Jack Nicholson is ‘as good as it gets’ — and we’re not just alluding to the 1997 film in which he starred. The 76-year-old actor was branded a “sex legend” in his heydays, but says he can’t hit on women in public anymore. Apparently he feels like members of the opposite sex are no longer interested in him because of his ageing looks. “I’m still wild at heart but I’ve hit bio-gravity. I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this; it just doesn’t feel right at my age,” the living legend confessed to The Sun recently. In a candid interview, the Batman star has also admitted that a lot of the choices he has made during the course of his illustrious acting career have been determined by his need to impress women. “If men are honest,” he says, “everything they do and everywhere they went was for a chance to see women. A lot of me being an actor was about that, and about me. There were points in my life when I felt oddly irresistible to women. I’m not in that state now, which makes me sad.”
Of course the still-irresistible performer feels like age and his “diminishing of powers” have brought about “improvements” in his character, but he says ageing has another downside: the problem of “the hair that comes and the hair that goes.” Nonetheless, most of the world’s women will agree that a receding hairline doesn’t put anyone off a star of Jack’s stature. Now all Nicholson needs to do to feel better is run an online poll!
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