It seems that 3-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson may have quietly retired from acting.
Sources told Radar that Nicholson has “memory issues” and while many might jump to the conclusions about Alzheimer’s, there is no indication he is suffering from any particular disease:
“There is a simple reason behind his decision – it’s memory loss,” a source told Radar. “Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him”
Jack Nicholson is the most Oscar nominated actor in history with a total of 12 nominations (8 for Best Actor and 4 for Best Supporting Actor) and has the distinction of receiving an Oscar nomination every decade from the 60s through the 2000s. He’s won Oscars for 1976′s ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ 1984′s ‘Terms of Endearment’ and 1996′s ‘As Good As It Gets’.
Nicholson has not appeared in a film since 2010′s ‘How Do You Know’ alongside Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon.
In 2011 Nicholson was said to have been set to appear in ‘The Golden Age’, a film directed by Matthew Vaughn in which he, Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty were to play retired superheroes. But the film never moved forward.
Sources told Radar Nicholson planned to step back from acting “without fanfare” and would continue to be seen in public on the sidelines at his beloved Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.
Some sources are already stating that the report is false.