Behind the scenes of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Photo Credit: Photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons Licence

Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher won the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress for this film, respectively.

By: Joseph Sanfilippo, Managing Editor of Entertainment and Media

The stars lived on the hospital’s ward during production

All of the actors who played patients lived on the Oregon State Hospital psychiatric ward through production. The actors wanted to get a feel for what a mental institution was like. They even encountered real patients.