With a career spanning over five decades, the Oscar-winning star has quietly stepped away from the movie business without any official announcement.
‘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 is said to have recently turned down the role of an aging alcoholic father in the upcoming film, Nebraska.
He had apparently told the producers on the film that he ‘was not interested’ and it went to actor Bruce Dern, 77, instead.
Jack has not appeared in a movie since 2010, when he joined the cast of How Do You Know, alongside Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
However, according to the Hollywood insider, Jack, who is regularly seen courtside to watch his beloved Los Angeles Lakers play, will not be leaving his beloved profession.
‘Jack has no intention of retiring from the limelight,’ says the source. ‘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.’
But Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s estranged wife, Maria Shriver, who is a close friend to Jack has insisted that the actor has not retired; neither is he suffering from dementia.
I love Jack Nicholson to bits. I first saw him as a kid in the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; where he played the character of Randle McMurphy…a criminal serving a short sentence on a prison farm for statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl, and later transferred to a mental institution for evaluation.
I do hope Jack bounces back.
As Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Source: DailyMail UK