Friends of Hollywood icon Jack Nicholson reportedly fear the 85-year-old actor has become a recluse. He has not been seen in public for more than a year and some compare his behavior to that of Marlon Brando, another veteran actor who disappeared from public view towards the end of his life. Those close to Nicholson are worried because he spends most of his time alone at his Beverly Hills mansion, RadarOnline reported this week.
The three-time Oscar winner was last seen with his son Ray at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game in October 2021. “Jack is in touch with certain relatives — particularly Ray, his protégé, who he’s so proud of — but his socializing days are long gone,” a source told RadarOnline. Read on to find out more about Brando’s life these days and why friends and neighbors are worried about him.
“He made it clear that his home is his castle. But people just wish he’d get out of the house and show up to tell them how — or at least reassure people he’s okay,” a person close to Nicholson Radar said. Nicholson – the iconic star of The glowOscar winner for One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, tenderness conditionsand It doesn’t get any better– has the most Oscar nominations for best or supporting actor in history (twelve). He hasn’t made a film since 2010 How do you know.
Nicholson’s friends are said to fear his final years will resemble those of his friend Marlon Brando, who died a recluse in 2004. “Brando practically died as a recluse after living such a colorful life, and Jack’s friends are making the comparisons,” a source told RadarOnline.
“His children will visit him, but they are his only connection to the world.” “It’s like he doesn’t want to face reality anymore – and that’s just sad.”
A friend of Nicholson’s previously told Radar that the screen legend reportedly suffers from dementia. “Jack and I have been friends for years and he doesn’t leave his house anymore… I think his son and daughter are taking care of him now,” the person said in September 2021.
“The Mulholland Drive community is quite tight-knit and they’re all worried about him. He’s fine physically – but his mind’s gone. It’s really sad to see an actor as super talented as Jack go down this path.” the person added.
Nicholson was once described as one of Hollywood’s great Lotharios, having enjoyed high-profile relationships with Anjelica Huston, Michelle Phillips, Lara Flynn Boyle and Kate Moss. He fathered six children by five women but married only once, to actress Sandra Knight; They divorced in 1968. But now it has emerged that Nicholson is single and living alone New York Post reported this week.
Nicholson actually lived next door to Brando on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills until Brando died in 2004. Warren Beatty also lived nearby for a time, earning the street the nickname “Bad Boy Drive.” After Brando’s death, Nicholson bought his home for $6.1 million. He said he had the building demolished out of respect for Brando’s legacy.