is perhaps best known for playing the dictatorial role of Nurse Ratched
in Milos Forman
's award winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a performance that won her both the American and British Oscar(R) for Best Actress as well as the Golden Globe Award and enough rave reviews to last a lifetime. Recently, she had a starring role in TriStar Pictures' High School High opposite Jon Lovitz
. Fletcher also starred in Two Days in the Valley, in Paramount Pictures' Virtuosity with Denzel Washington
and in Richard and Lili Zanuck's Mulholland Falls with Nick Nolte
, Melanie Griffith
and Chazz Palminteri
Her television credits include Married to A Stranger, HBO's The Silicone Wars and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She received an Emmy nomination for her guest-starring role in Picket Fences. Additional television credits include The Boys of Twilight, the top-rated CBS mini-series In a Child's Name, Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone, A Song for You: The Karen Carpenter Story, Second Serve with Vanessa Redgrave and A Summer to Remember.
Fletcher can also be seen with Burt Reynolds in a Canadian-American feature entitled Mojave Frankenstein, The Girl Gets Moe with Michael Madsen, Edie & Pen, Brainstorm, Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us, Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective, Lewis Teague's The Lady in Red, Natural Enemies, The Lucky Star, Strange Invaders, Firestarter, Invaders from Mars, The Boy Who Could Fly, Nobody's Fool and Two Moon Junction.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
Louise Fletcher Facts
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