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**BREAKING** Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting

Never rub another man's rhubarb!

by Anonymousreply 6409/05/2013

I can handle this truth.

by Anonymousreply 109/04/2013

I love Chinatown.

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2013

All work and no play...

by Anonymousreply 309/04/2013

What are you doing down here?

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2013

Either dementia or imminent death

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2013

Retiring due to memory problems? Could he have Alzheimer's?

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2013

Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.

by Anonymousreply 709/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 809/04/2013

Drop your socks and grab your cocks, we're going to a party.

by Anonymousreply 909/04/2013

[quote]Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.

But, he's retiring from acting, not from living.

by Anonymousreply 1009/04/2013

What R5 said.

by Anonymousreply 1109/04/2013

Alright! What do ya wanna talk about?

by Anonymousreply 1209/04/2013

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 Sex and scandal have been replaced by octogenarians turning down film roles and self-important queens reporting on being insulted by check-out clerks.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?

by Anonymousreply 1309/04/2013

He's definitely been AWOL from his annual seat at the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 1409/04/2013

maybe all the drug use has impaired his memory and brain functioning? still, he was a fabulous actor!

by Anonymousreply 1509/04/2013

Oh please let this be a trend!!! All these old farts need to go away!!!

by Anonymousreply 1609/04/2013

Oh give me a break. Jack still has one role a year he will never retire from - attending the Oscars in his shades.

by Anonymousreply 1709/04/2013

Maybe Robert DeNiro can retire too. That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.

by Anonymousreply 1809/04/2013

I heard long ago Jack is too out of his mind to work (dementia).

by Anonymousreply 1909/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2009/04/2013

Cue the "he always played the same character!!!" screeching jackass.

by Anonymousreply 2109/04/2013

Death to be announced shortly.

by Anonymousreply 2209/04/2013

R20 = Lange, Weaver, Geena, Sarandon and Basinger having a drunk posting sleepover.

by Anonymousreply 2309/04/2013

I thought he was dead!

by Anonymousreply 2409/04/2013

Actually r23, this is Michelle Pfeiffer. Just appreciating my sisters.

by Anonymousreply 2509/04/2013

No links to sites where we have to sit through an ad, please

by Anonymousreply 2609/04/2013

Great more roles Channing Tatum and Marky Mark!

by Anonymousreply 2709/04/2013

Has Barbra Streisand retired? No one should go until SHE does.

by Anonymousreply 2809/04/2013

Hooray! No more of his growling wrinkly face shall clutter up the relentless movie PR online and on TV.

by Anonymousreply 2909/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3009/04/2013

R20, that's a wonderful idea. Just swap Basinger for Beverly D'Angelo or Spacek.

by Anonymousreply 3109/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3209/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3309/04/2013

He's already disappeared.

by Anonymousreply 3409/04/2013

Parkinson's, R30, Parkinson's. For fuck's sake.

by Anonymousreply 3509/04/2013

He'll be dead within three years.

by Anonymousreply 3609/04/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 3709/04/2013

Most overrated actor ever. He had a "schtick"that seemed to entertain people in a vaudevillian kind of way, but no talent whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 3809/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3909/04/2013

It's time to quit, he's long been a caricature. But in his heyday he was genius. Who's around today to compare?

by Anonymousreply 4009/04/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 4109/04/2013

Thanks. I only watch older movies now. The writing, the directing, the acting, all do good.

by Anonymousreply 4209/04/2013

that old fart is still alive?

by Anonymousreply 4309/04/2013

Amazing list of films. Most actors today would be lucky to be in one classic.

Easy Rider

The Last Detail

The Passenger

Chinatown

Terms of Endearment

One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest

The Shining

Batman

About Schmidt

A Few Good Men

The Departed

(OK, diminishing returns, but still!)

by Anonymousreply 4409/04/2013

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 .

by Anonymousreply 4509/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4609/04/2013

Over-reliance on the arched eyebrow trick.

by Anonymousreply 4709/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4809/04/2013

R44 You forgot:

Five Easy Pieces

Carnal Knowledge

Reds

Prizzi's Honor

Witches of Eastwick (great comedic performance)

by Anonymousreply 4909/04/2013

What was Jack's last great performance? As Good As It Gets?

by Anonymousreply 5009/04/2013

About Schmidt, R50. IMO he should have won the Oscar instead of Adrian Brody that year.

by Anonymousreply 5109/04/2013

Update - Nicholson (or his camp)is denying retirement rumors.

by Anonymousreply 5209/04/2013

Remember when legendary actress Amanda Bynes retired?

That didn't last long.

by Anonymousreply 5309/04/2013

Smart move. He's becoming a caricature of himself. Must say, however, I admired him in his heyday

by Anonymousreply 5409/04/2013

I wonder if this was just temporary embarrassment for fangirling over the far younger Jennifer Lawrence?

by Anonymousreply 5509/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5609/04/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5709/04/2013

Time for ol Jackie boy to kick back and relax and stop worrying about staying in tip top physical shape.

by Anonymousreply 5809/04/2013

Angelica was recently on Smash R57

by Anonymousreply 5909/04/2013

Shall we prepare a photo for the montage?

by Anonymousreply 6009/04/2013

Jack, Gene, Sean, and Clint... irreplaceable.

by Anonymousreply 6109/04/2013

[quote] That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.

Goofellas sounds like the gay porn parody of Goodfellas.

by Anonymousreply 6209/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6309/04/2013

And you people are supposed to be sensitive and sharp?

by Anonymousreply 6409/05/2013
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