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Louise Fletcher, Award Winner –

Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Louise Fletcher: Best Actress 1975:

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Drama – R)

Louise Fletcher won her Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the saccharine, controlling Nurse Ratched, who is locked in a struggle for dominance in a psychiatric ward with the trouble-making nonconformist patient Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson).

About Louise Fletcher (1936 – )

Louise Fletcher is an American character actress who began her career in 1958, guest starring on television series such as Bat Masterson, The Untouchables, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Millionaire, and Perry Mason. After a 10-year maternity break, she began working in films, with Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us.

She was then cast as the controlling, psychiatric Nurse Ratched, in the 1975 movie adaptation of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. She played opposite Jack Nicholson's Randle Patrick McMurphy, a non-conforming con man who gets himself transferred to the "easy life" of a mental hospital and meets his match in the controlling schemes of Nurse Ratched. She won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

Fletcher played a scientist who invents a way of playing back actual experiences, in the 1983 sci-fi movie, Brainstorm, with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken. She played a wicked grandmother in Flowers In The Attic, in 1987.

Louise Fletcher was nominated for an Emmy for her recurring role on Picket Fences (1992). She also played Kai Winn in 14 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Louise Fletcher's notable movie credits include...

A Gathering Of Eagles (1963)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Russian Roulette (1975)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977)
The Cheap Detective (1978)
The Lady In Red (1979)
The Magician Of Lublin (1979)
Natural Enemies(1979)
The Lucky Star (1980)
Mama Dracula (1980)
Strange Behavior (1981)
Strange Invaders (1983)
Brainstorm (1983)
Firestarter (1984)
The Boy Who Could Fly(1986)
Invaders From Mars (1986)
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Flowers In The Attic (1987)
Two Moon Junction (1988)
Best Of The Best (1989)
Blue Steel (1989)
Shadowzone (1990)
Giorgino (1994)
Toll Booth (1994)
Virtuosity (1995)
Return To Two Moon Junction (1995)
Blind Vision (1996)
High School High (1996)
2 Days In The Valley (1996)
Edie & Pen (1996)
Frankenstein And Me (1997)
Gone Fishin' (1997)
The Girl Gets Moe (1997)
Breast Men (1997)
Johnny 316 (1998)
Love Kills (1999)
Cruel Intentions(1999)
Time Served (1999) TV
A Map Of The World(1999)
Big Eden (2000)
Silver Man (2000)
Very Mean Men(2000)
More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
After Image (2001)
Touched By A Killer(2001)
The Contract (2002)
Manna From Heaven (2002)
Finding Home (2003)
Clipping Adam (2004)
Dancing In Twilight (2005)
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Fat Rose And Squeaky(2006)
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
The Genesis Code (2010)
Cassadaga (2011)

Louise Fletcher's television credits include...

VR5 (Series Guest Star) (1995-1997)
The Stepford Husbands (1996)
Sins Of The Mind (1997)
Married To A Stranger (1997)
Breast Men (1997)
Heartless (1997)
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)



Louise Fletcher in High School High (1996).




Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975).



Louise Fletcher in The Cheap Detective (1978).