Jack Nicholson reportedly retires from acting

Jack Nicholson reportedly retires from acting



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LOS ANGELES — Hollywood icon and three-time Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson has reportedly retired from acting.

Radaronline.com reported that a Hollywood film insider has confirmed that the actor is calling it quits.

"Jack has — without fanfare — retired."

Actor Jack Nicholson, named best actor of 1975 by the Motion Picture 
Acedemy, holds the Oscar he won for his role in 'One Flew over the 
Cuckoo's Nest' in Los Angeles March 30, 1975. (AP Photo)
Actor Jack Nicholson, named best actor of 1975 by the Motion Picture Acedemy, holds the Oscar he won for his role in 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest' in Los Angeles March 30, 1975. (AP Photo)

While the news may come as a surprise the truth is Nicholson has not starred in a film since 2010, "How Do You Know." Since 2007 the 76-year-old actor has only appeared in two films.

"There is a simple reason behind his decision — it's memory loss," the insider told Radaronline. "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."

The source on the announcement has not been revealed and there has been no word from Nicholson's camp, but according to the insider the actor still plans on staying in the public eye and sitting courtside at Lakers' games.

If the news of Nicholson's retirement is true he wouldn't be the first to go down this road. Both Sean Connery and Cary Grant "retired" from acting and Johnny Depp recently announced retirement might not be far off for him.

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