Retiring due to memory problems? Could he have Alzheimer's?
Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.
Tremendous career. "Chinatown" is probably my favorite film. He churned out plenty of crap in the last two decades, but pulled off a subtle performance in "About Schmidt," his last great role. And his late '60s/early '70s career arc is nearly unrivaled.
Drop your socks and grab your cocks, we're going to a party.
[quote]Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.
But, he's retiring from acting, not from living.
What R5 said.
Alright! What do ya wanna talk about?
This is not gossip. What's happening here? Sex and scandal have been replaced by octogenarians turning down film roles and self-important queens reporting on being insulted by check-out clerks. Where is the dish of yesteryear?
He's definitely been AWOL from his annual seat at the Oscars.
maybe all the drug use has impaired his memory and brain functioning? still, he was a fabulous actor!
Oh please let this be a trend!!! All these old farts need to go away!!!
Oh give me a break. Jack still has one role a year he will never retire from - attending the Oscars in his shades.
Maybe Robert DeNiro can retire too. That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.
I heard long ago Jack is too out of his mind to work (dementia).
And Al Pacino and Hoffman and Meryl. They all need to go. Let's get Lange and Weaver and Geena and Sarandon and Basinger back on the big screen.
Cue the "he always played the same character!!!" screeching jackass.
Death to be announced shortly.
R20 = Lange, Weaver, Geena, Sarandon and Basinger having a drunk posting sleepover.
I thought he was dead!
Actually r23, this is Michelle Pfeiffer. Just appreciating my sisters.
No links to sites where we have to sit through an ad, please
Great more roles Channing Tatum and Marky Mark!
Has Barbra Streisand retired? No one should go until SHE does.
Hooray! No more of his growling wrinkly face shall clutter up the relentless movie PR online and on TV.
Stars always announce their retirements before the health problems surface in the media. For example, Linda Ronstadt abruptly announced her retirement last year, and now we learn that she has VD.
R20, that's a wonderful idea. Just swap Basinger for Beverly D'Angelo or Spacek.
Brando used idiot boards, and he doubtless wasn't/isn't alone in that. Jack probably has more challenges than fading memory. DL has mentioned talk of a recent stroke.
Grew up loving the work of his early prime. I wish he'd been able to give us a great last performance. Still, what a body of work.
Fascinating that Dern plays the Jack role in 'Nebraska': I've always remembered an interview where Jack mentioned only Brando and Dern (both his friends) as actors he held in the highest regard.
I'm sad by this. I really was lucky to grow up with great actors like him (I know many here don't like him, but I do). I love Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro, all of these actors from the 60's, 70's, 80's. This crop of actors blows. Channing Tatum? Come on.
He's already disappeared.
Parkinson's, R30, Parkinson's. For fuck's sake.
He'll be dead within three years.
The LA Lakers terrible season last year was the final straw. He didn't get to be on TV during the finals for the first time in a long time.
He will not be ignored!
Most overrated actor ever. He had a "schtick"that seemed to entertain people in a vaudevillian kind of way, but no talent whatsoever.
good riddance. He's an arrogant obnoxious cunt. Never liked him and never thought he was hot either. I can't be the only one who hopes he gets either hit in the face with a basketball or bulldozed by a player crashing into the stands when he sits in the front row of most Lakers' games.
It's time to quit, he's long been a caricature. But in his heyday he was genius. Who's around today to compare?
I must say, you have good taste in actors, R33.
Thanks. I only watch older movies now. The writing, the directing, the acting, all do good.
that old fart is still alive?
Amazing list of films. Most actors today would be lucky to be in one classic.
The Last Detail
Terms of Endearment
One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest
A Few Good Men
(OK, diminishing returns, but still!)
R15 Thanks for posting that - one of my favorite scenes in the film. It tells you so much about each character, and MacLaine & Nicholson are both so good in their roles. I shudder every time I think that Burt Reynolds was offered the part first, and turned it down (thank God), to do "Stroker Ace". Thank the stars Burt had such terrible judgement , re choosing parts .
Neither The Passenger nor Batman are classics. Same with About Schmidt.
Cuckoo's Nest and Chinatown are my favorites.
Nicholson was a wise guy in 99% of his parts. Always had an flabby body. Always stoned off screen.
Over-reliance on the arched eyebrow trick.
Cocaine does irreparable damage to the brain and body.
We're going to start seeing these old coke whores burn out in the ugliest manner now. Their generation is the first to do that much blow--I know it's been around forever but the seventies people over did it.
R44 You forgot:
Five Easy Pieces
Witches of Eastwick (great comedic performance)
What was Jack's last great performance? As Good As It Gets?
About Schmidt, R50. IMO he should have won the Oscar instead of Adrian Brody that year.
Update - Nicholson (or his camp)is denying retirement rumors.
Remember when legendary actress Amanda Bynes retired?
That didn't last long.
Smart move. He's becoming a caricature of himself. Must say, however, I admired him in his heyday
I wonder if this was just temporary embarrassment for fangirling over the far younger Jennifer Lawrence?
I love his performance in Five Easy Pieces. He was such a charming, naturalistic actor before turning into a caricature. That being said, I enjoy many of his hammy performances (Batman, The Shining), too.
Carnal Knowledge I chiefly remember because of Ann-Margret. Not much screen time but I thought she stole it.
Didn't Dennis Hopper also have an inglorious fade-out because of his years of relentless self-abuse?
And what ever happened to Angelica Huston? Remember her in Prizzi's Honor?
Time for ol Jackie boy to kick back and relax and stop worrying about staying in tip top physical shape.
Angelica was recently on Smash R57
Shall we prepare a photo for the montage?
Jack, Gene, Sean, and Clint... irreplaceable.
[quote] That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.
Goofellas sounds like the gay porn parody of Goodfellas.
Jack Nicholson Retirement Rumors Debunked
Gene Hackman is still somewhere in the middle of America allowing Welcome to Mooseport to be his final film, and Steven Soderbergh still hasn't emerged to tell us his retirement plans were a terrible mistake, but there's at least one legend who isn't going anywhere any time soon. Despite rumors that surfaced today about his imminent retirement, Jack Nicholson is reportedly keeping up his intermittent acting career, according to E!. They got Maria Shriver, of all the random people in the world, to debunk a rumor from Radar Online that Nicholson was retiring from acting after memory problems made it too difficult for him to memorize lines.
The notion that being unable to remember your lines could keep an acting legend away from the screen seemed pretty silly to begin with-- Marlon Brando had poor Robert Duvall hold up cue cards for him while filming The Godfather, for God's sake. And it's not likely Nicholson has been exclusively taking on meaty, dialogue-heavy roles lately. His last screen appearance was in How Do You Know, from his Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News director James L. Brooks; when I reviewed How Do You Know. I called Nicholson's performance "hammy and utterly worthless," and it was very clear he was in the film largely to do a favor for a friend. Nicholson's an acting titan, obviously, but his last interesting screen performance was in 2006's The Departed. If he needs cue cards to make the next The Bucket List he'll damn well get them.
Now, if Nicholson really wants to prove these rumors are false, will he finally buckle down and actually make a movie that's better than The Bucket List or How Do You Know? His work in About Schmidt a decade ago was a promising sign that he was still willing to dig deep and show us a new side of himself onscreen, but the results since then haven't been all that promising-- The Departed was good, sure, but that was not a new Jack Nicholson we were seeing in that film. No matter how many more bad movies he makes Nicholson's legend is very much still secure, but is it so wrong to hope that this rumor could shake him out of that comfort zone a little bit? Don't let How Do You Know be your Welcome To Mooseport, Jack! Show us what else you've got, cue cards or not.