surprised the article didn't mention his role in The Shining. I'd say that role is what he is best known for.

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I'm surprised the article didn't mention his role in The Shining. I'd say that role is what he is best known for.

Agreed. That was a performance nobody could have done.

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Joker (Batman), Col. Jessup (A Few Good Men), Jack Torrance (The Shining), McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Robert Dupea (Five Easy Pieces) and a very early role - Wilbur Force, the crazy dental patient in the original Little Shop of Horrors :)

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When I saw the title I had this awful feeling he had died!

same here.

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I'm surprised the article doesn't mention Col. Jessup (You can't handle the truth!, A Few Good Men) or the Joker (He stole my balloons! Why didn't somebody tell me that he had one of those...things??, Batman). Those are the two roles I remember him best for. And when I first saw the title, I thought he'd died, too.

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Col. Jessup (You can't handle the truth!, Full Metal Jacket A few Good Men)

Fixed that for you  :D

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Fixed that for you  :D

 

Guess I'm losing my memory, too, in my old age, mps69. (And I'm a heckuva lot younger than Mr. Nicholson!) :D But, I knew which movie Nicholson was in as Col. Jessup...either I'm losing my memory, like I said, or I just flat out wasn't thinking! (Either is possible.) Anyway, good that you caught it. :D

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Classy way to bow out also :)

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Wow. I'd like to retire after doing even half of what he has done. I guess congratulations are in order. :)

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?There is a simple reason behind his decision ? it?s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him."

 

That's a shame but it might happen to any of us as we age. I wish him well and thanks for all the memories.

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I loved his performance in The Departed, one of my favourite movies.

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I loved his performance in The Departed, one of my favourite movies.

What a shame. I just watched The Departed again about a week ago. He was definitely one of the greats! May he enjoy the rest of his life in peace.

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And like many who did the same thing, he be back in 2-5 years.

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I loved his performance in The Departed, one of my favourite movies.

This!

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A classic example of this great actor's work -

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FAKE

 

 

Jack Nicholson is not suffering from memory loss and has no plans to quit acting, according to a new report.

Rumours swirled today the Oscar-winner was retiring from acting at the age of 76 due to a memory-related illness.

NBC reporter Maria Shriver has now confirmed to E! News the claims are "100 per cent false".

The veteran journalist reportedly told the outlet Nicholson "is not suffering from any memory-related illness or dementia and has no current plans to retire".

 

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Good to know it's fake. Especially the memory loss--that can be scary. Glad to know Jack's okay, and isn't really retiring. :)

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Thank goodness.

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