Jack Nicholson, 76, is reportedly retiring from acting, or not
It's time to say so long to Jack Nicholson, because he's supposedly retiring from movies, according to RadarOnline. Check that, he already has retired, and not necessarily by choice. No, wait, he's not retired at all, depending on whom you ask.
“Jack has — without fanfare — retired,” a source told 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."
Part of the grist for this one comes from the fact Nicholson turned down a role in the upcoming movie Nebraska, about an alcoholic dad taking a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his son to claim lottery winnings. Nicholson said he wasn't interested, likely because he saw enough of The Good Life when he made About Schmidt. He hasn't made a movie since 2010's How Do You Know.
E! later rebutted the whole story by saying Maria Shriver told them there was no truth to the rumor whatsoever, and that not only is Nicholson not suffering from memory loss, he's reading scripts and looking for a project right now.
Nicholson has been nominated for 12 Oscars and won three times, twice for best actor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and for As Good as It Gets, and once for best supporting actor in Terms of Endearment. You don't just walk away from that, even if the Radar source insisted, “He’s happy to tacitly join the retirees club like Sean Connery.” Imagine the stories in that clubhouse.