New York, July 28 : Jack Nicholson almost gave up on an acting career during his youth after suffering a loss of confidence, according to actor Robert Vaughn.
Nicholson became so frustrated while rehearsing scenes with Vaughn in a mid-1950s acting class, he considered embarking on a different career path.
However, in his upcoming memoir, 'A Fortunate Life', Vaughn reveals he managed to persuade Nicholson to change his mind.
"He declared, Vaughnie, I'm going to give myself two more years in this business. Then I'm going to look for another way to make a living,'" the New York Post quoted him, as saying.
"'Hang in there, Jack,' I told him. 'You're too young to quit,'" he added.
Nicholson took the advice, finally 'figured out how to do this thing called acting', and rose to fame with 1969's 'Easy Rider'.