Skip to comments.Hollywood Legend Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting
Posted on 09/04/2013 6:20:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
Hell still sit court side at Los Angeles Lakers games, but Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from the movie business, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The 76-year-old icon has no plans to appear in films again after a career spanning five decades.
Jack has without fanfare retired, a well-placed Hollywood film insider confirmed to Radar.
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what’s this article from 1983 doing here?
Jack Nicholson is still alive???
Greatest role was The Terror (1963) with Boris Karloff.
Maybe he knows the end is near.
It’s meatball wedges full-time now.
I watched "The Departed" for awhile last night. He's just fun to watch.
He finally got around to watching “Bucket List” and decided it’s time.
Never better then in The Shining.
The man who axed the Monkees.
Yes he was so good in that movie and sure made me believe he was really crazy in life LOL. Just last night in BBC they were showing the Shinning. Still a good scarey movie.
What does it mean to “retire from acting”? If a role comes up that he wants to do, he’ll do it.
One Flew Over a Cuckcoos Nest
Five Easy Pieces
Or maybe Badass Budduski..
Of his many performances, my favorite is as Satan in The Witches of Eastwick. When Cher's character asks, “who ate you?” His reply: “I'm just your average, horny little devil.” Just the way he says it and that look — priceless.
I stay away from the pop culture tabloid stuff as much as all FReepers, but yeah, Jack Nicholson is my favorite actor. He always has been since I saw him in OFOTCN in a film class in junior high school in 1983. I love almost everything he touches. He and Frank Zappa are two men I have a lot of f**king respect for.
Hear hear! Two people, one in film and one in music. Two of my favorites....crazy good!
Re: Chinatown - Only Jack Nicholson could carry half a movie with a bandage on his nose.
What did he axe them?
Just watched “Wolf” again a while ago... perfect for Nicholson.
Even Ronald Reagan has a cameo.
It's also where Jack Nicholson got the gold helmet he wears in Easy Rider.
What you wanna axe me?
Greatest Nicholson movie?
Little Shop of Horrors 1960 as the dental patient
I added youse guys to the Zappa ping list.
How can you retire when you have been working?
I meant to say:
How can you retire when you have NOT been working?
Played Marvin Jenkins on “The Andy Griffith Show” in an episode titled “Aunt Bee The Juror.”
What many don’t know is that Jack’s mother almost aborted him. He recently said that he thanks God every day for his life!
Can you please add me to the Zappa ping list? Thanks.
My favorite role by Jack was "the Devil" in the "Witches of Eastwick" so many great lines from that movie.
Done! There’s only about 1 or 2 pings a year, but if you go search FR for Zappa in the title line, you might be surprised at what’s there. They’re alway fun threads.
I agree. Best quote is a toss up between, “Here’s Johnny” and “You can’t handle the truth”. My favorite is his reply to smart a$$ waitress that asks how he wants his wheat toast. “I want you to hold it between your knees.” — Five Easy Pieces (1970).
“Do you realize that I work at home?...Uh-hu? Well, I work all of the time. So never, never interrupt me. OK? Do you enjoy being interrupted when you are nancing around in your your little garden? Not if there is a fire. Not even if you hear a thud from my home and one week later there is a smell coming home that is so thick that you have to hold a hankie to your face because the stench is so bad that you think you are going to faint. Even then,...don’t come knocking. Or...if it’s election night, and you’re excited and want to celebrate because some fudgepacker that you date got elected the first queer president of the United States and you’re excited and want to celebrate because he’s going to have you down to Camp David.....and you want someone to celebrate with.....even then,....don’t come knocking....Not on this door,....not for ANY reason.....Do you get me Sweetheart? OK, then.
He of the dancing eyebrows.
He was great in “The Departed” and “The Shining”.
I love that chicken toast sandwich scene!
The Departed was supposedly the story of Whitey Bulger, wasn’t it?
Sort of but not really. Nicholson’s character is based on Bulger, the movie as a whole is a remake of a Hong Kong movie.
My misogynistic favorite line (quoting the scene from “As Good As It Gets”):
Receptionist: I can’t resist! You usually move through here so quickly and I just have so many questions I want to ask you. You have no idea what your work means to me.
Melvin Udall: What does it mean to you?
Receptionist: [stands up] When somebody out there knows what it’s like...
[place one hand on her forehead and the other over her heart]
Receptionist: ... to be in here.
Melvin Udall: Oh God, this is like a nightmare.
[Turns around and presses the elevator button multiple times]
Receptionist: Oh come on! Just a couple of questions. How hard is that?
[Scampers up to Melvin]
Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.
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