Hollywood’s infamous rebel, Jack Nicholson, has sent shockwaves of concern among friends and insiders. The Academy Award-winning actor’s name is once again in the spotlight, but this time, it’s not for an on-screen performance, but rather for his off-screen disappearance into the confines of his luxurious Beverly Mansion.
“He’s made it clear his home is his castle,” a close source revealed to the outlet. Indeed, since purchasing the mansion from his late friend Marlon Brando for $5 million in 2005, the illustrious actor seems to have found his fortress.
A Glimpse Into Nicholson’s Plush Beverly Mansion
Inside the 3,303-square-foot pad with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a pool, Nicholson has built a world that he rarely steps out of. With lavish décor reminiscent of his larger-than-life roles, his home has become both his retreat and his isolation.
Friends of the actor are drawing comparisons between Nicholson’s reclusive lifestyle and that of Marlon Brando. “Brando died a virtual recluse after leading such a colorful life, and Jack’s friends are drawing the comparisons,” a concerned source told the outlet.
Fears and Memories: Is Jack Nicholson’s Mind Truly “Gone”?
Multiple reports have surfaced claiming the actor “doesn’t leave his house anymore” and that his “mind is gone.” The term dementia has been whispered, though no formal diagnosis has been shared. One can’t help but recall the vibrant and often controversial roles Nicholson played in iconic films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shining. Now, however, those close to him state, “It’s like he doesn’t want to face reality anymore, and that’s just sad.”
Nicholson’s family, including his son Ray and sister Lorraine, has been reportedly looking after him. “Physically, he is fine – but his mind is gone,” said an insider.
What Lies Ahead?
The actor’s past relationships, ranging from a six-year marriage to Sandra Knight to a 17-year romance with Anjelica Huston, have played out on the public stage. But the current silence surrounding Nicholson’s well-being and the echoes of solitude from his Beverly Mansion are leaving those who care about him with fear, uncertainty, and longing.
It’s understood that the actor is living alone, and the community around him continues to worry. As reported by the NY Post, the last word from Nicholson’s world is his self-imposed isolation and the questions it raises about the once uncontainable star.