Fans defend Jack Nicholson after photos show the 85-year-old looking ‘disheveled’ and ‘unrecognizable’

Jack Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of his generation, as well as one of Hollywood’s most recognizable celebrities: He was always known as a high-profile star who could always be found sitting courtside at Lakers games and front row at the Oscars.

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Nicholson, who turns 86 this month, has been largely out of the public eye in recent years. But recently, media outlets published paparazzi photos of the actor — the first taken of him in over a year — claiming he looked “unrecognizable” and “disheveled.”