The 76-year old acting titan Jack Nicholson is reportedly retiring and has no plans to appear in films again. Nicolson’s career has spanned five decades and given the world of cinema some of its greatest performances: McMurphy from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the Joker from Batman, Jack from The Shining and scores more. 

RadarOnline reported that Nicholson has retired quietly from the movie business and that the primary cause is memory loss. According to their insider the three-time Academy Award winner has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines that he is given. He hasn’t made a film since 2010’s How Do You Know.

Nicholson began his career back in the 1950s working with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as a gofer at the MGM cartoon studio. His acting debut came with a low-budget teen drama called The Cry Baby Killer but his first major break was in Easy Rider in 1969. Since then he has been an alpha wolf of the acting world, nominated for twelve Oscars and winning three. He also has three BAFTAs and six Golden Globes under his belt. 

The rumour mill has been working hard and social media has lit up with rumours and opinions. But is this the truth? Is Jack Nicholson finally hanging up his hat? NBC’s Maria Shriver believes that this is all just speculation and lies stating that the Departed star is not suffering from any memory-related illness or dementia. She went on to say that he has no current plans to retire. Furthermore EOnline reports that one of their sources close to the actor says that Nicholson is actively reading scripts and is looking forward to his next project.

So what is the truth? Can we expect more inspired Nicholson performances or must we bid adieu to Hollywood’s most nominated actor?


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