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Jack Nicholson technically hasn’t announced his formal retirement from the film biz, but it sure sounds like he’s still enjoying his time off. On a recent episode of WTF with Marc Maron, the actor’s longtime record producer pal Lou Adler said he’s still turning down acting jobs in favor of other more leisurely activities like, say, sitting under a tree and reading a book.
The interview was just to wrap up when host Maron had to ask Adler how Nicholson was doing. “He’s doing whatever he wants to do,” Adler responded, reminiscing on the Lakers games the two octogenarians would often attend together. “He wants to be quiet. He wants to eat what he wants. He wants to live the life he wants.”
“A friend of mine wanted to put him in a movie,” Maron recalled. “And he had a conversation with him. But Jack says, ‘I don’t want to do it.’ He goes, ‘You know what I did today? I sat under a tree and I read a book.’” Adler laughed in response, adding: “That sounds like Jack.”
All work and no play really does make Jack a dull boy. Listen to Adler’s full interview on WTF below; the quotes above begin around the 1:13 mark.
Nicholson hasn’t appeared in a feature film since James L. Brooks’ 2010 comedy How Do You Know. In 2017, it was announced that he’d signed on to star in an English remake of German-Austrian film Toni Erdmann, but he ended up backing out of the project.