Jack Nicholson, 86, Attends LA Lakers Game With Youngest Son Ray Nicholson

Jack Nicholson was all smiles as he attended the Los Angeles Lakers playoff game with his son on Friday, April 28.

The Shining actor was all smiles as he made a rare public appearance after eighteen months. The 86-year-old sat radiant beside his youngest son, Ray, in the VIP courtside seat. The Hollywood legend was photographed wearing a black collared shirt and blazer paired with maroon pair of pants and loafers.

The veteran actor was last seen in public with Ray at the LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors game in October 2021.

Jack is famous for playing rebellious characters in most of his films. His notable projects include Batman, The Shining, As Good as it Gets, The Departed, The Two Jakes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Bucket List.

Throughout his acting career, which lasted more than five decades, Jack received numerous awards, including six Golden Globe Awards, Life Time Achievement Award, and Kennedy Center Honor.

In 2013, Nicholson quietly stepped away from acting due to problems with his memory.

“Jack has — without fanfare — retired. There is a simple reason behind his decision — it’s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him. His memory isn’t what it used to be,” Radar Online wrote at that time.

His last project as an actor was How Do You Know in 2010, in which he starred alongside Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd.

According to PEOPLE, “During the April 28 game, Nicholson was greeted by various celebrity friends, including Larry David, who was also sitting courtside. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, 75, was seen shaking hands with Nicholson at one point.”

“At another moment during the game, the actor gave a thumbs-up to photographers while sitting next to Tee Morant, the father of Grizzlies guard Ja Morant.”

Last month, the Batman star was spotted hanging out on the balcony of his Beverly Hills home.

In ‘unflattering’ photos of the actor shared by the Daily Mail, Nicholson looked sleepy but relaxed with his gray hair and an untrimmed beard. He was seen wearing an orange T-shirt.

The spotting came three months after the Bucket List alum’s friends were reportedly concerned about his well-being as they had not seen him in over a year.

According to some sources, the greatest actor of all time “doesn’t leave his house anymore” and his children are reportedly taking care of him. Physically he is fine — but his mind is gone. It’s really sad to see such a super-talented actor, like Jack, go out this way.”

The Oscar-winning actor has five children with four different women. He shares his eldest daughter Jennifer with Sandra Knight, whom he married in 1962.

The couple stayed together for almost six years and parted ways in 1968.

Following his divorce from the Thunder Road actress, Jack started going out with Susan Anspach, and the two became parents to son Caleb in 1970.

The couple broke up soon after Caleb’s birth and never tied the knot.

In 1980, Nicholson started dating model Winnie Hollman, and their relationship lasted almost five years. Jack and Winnie welcomed their daughter Honey in 1981.

After breaking up with Hollman, Jack fathered his fourth child, Lorraine, with his The Two Jakes co-star, Rebecca Broussard. Lorraine was born in 1990. The couple also welcomed their second child and Jack’s youngest, Ray, in 1992.

While he was still acting, the Batman actor made several public appearances with his five kids on many red carpets. Despite often showing his love for his kids in public, Nicholson kept his children away from the media and preferred his kids’ privacy over everything else.

Speaking of parenthood, he once told AARP Magazine“It’s a divided parenthood, with their wonderful [mothers] and myself. We’ve always gotten along. I want to be inspirational, or some kind of good influence on them without overburdening them.”

“It’s their time of life to find out who they are. I always read to them, from childhood on; I think that’s a father’s responsibility. I took them to things I knew they might not love — opera, ballet. They like going to the ball games with me.”

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Sources: Radar Online – PEOPLE – AARP Magazine

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