Jack Nicholson at the L.A. Premiere of 'How Do You Know' on December 13, 2010Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Reports of Jack Nicholson's retirement have been greatly exaggerated.

Earlier today, Radar Online released a report quoting a source as saying that the legendary 76-year-old actor had quietly retired due to memory loss. It generated a media frenzy.

But it turns out the rumor is just that -- totally false. NBC's Maria Shriver has confirmed that the two-time Academy Award winner is not suffering from memory loss or dementia and has no plans to quit acting. E! Online also has a source close to Nicholson who claims the actor is actively reading scripts.

It is true that Nicholson has not been in a movie since 2010's "How Do You Know." But he was his usual irrepressible self at February's Oscars ceremony, flashing his cheshire grin and flirting with Jennifer Lawrence.

If Nicholson ever does retire, he'll end a storied, five-decade-long career that has earned him 12 Oscar nominations -- a record for a male actor. His impressive filmography boasts classic movies like "Easy Rider," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Chinatown," "The Shining," "A Few Good Men," "As Good As It Gets," and "The Departed."

[via E! Online]
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