While Nicholson self-professes he still has a raging libido—“‘I'm still very – I have the same libido,’” he told Rolling Stone in 2006 when he was 69-years-old [note: the article is dated 2013, but the original story appeared in a 2006 issue]—his drug and sex fueled lifestyle has cooled a bit.
This is his morning routine, as reported in Rolling Stone: “He says that he usually wakes up around 11 a.m., when Gloria, his housekeeper, brings him breakfast in bed. On the breakfast tray is a glass of orange juice, a cup of coffee (cream, sugar), a container of diet chocolate pudding (but only on weekends) and his daily regimen of pills, which includes a baby aspirin, for all the good one baby aspirin a day can do a person; Lipitor, to deal with certain cholesterol issues; and a Celebrex, to ease the pain of arthritis, with a Prilosec waiting in the wings should heartburn develop. Now, at night, he usually doesn't go to sleep until 4 a.m. and most often spends the last two hours before lights out – ‘my ass-scratching hours’– with his nose deep into a book, most recently The Genesis Code, a thriller by John Case, and Charlie Wilson's War, by George Crile, about the nutty renegade congressman. Typically he does this reading up in bed, in the half of the bed that's been imprinted by his bulk and that he likes to call ‘the dent.’”