Analysis: Jack Nicholson may be retiring

Late last night Radar Online posted an article announcing the quiet retirement of Jack Nicholson:

“”Jack has – without fanfare – retired,” a well-placed Hollywood film insider confirmed to Radar. “There is a simple reason behind his decision – it’s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him.””

No official word has been said from Nicholson or a representative of him. After a slew of internet buzz around the actor’s retirement ITV announces this evening that the reports are false. Stating that an unnamed source told NBC News that the record-breaking 12-time Oscar nominee is “actively reading scripts and is looking forward to his next project.”

Whether or not this bit of news is true, the 76-year-old acting legend is aging and a retirement wouldn’t be out of the ordinary. Jack Nicholson has made several distinct marks in the history of cinema. Starring in such classics like “The Shining,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “Chinatown.”

There will be a time and place to reflect on the career of one of film’s greatest actors, and without an official announcement, that time is not now.