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**BREAKING** Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/04/2013|
I can handle this truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/04/2013|
I love Chinatown.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/04/2013|
All work and no play...
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/04/2013|
What are you doing down here?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/04/2013|
Either dementia or imminent death
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/04/2013|
Retiring due to memory problems? Could he have Alzheimer's?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/04/2013|
Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||09/04/2013|
Drop your socks and grab your cocks, we're going to a party.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/04/2013|
[quote]Good. The fewer rapist-enablers out there, the better.
But, he's retiring from acting, not from living.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/04/2013|
What R5 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/04/2013|
Alright! What do ya wanna talk about?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/04/2013|
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 Sex and scandal have been replaced by octogenarians turning down film roles and self-important queens reporting on being insulted by check-out clerks.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 Anonymous||reply 13||09/04/2013|
He's definitely been AWOL from his annual seat at the Oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/04/2013|
maybe all the drug use has impaired his memory and brain functioning? still, he was a fabulous actor!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/04/2013|
Oh please let this be a trend!!! All these old farts need to go away!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/04/2013|
Oh give me a break. Jack still has one role a year he will never retire from - attending the Oscars in his shades.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/04/2013|
Maybe Robert DeNiro can retire too. That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/04/2013|
I heard long ago Jack is too out of his mind to work (dementia).
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||09/04/2013|
Cue the "he always played the same character!!!" screeching jackass.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/04/2013|
Death to be announced shortly.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/04/2013|
R20 = Lange, Weaver, Geena, Sarandon and Basinger having a drunk posting sleepover.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/04/2013|
I thought he was dead!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/04/2013|
Actually r23, this is Michelle Pfeiffer. Just appreciating my sisters.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/04/2013|
No links to sites where we have to sit through an ad, please
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/04/2013|
Great more roles Channing Tatum and Marky Mark!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/04/2013|
Has Barbra Streisand retired? No one should go until SHE does.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/04/2013|
Hooray! No more of his growling wrinkly face shall clutter up the relentless movie PR online and on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||09/04/2013|
R20, that's a wonderful idea. Just swap Basinger for Beverly D'Angelo or Spacek.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||09/04/2013|
He's already disappeared.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/04/2013|
Parkinson's, R30, Parkinson's. For fuck's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/04/2013|
He'll be dead within three years.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||09/04/2013|
Most overrated actor ever. He had a "schtick"that seemed to entertain people in a vaudevillian kind of way, but no talent whatsoever.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||09/04/2013|
[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/04/2013|
Thanks. I only watch older movies now. The writing, the directing, the acting, all do good.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/04/2013|
that old fart is still alive?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/04/2013|
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!)
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||09/04/2013|
Over-reliance on the arched eyebrow trick.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||09/04/2013|
R44 You forgot:
Five Easy Pieces
Witches of Eastwick (great comedic performance)
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/04/2013|
What was Jack's last great performance? As Good As It Gets?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/04/2013|
About Schmidt, R50. IMO he should have won the Oscar instead of Adrian Brody that year.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/04/2013|
Update - Nicholson (or his camp)is denying retirement rumors.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/04/2013|
Remember when legendary actress Amanda Bynes retired?
That didn't last long.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/04/2013|
Smart move. He's becoming a caricature of himself. Must say, however, I admired him in his heyday
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/04/2013|
I wonder if this was just temporary embarrassment for fangirling over the far younger Jennifer Lawrence?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||09/04/2013|
Time for ol Jackie boy to kick back and relax and stop worrying about staying in tip top physical shape.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/04/2013|
Angelica was recently on Smash R57
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/04/2013|
Shall we prepare a photo for the montage?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/04/2013|
Jack, Gene, Sean, and Clint... irreplaceable.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/04/2013|
[quote] That man hasn't done anything great since Goofellas.
Goofellas sounds like the gay porn parody of Goodfellas.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||09/04/2013|
And you people are supposed to be sensitive and sharp?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/04/2013|