The art of gifting is prime real estate in one’s creative life. Rather than the regular instruction manual, today’s Eccentrick allows these fellows the leeway to lead by example.
[Jack] Nicholson shared a friendship with author-journalist Hunter S. Thompson, described in Thompson’s autobiography “Kingdom of Fear” where, according to Thompson, they would exchange “bizarre” presents which resulted in a perceived assassination attempt against the actor. Thompson appeared outside Nicholson’s home on the night of Nicholson’s birthday, having set off a high-powered spotlight and gunfire, playing a tape of animal cries through an amplifier to awaken him. Thompson then left a freshly-cut elk’s heart on Nicholson’s door as a joke before leaving when it appeared that nobody would exit the house. Following the death of Thompson in 2005, Nicholson and fellow actors Johnny Depp, John Cusack, and Sean Penn attended the private memorial service in Colorado.