Jack Nicholson's about to be released memoir is chock full of revelations including prolific drug use. His book, by Marc Eliot, details the actor's early dalliances with drugs such as LSD, cocaine and marijuana. Jack has made headlines recently with stories that he's retiring due to some form of dementia. Nicholson is reportedly clean and sober now, as these scandalous details emerge, according to Radar Online Sept. 19.
Jack's initiation into the world of acid resulted not only in homoerotic fantasies, but ones of castration and about not being wanted as an infant.
Jack, 76, admits that being stoned helped him creatively with writing.
Ex-girlfriend Susan Anspach claimed in the past that the legendary actor abused cocaine to get through the infamous crying scene in 1970s "Five Easy Pieces". Nicholson took one "toot" for every six takes, she said, adding that it took 39 takes for him to get it right.
Nicholson’s experiences with LSD were apparently life-changing though, according to Eliot. After his first acid experience, he thought he'd seen the face of God.
In a pivotal meeting to secure funding for the movie "Easy Riders", Jack allegedly greeted the potential investors with a joint.
During the filming of the iconic rebellious movie, recently deceased co-star Karen Black later revealed that cocaine and alcohol were constant presences on set.
Also according to the book, LSD became such a big part of Nicholson and wife Sandra Knight's lives, that when their marriage began to crumble, they both dropped acid prior to their first therapy session.
Jack Nicholson remains one of the most prolific actors of our time. His rise to the top reveals how his drug use was intimately tied with his career successes, and failures, over the years.
Do you think drugs were the reason Jack was such a success?