Jack Nicholson, 78: "When I turned 70 it was the first time I felt young for my age"

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

The Talks: Are there any positive aspects of aging?

Nicholson: Plenty. You are more thoughtful because you don't act as quickly anymore. When I turned 70 it was the first time I felt young for my age. Fifty dropped on me like a ton of bricks – there is something about that number – but when 70 came along I felt good about it.

The Talks: What made you feel younger?

Nicholson: I don't know. I mean why relate to a number anyway? I used to be very quick, I would be able to leave the room and be back before you noticed. When you can't do that anymore you need to change the style of how you do things. But I'm very interested in life and you don't want to lose that.

The Talks: Do you have any regrets in your life?

Nicholson: Not that I can think of. I’m sure there are some, but my mind doesn't go there. When you look at life retrospectively you rarely regret anything that you did, but you might regret things that you didn't do. 

via The Talks