Recently, there was a rumor going around that Jack Nicholson had retired from acting because he got a bad case of the “olds” and could no longer memorize scripts. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite horny grandfather has come out in a new interview to not only squash that talk, but to remind everyone why he is just the ultimate bad ass.
He also tries to play down how much action he is getting these days, but I think Nicholson is just trying to be humble so that he doesn’t make other 70 year old men look bad.Speaking to Britain’s Sun magazine, Nicholson comes out guns a blazing against rumors that he’s retired from acting. Seems ol Jack sees what most of us see- that the majority of films being made now a days are chock full of shit. And being the legend that he is, Jack ain’t got time for that. Nicholson doesn’t have to work another day in his life, so why would he lower himself to star in some crap that doesn’t actually have substance?
“The movie business is the greatest business but I only want to do films that move people, films about emotions and people. I had the most chilling thought that maybe people in their twenties and thirties don’t actually want to be moved anymore. They may want just to see more bombs, more explosions, because that is what they have grown up with. And I’ll never do that type of movie.”
He has a point. Could you really see Nicholson fighting aliens or starring in Expendable 3; Rise of the Geriatrics and going up against melted plastic face, Sylvester Stallone?
Nicholson then tries to give us the sads by bringing up the fact that he is fully aware that he is old, and that hitting on a 20-something year old is basically creepy now. What Nicholson probably doesn’t realize is that he doesn’t need to hit on anyone. He is Jack Mothereffing Nicholson. Bitches come to him. Doesn’t he remember what happened at the Oscars when he basically brought Katniss Everdeen to her knees with one perfect eyebrow raise?
He does, however, admit that he regrets how he handled the ending of his long term on/off relationship with Anjelica Huston.
“That annihilated me. I’m kind of childish emotionally and I did make a mistake in the way I handled it. I would love that one last romance, a real romance, but I’m not very realistic about it happening. What I can’t deny is my yearning.”
Nicholson probably could have that again, but he’d probably have to give up the buxom beauties barely old enough to drink, and instead focus on a real woman with a lot of life experience and a few wrinkles. Someone who could enjoy the senior citizen discount at IHOP right along beside him.
A Rooty Tooty shared between lovers is a special experience, but I imagine so is knowing you can still tap the asses of women ridiculously hotter than most of the population. There really is no loser here.