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#2 Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

30 Nov

I know I already had Jack listed for his role in Chinatown, but what didn’t Jack do well in the 70’s. He is (in my opinion) the greatest actor in our generation, or in any generation for that matter.

His portrayal of Randle Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious, brash prisoner/patient set out to destroy the establishment and it’s dictator, Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher, was spectacular, to say the least. Jack walked away with the Oscar for Best Actor after loosing the year before for Chinatown. Louise Fletcher won Best Actress and the movie for Best Picture and Best Director beating out Speilberg’s JAWS and Altman’s Nashville. Since it’s release Cuckoo’s Nest and Jack’s role has went down as one of the greatest films and portrayals in film history.

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Posted by on November 30, 2006 in 70's, Actors, Top 10 Actors of the 70's

 

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