One of Hollywood’s biggest stars is ready to call it quits.
Although he hasn’t had many significant film roles since 2010’s How Do You Know, Jack Nicholson is ready to retire and enjoy the quiet life full time according to longtime friend and Easy Rider co-star Peter Fonda.
“I think he is basically retired,” said Fonda of Nicholson, who in addition to his acting is well known for being a notorious ladies’ man. “I don’t want to speak for him, but he has done a lot of work and he has done very well as a person financially.
“Sometimes people have a reason that you don’t know, and it’s not for me to ask. I don’t call him up and say, ‘Johnny,’ I call him Johnny Hop, ‘What are you doing?’ I would say, ‘How are you, how do you feel?’”
News of Nicholson, 79, winding down his career surfaced four years ago when reports came out that suggested the actor was suffering from memory loss, but these reports were quickly shot down by his representatives. However, Nicholson did admit at the time that he wasn’t partying as hard. “I’m still wild at heart but I’ve hit bio-gravity. I can’t hit on women in public anymore. I didn’t decide this. It just doesn’t feel right at my age.”
Fonda admits that he could see Nicholson returning if the right film role came his way, but said it would have to be something truly special for bring him out of retirement.
Nicholson has the most Academy Award nominations of any other actor in history and has won three times for his roles in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, As Good As It Gets, and Terms of Endearment.
(Source: Page Six)