The 70-year-old star – who has won three Oscars during his illustrious career – walked out of his own retrospective at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival because he struggled to watch his early “desperate” performances.
“It is tremendously hard to look at your work. They did a retrospective at Telluride Film Festival and showed all the movies and I couldn’t bear it. I had to leave the cinema.”
”All I could see in the early films, before ‘Easy Rider’, was this desperate young actor trying to vault out of the screen and create a movie career.” he said.
Jack also revealed filmmakers are constantly writing scenes for his unique character, in which he is allowed to do whatever he wants:
“I’m always aware when they’re trying to write a ‘Jack’ scene. They will write, ‘Let him run wild.’ “