It wasn't all work for Jack Nicholson when he visited Havana. He paid a visit to one of the nation's famed cigar stores while fans cheered him from outside.

Smiling behind dark sunglasses, the actor stopped traffic in downtown Havana on Wednesday. He has created a stir on the communist island since he arrived Monday.Flanked by Cuban bodyguards, Nicholson walked on Obispo Street as a crowd swarmed around him, the Cuban Prensa Latina news agency said.

The three-time Academy Award winner was invited to Havana by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry to discuss a Latin American film festival planned for December.