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Nicholson [Jack Nicholson
]? As far as I'm concerned, he's a balding midget. He stands five-foot-seven, you know. He tries to play heavies and doesn't quite make it.
By the mid-1970s he was considered by many to be Britain's biggest movie star. He declined roles in The Sting
(1973) and Jaws
(1975) because he didn't want to relocate to Los Angeles. Both of these roles were taken by fellow British hellraiser Robert Shaw
. However, a Hollywood executive claimed, "Reed didn't turn us down. We turned him down. We like our stars to have respect - Oliver Reed didn't ...