Jack Nicholson has reemerged into the public after nearly two years.
The veteran actor has been living a quieter, more reclusive life as of late.
And how can you blame him, he’s 84-years-old.
Nicholson was spotted taking in one of his favorite past times, basketball, on Tuesday, October 19.
“The Shining” star sat court-side with his son, Ray, at the Los Angeles Lakers season opener against the Golden State Warriors.
Prior to his exit from the spotlight, Nicholson was often spotted sitting court-side with his famous friends like Leonardo DiCaprio multiple days a week.
The last time he was seen out and about was at yet another Lakers game in January 2020.
It makes sense why he took time away from public life. January 2020 was right before the Covid-19 pandemic took over the entire earth and as many know, older people are more prone to contract the deadly virus and their chances of survival are small.
Why go out in a pandemic?
Nicholson gave a rare interview in 2020 in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s tragic helicopter crash.
“My reaction is the same as almost all of L.A,” he told CBS Los Angeles. “You just suddenly—where everything was solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. I was so used to seeing and talking to Kobe that, you know, I mean, it kills you. It’s just a terrible event.”
As many fans did, the actor shared fond memories of the NBA legend.
“I remember him in totality, just how great a player he was,” Nicholson said.
He recalled Kobe having a great sense of humor and getting “all the jokes.” Nicholson added, “We’ll think of him all the time and we miss him.”
Nicholson’s last big movie was “How Do You Know” in 2010 and prior to that it was “The Bucket List” and “The Departed.”