Rumor: Has Jack Nicholson Retired From Acting?

September 5, 2013

Radar Online reports that Nicholson has “memory issues” and while many might assume that the actor is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, there is no indication that he is suffering from any particular disease. Nicholson hasn’t appeared in a film since 2007’s The Bucket List and a supporting role in 2010′s How Do You Know with Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon.

Recently, Nicholson was offered the starring role in Nebraska, a movie that would’ve reunited him with director Alexander Payne. However, Nicholson turned down the part (which went to Bruce Dern) and has been enjoying a more relaxing life at his home in Los Angeles.

The Radar source says that Nicholson will still attend Lakers games and the Oscars, but will otherwise make like his friends Gene Hackman and Sean Connery and quietly fade away from a career on the big screen.

Nicholson is the most-nominated actor in Oscar history with a total of 12 nominations (8 for Best Actor and 4 for Best Supporting Actor) and has received an Oscar nomination every decade from the 60s through the 2000s. He won in 1976, 1984 and 1996 for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment and As Good As It Gets.

Jack Nicholson has appeared in nearly 70 movies since his breakthrough turn in 1960’s The Little Shop of Horrors. His credits include 1974’s Chinatown, 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1980’s The Shining, and 1997’s As Good as It Gets.

However, Maria Shriver and another source close to Jack Nicholson have said that the reports aren’t true and that he is actively reading scripts at the moment and is looking forward to his next role. Jack Nicholson’s representatives haven’t commented yet.

We’ll just have to wait for confirmation.

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