Nicholson, 76, quietly retired without any major going away parties according to a Hollywood film insider. “Jack has without fanfare retired. There is a simply 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.”
Nicholson hasn’t worked since his 2010 film, “How Do You Know” with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. He recently turned down the upcoming film Nebraska with the key role going to actor Bruce Dern.
The three time Academy Award winner started his legendary career in the 1950’s. He started out in the film industry as a gofer for William Hanna and Joseph Barbera at the MGM cartoon studio before pursuing a career in acting.
Nicholson made his movie debut in the low budget teen drama “The Cry Baby Killer” as the title role in 1958. He won an Academy Award as Best Actor in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “As Good as It Gets.” He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Terms of Endearment.”
Jack Nicholson has also received 12 Oscar Nominations, eight of which for Best Actor. He is the most nominated male actor in Academy Award history.
The source went on to add, “Jack has no intention of retiring from the limelight. He’s not retiring from public life, at all. He just doesn’t want a tribute. He’s happy to tacitly join the retirees club like Sean Connery.”
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