31 Jan 2011 - The 73-year-old Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson talks about marijuana. The legendary womaniser, drinker, drug-taker and party animal is done with the hard drugs, but he continues to smoke cannabis.
"I don’t tend to say this publicly, but we can see it’s a curative thing. The narcotics industry is also enormous. It funds terrorism and - this is a huge problem in America - fuels the foreign gangs. More than 85 per cent of men incarcerated in America are on drug-related offences. It costs $40,000 a year for every prisoner. If they were really serious about the economy there would be a sensible discussion about legalisation."
1969-2009 - Peter Fonda has recently revealed that real marijuana was smoked during the filming of the 1969 cult classic 'Easy Rider'.
Knowing this, will the scene with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, in which George Hanson (Nicholson) tries marijuana for the first time, ever look the same?
"My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. . . . That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system."
- Jack Nicholson
His work with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper on the dope-fueled 'The Trip' led to Jack Nicholson's real break because that film led to a small supporting role in 1969 in 'Easy Rider', for which he received his first Oscar nomination.
Peter Fonda admitted in 2009 that real marijuana was smoked during the shooting of this cult classic road movie.