MTV’s Josh Horowitz: “Francis Ford Coppola recently told Esquire he doubted how hungry you are for roles anymore. Did those comments upset you?

Jack Nicholson: “He called me. I’ve known Francis for a long time. I didn’t even bother making him explain it. I just told him if anybody in the world understands being burned by an interview, I do. Don’t give it a second thought. [But] if that’s what he said, and that’s what he meant, and now he feels he said something he shouldn’t have, that’s fine by me [also]. I’m hungry in the sense that I always was. Do I have to work? I haven’t had to for quite a long time. Am I as hungry? I don’t know that I’m as hungry, but I’m as vicious about the meal as I ever was.”