Jack Nicholson Is Retiring From Hollywood, According To Former Co-Star

We all knew this day would come

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Jack Nicholson has retired from Hollywood after a 60 year long career, according to former co-star Peter Fonda.

The 79-year-old three-time Oscar-winner - who's made 66 movies and has a record-holding 12 Academy Award-nominations - has been enjoying the quieter life despite his long-held hell-raising reputation.

"I think he is ­basically retired," Fonda - who starred in Nicholson's Easy Rider in 1969 - told The Sun. "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.

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"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?'"

In 2013, the Shining star - whose last film to date is 2010's comedy drama How Do You Know - denied claims he had given up acting due to "memory loss", telling The Sun that he was "in good shape - a little stout, but healthy" and has "a mathematician's brain".

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A few years later during an interview with US magazine Closer, he admitted that he was slowing down and lamented at being too old to hit on women publicly*.

"I'm definitely still wild at heart, but I've struck biogravity," he told the publication. "I can't hit on women in public anymore. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age."

*But he gave it a damn good go back in 2013...