Reports: Nicholson Retiring due to Memory Loss
Oscar winner Jack Nicholson has performed some of the most memorable roles in 20th century cinema. However, he might not appear in any more films moving forward, if reports are correct.
Nicholson’s lawyer and agent declined to return requests from press over the reports for a denial or confirmation of reports that have surfaced in Hollywood.
The star of such films as Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shining is 76 years of age and two Hollywood publications said he has quietly retired.
One source, who said he was close to the matter, said the simple reason for Nicholson’s retirement was memory loss. The source said Nicholson could no longer remember all of his lines.
Over a career of five plus decades, Nicholson received many nominations for Best Actor from the Academy Awards. He won twice. In 1976 for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and in 1998 for As Good As it Gets. In 1984, he won Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment.
He has also won many other awards including a lifetime achievement award from the Golden Globes.
Nicholson is the father of five children whom are between the ages of 21 and 49. The children are from four women he has had relationships with.
Nicholson, during an interview this year with Esquire magazine, said since he was a perfectionist, he never was completely satisfied with the way his career turned out.
Sources have said that Nicholson himself decided to step back from his acting career without any fanfare, but would continue sitting in the front row of all the Los Angeles Lakers home games at the Staples Center.
However, another source who is close to the award winning actor is said to have told NBC News the reports about Nicholson were false and he continues to consider new scripts.