Nicholson, 76, made his departure without fuss, and wanted a quiet retirement, no parties, tears, nor celebrations and claims that he has no plans to ever appear in films again.
Sources close to Nicholson stated to Radar Online:
“Jack has — without fanfare — retired.
“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.
“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.”
Jack Nicholson’s last big screen appearance was in 2010 in the film “How Do You Know” which co-starred Reese Witherspoon, Pal Rudd and Owen Wilson.
Jack Nicholson is best known for his role in the Stephen King horror classic "The Shinning" where he portrayed King's frightening character of Jack Torrance.
Nicholson first 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 in his first role in the low-budget teen drama in 1958, “The Cry Baby Killer.”
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