Oscar winner Louise Fletcher has passed away at 88; her obituary can be found here. Friday, at the age of 88, actress Louise Fletcher passed away at her residence in France. A spokesman reported her passing and noted she was accompanied by loved ones. Fletcher’s performance as Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman’s 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” brought her global recognition. Due to her performance, the Academy Award for Best Actress was bestowed upon her. Follow For More Updates at Rapiddnews.com
In 1976, the Academy Awards best picture prize went to the classic film. The film examines the oppressive nature of authority through the story of patients and personnel of a mental health hospital, which is based on the novel by Ken Kesey.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was the first film to win all major Academy Awards in over four decades. It received four additional Oscar nominations and was a box office hit. In addition, it won the awards for best film, best actor, best actress, and best script.
Oscar winner Louise Fletcher
The American Film Institute’s television program “100 Years… 100 Heroes & Villains” ranked Nurse Ratched as the second-greatest female antagonist in film history. She rated fifth among all film villains in history.
Certainly, Fletcher’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Ratched merited praise. The writing had softened the character in comparison to Kesey’s original piece, and Fletcher delivered a nuanced performance. She was deserving of an Oscar because she frequently conveyed her emotions and feelings through facial expressions. Through Fletcher’s performance, we were able to feel pity for Ratched in multiple instances throughout the film.
Roger Ebert argues that Fletcher’s portrayal as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is undervalued. People fear certain female authority figures who embody sexual and humanistic characteristics subjugated by duty and morality because her performance was so abhorrent. According to Ebert, this is likely due to the fact that Fletcher’s Ratched was portrayed as a fearful lady.
For her performance as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the actress won an Academy Award. Some argued that this eventually did more harm than good; a frustrated writer for the Washington Post suggested that Fletcher discuss these ‘tedious’ stereotypical roles with her agent. This was owing to the scathing assessment of Fletcher’s 1987 film “Flowers in the Attic.” The author stated that Fletcher had grown insensitive and irritating.
Fletcher probably requested many acting gigs from her agent without success. Her most recent part was in “A Perfect Man” (2013), starring Liev Schreiber and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Louise Fletcher has portrayed a variety of characters on television. As Grammy on Shameless, she has portrayed an incredibly crafty ex-convict attempting to maintain a relationship with her grandkids Louise Fletcher. In addition, between 1993 to 1999, she portrayed the deceitful and manipulative spiritual leader Winn Adami on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In addition, Louise Fletcher appeared on the science fiction television series VR.5 from 1995 to 1997 and on ER in 2005.