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Former model who had an affair with Jack Nicholson claims the star has a ‘fondness for tyrants’

A former model who had an affair with A-lister Jack Nicholson while working as a script girl in Hollywood in the 1970s, claimed that the actor has a “fondness for tyrants” and admires Hitler’s “determination.”

Susanna Moore, 74, of New York, first met Jack on the set of Carnal Knowledge in Vancouver when her boyfriend, Richard ‘Dick’ Sylbert, worked on the 1971 film’s production design.

In an excerpt from her new memoir Miss Aluminum, published in the Sunday Times Magazine Today, the American author admitted to doing “inevitably” well with the now 83-year-old actor and returned to Los Angeles to work with him as his script reader before starting an affair.

But things didn’t always go smoothly for the couple, with Susanna becoming “ furious ” at the actor’s “ As Good As It Gets ” fondness for the actor’s tyrants.

“The only time I never disagreed with him was when he told me to admire Hitler for his determination, as Hitler had adhered to his faith. I was furious, “the writer recalled.

Susanna Moore (2018 photo), 74, from New York, first met Jack Nicholson on the set of Carnal Knowledge when her boyfriend, Richard 'Dick' Sylbert, worked on the 1971 film's production design.

Susanna Moore (2018 photo), 74, from New York, first met Jack Nicholson on the set of Carnal Knowledge when her boyfriend, Richard ‘Dick’ Sylbert, worked on the 1971 film’s production design.

In an excerpt from her new memoir, Miss Aluminum, published today in the Sunday Times Magazine, the American author admitted that she `` inevitably '' got it done with the actor (pictured together on the left in 1973) and returned to Los Angeles to work with him as his script reader before embarking on their affair

In an excerpt from her new memoir, Miss Aluminum, published today in the Sunday Times Magazine, the American author admitted that she `` inevitably '' got it done with the actor (pictured together on the left in 1973) and returned to Los Angeles to work with him as his script reader before embarking on their affair

In an excerpt from her new memoir, Miss Aluminum, published today in the Sunday Times Magazine, the American author admitted that she “ inevitably ” got it done with the actor (pictured together on the left in 1973) and returned to Los Angeles to work with him as his script reader before embarking on their affair

She added, “I was afraid to argue with him, afraid it would make me think less about him. As soft and malleable as he was with women at the time, he had a certain fondness for tyrants. ‘

Susanna also claims that the Batman star called the military dictator Napoleon a “genius,” despite the controversy surrounding the French emperor.

She confessed, “Although he had some innocence with him, his manic grin reminded me of the wolf Red Riding Hood ate, a not unattractive association.”

Known for her 1995 thriller In the Cut, Susanna claimed that she would visit Jack in his dressing room every day after she first met him on the set of Carnal Knowledge.

But there was “nothing unusual about her time with Jack” because they were constantly interrupted – leading instead to “tense excitement” between the pair.

Things did not always go smoothly for the couple, with Susanna becoming 'furious' with actor As Good As It Gets (pictured in France in 1974) 'fondness for tyrants'

Things didn't always go smoothly for the couple, with Susanna becoming 'furious' with actor As Good As It Gets (pictured in France in 1974) 'fondness for tyrants'

Things did not always go smoothly for the couple, with Susanna becoming ‘furious’ with actor As Good As It Gets (pictured in France in 1974) ‘fondness for tyrants’

“The only time I never disagreed with him was when he told me to admire Hitler for his determination, as Hitler had adhered to his faith. I was furious, “the writer (pictured in New York) recalls

When Jack’s work on the film was finished, Susanna claimed he was afraid he wouldn’t be able to see her when they returned to Los Angeles, so he offered her a job as his script reader.

She said he suggested that the couple come to his home every week to discuss the scripts and manuscripts she had read for him.

After several visits, Susanna, who was still with Richard, said they had finally gone to Jack’s bedroom, but confessed “it wasn’t exciting” because of her nerves – and the affair ended shortly after.

Susanna made her entrance into Hollywood after being hired as a script reader for Warren Beatty in the summer of 1968.

Actors Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel in the 1971 film Carnal Knowledge. It was filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

Actors Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel in the 1971 film Carnal Knowledge. It was filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

Actors Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel in the 1971 film Carnal Knowledge. It was filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

During her job interview, Susanna, a former model, admitted that she had no experience as a script reader – but fortunately the American actor didn’t care.

Instead, Susanna claimed to know who she knew in Hollywood and asked if he could see her legs.

She recalled, “I was wearing a short linen skirt and put my hands on my hips to raise it a few inches, not least offended when Warren checked my legs. “Can you start tomorrow morning?” Warren asked. ‘

MailOnline has contacted representatives for both Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.

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