Ageing actor JACK NICHOLSON sympathises with what his About Schmidt character goes through - because he himself feels like he's being left behind.

The OSCAR-nominated star played WARREN SCHMIDT, a retired actuary battling family traumas, and admits he knows what it's like to have a daughter living her own life - just like in the film.

He says, "My daughter JENNIFER has a clothing shop she's opening. She's in her own business now so I don't get to talk to her as much as I did a year or so ago."