Joker Actor Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting Due to "Memory Loss"

Joker Actor Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting Due to "Memory Loss"

3-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from acting according to a new report citing sources close to the 76-year-old actor...

The actor is reportedly suffering from memory loss and has no further plans to appear in any more movies.

Sources told Radar that Nicholson has “memory issues” and while many might jump to the conclusion that the actor is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, there is no indication he is suffering from any particular disease. Nicholson hasn’t appeared in a film since a supporting role in 2010′s ‘How Do You Know’ with Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon.

Nicholson is the most-nominated actor in Oscar history with a total of 12 nominations (8 for Best Actor and 4 for Best Supporting Actor) and has received an Oscar nomination every decade from the 60s through the 2000s. He won in 1976, 1984 and 1996 for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ and ‘As Good As It Gets’ respectively.

Recently, Nicholson was offered the starring role in ‘Nebraska,’ a movie that would’ve reunited him with ‘About Schmidt’ director Alexander Payne. The actor turned down the part (which eventually went to Bruce Dern) and has been enjoying a more relaxing life at his home in Los Angeles.

The Radar source says that Nicholson will still attend Lakers games and the Oscars but will otherwise make like his friends Gene Hackman and Sean Connery and quietly fade away from a career on the big screen.
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Jazza815 - 9/4/2013, 8:29 AM
Shame, the guy is fantastic! I respect that he know's when it's time to go though
PrinceOfCrime - 9/4/2013, 8:29 AM
who is jack nicholson?
PrinceOfCrime - 9/4/2013, 8:29 AM
PrinceOfCrime - 9/4/2013, 8:30 AM
marvel72 - 9/4/2013, 8:32 AM
brilliant actor,loved him in one flew over the cuckoo's nest,the shinning & batman.

best joker ever!
LEVITIKUZ - 9/4/2013, 8:36 AM
One of my favorite actors. Loved his Joker and many other of his films.
knocturnalzen10 - 9/4/2013, 8:37 AM
jack's greatest line

"did God make women for us or TO US " LOL movie: witches of eastwick
Highflyer - 9/4/2013, 8:38 AM
oh man...
NovaCorpsFan - 9/4/2013, 8:38 AM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was incredible. He was great in Easy Rider too. By far my favourite actor, will miss seeing him onscreen.
MexicanSuperman - 9/4/2013, 8:38 AM
Jack Nicholson is a badass actor. You will be missed.
StrangerX - 9/4/2013, 8:52 AM
No kidding!! Hey at least he made it to retirement
Tainted87 - 9/4/2013, 8:52 AM
They don't make em like they used to ;)
He's truly phenomenal.
WeekendAvenger - 9/4/2013, 8:53 AM
So sad, guess he couldn't do this forever. Hope he has a wonderful rest of his life.
fceeviper - 9/4/2013, 8:57 AM
A brilliant actor, so sad to see him go.
spartan6888 - 9/4/2013, 8:59 AM
This sucks. I mean its really sad.
GodzillaKart - 9/4/2013, 9:03 AM
Sad to see the greats go. Great actor who had a great run and by all accounts, a charmed life.
fettastic - 9/4/2013, 9:03 AM
He leaves an enduring legacy to be sure. I have never not enjoyed a Nicholson performance.
Jollem - 9/4/2013, 9:05 AM
damn, dude. this is one of the handful of actors that exudes and is synonymous with hollywood. he's put in a lot of great work
dkhager - 9/4/2013, 9:05 AM
legend...nuff said
TheWolverine08 - 9/4/2013, 9:07 AM
ColonelKilgore - 9/4/2013, 9:08 AM
He's my favorite actor too. I have the "Here's Johnny!" tattooed across my left forearm. Wrist to elbow.
ohsoserious - 9/4/2013, 9:08 AM
@marvel72 knock it off ledger was the best joker jack was good but heath was great.
Dunejedi - 9/4/2013, 9:09 AM
Most actors should. Insider themselves fortunate to have a fraction of his success. A true powerhouse with a remarkable body of work. I raise my glass to you Jacky, they don't make 'em like you anymore.

"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!"
Dunejedi - 9/4/2013, 9:10 AM
theKamizeus - 9/4/2013, 9:10 AM
That's weird, I was watching the Shining last night and he pulled out an amazing performance. I can see why Tim Burton went for him as the Joker. Such a brilliant actor, I salute to him for leaving such a great legacy behind.
wcwpoet - 9/4/2013, 9:14 AM
A terrific actor always gave 100%. Too many great roles to even name, but loved him as The Joker and even later in his life showed he still had it check out The Departed.
billnye69 - 9/4/2013, 9:15 AM
No big lose, he wasn't that good anyway. More hype then anything else.
SoundWave - 9/4/2013, 9:16 AM
Best Joker ever! He is great!
campblood - 9/4/2013, 9:17 AM
sad to see the REAL joker get sick.

my granny has the ALZ really bad and in a few years jack will be in diapers wondering around in a confused fog
jimoakley666 - 9/4/2013, 9:17 AM
That's really sad.
Kyos - 9/4/2013, 9:19 AM
Damn, he was one of the best! Best wishes for his retirement!
JoeMomma29 - 9/4/2013, 9:20 AM
Dang he is one of the best actors out there. And his Joker was one of the best performances out there.
80sFace - 9/4/2013, 9:22 AM
but who's gonna play Uncle Ben in the next Spider-Man reboot???
JorEllinator - 9/4/2013, 9:23 AM
Well dammit...
Indy - 9/4/2013, 9:23 AM
Well happy Retirement! Stay healthy.
chrismyers - 9/4/2013, 9:25 AM
My guess is the large amounts of cocaine he takes are responsible, such a shame if thats the case, what a legend. So many iconic performances.
HBarnill - 9/4/2013, 9:29 AM
How tragic it is to have such a legendary actor's last movie to be a Reese Witherspoon movie. We'll miss you, Jack. I just hope De Niro still keeps on acting.
RobGrizzly - 9/4/2013, 9:30 AM
Outstanding career.
As Good as it gets
JoeMomma29 - 9/4/2013, 9:30 AM
@ Chrismyers

Really cocaine.....LOL! Ummm you know it could be he is just getting old. Average life span for man is in his mid 70's so ummm I would say this is from old age.
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