Three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson is retiring from acting, this according to a new report from RadarOnline. The site claims that Nicholson has "quietly retired" from Hollywood on account of memory issues associated with aging. Nicholson turned 76 this past April.
HuffPost Entertainment has reached out to Nicholson's representatives for comment on the RadarOnline.com report, and this post will be updated if and when they respond. UPDATE: While no one from Nicholson's camp has provided an official response, E! Online quotes Maria Shriver as saying the news of Nicholson's retirement is false.
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If this marks the end of Nicholson's illustrious acting career, that would make the 2010 flop "How Do You Know" his last feature film. That romantic comedy reunited Nicholson with director James L. Brooks, with whom Nicholson worked with previously on "Terms of Endearment," "Broadcast News" and "As Good As It Gets." Two of Nicholson's three Academy Awards came from those Brooks films: He won Best Supporting Actor at the 1984 Oscars for "Terms of Endearment" and Best Actor at the 1998 Oscars for "As Good As It Gets." Nicholson's other Best Actor award came for "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" at the 1976 ceremony.
Overall, Nicholson has received 12 Oscar nod in his career thus far, making him the most nominated actor in Hollywood history. His last nomination came for the 2002 film "About Schmidt."
Whether the report of Nicholson's retirement is true or not, the 76-year-old has slowed down his pace considerably in recent years. Beyond "How Do You Know," he's only starred in four other films since 2003: "Anger Management," "Something's Gotta Give," "The Departed" and "The Bucket List." Back in 2011, Nicholson was attached to "The Golden Age," a Matthew Vaughn film about retired superheroes also could have starred Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty, but that film never came together.
For more on Nicholson's possible retirement, head to RadarOnline.com.