Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% After Image (2001)
  • Birthday: Jul 22, 1934
  • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Louise Fletcher's acting career can be divided into two stages. She started out appearing on television shows such as Wagon Train and The Untouchables during the late '50s, but left acting in 1964, two years after marrying movie producer Jerry Bick, to raise a family. She did not return to her craft until appearing in Robert Altman's well-regarded feature film Thieves Like Us in 1974. Fletcher then appeared in the spy thriller Russian Roulette (1975) before Milos Forman cast her in what was to become her signature role, that of the iron-willed, sadistic Nurse Ratched who tormented Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Her believable portrayal won her a Best Actress Oscar and a Golden Globe. Perhaps the highest honor is that her Ratched has become a movie icon, one that has been frequently emulated and parodied in numerous subsequent films. Fletcher was born in Birmingham, AL, to a deaf Episcopalian minister and a deaf mother. She started acting in summer stock following her graduation from the University of North Carolina. Fletcher next moved to Los Angeles and found work as a receptionist before breaking into television. Standing 5'10", the strikingly beautiful Fletcher was often taller than her leading men, something that hindered her first bid at stardom. Since her success with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fletcher has found steady employment as a supporting and character actress on television -- where she received a 1996 Emmy nomination for a guest-star appearance on the highly acclaimed CBS series Picket Fences -- and in feature films. She also has a busy stage career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

20% A Perfect Man Abbie $388 2013
18% Cassadaga Claire $2.2K 2013
No Score Yet Of Two Minds Aunt Will 2012
No Score Yet The Home Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Genesis Code Ellen Taylor 2010
No Score Yet Silver Man Actor 2008
No Score Yet A Dennis the Menace Christmas Mrs. Wilson 2007
No Score Yet The Happiest Day of His Life Actor 2007
19% The Last Sin Eater Miz Elda $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Johnny 316 Actor 2007
No Score Yet Me and Luke (A Dad for Christmas) Glennie 2006
68% Aurora Borealis Ruth Shorter 2006
No Score Yet Fat Rose and Squeaky Bonnie Ash Fitzpatrick 2006
No Score Yet Dancing in Twilight Evelyn 2005
No Score Yet Clipping Adam Grammy 2004
No Score Yet A Time to Remember Billy Calhoun 2003
30% Finding Home Esther 2003
22% Manna From Heaven Mother Superior $0.2M 2002
65% Big Eden Grace 2001
0% After Image Aunt Cora 2001
No Score Yet Contract Actor 2001
No Score Yet More Dogs Than Bones Iva Doll 2000
No Score Yet Time Served Warden 2000
No Score Yet Touched by a Killer Judge Erica Robertson 2000
No Score Yet Silver Man Val 2000
No Score Yet Love Kills Alena Heiss 1999
65% A Map of the World Nellie 1999
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic Aunt Eva 1999
54% Cruel Intentions Helen Rosemond 1999
No Score Yet Hollywood Salome (Johnny 316) Actor 1998
No Score Yet Edie & Pen Judge 1997
40% Breast Men Mrs. Saunders 1997
No Score Yet Married to a Stranger Nana 1997
No Score Yet Heartless Aunt Lydia 1997
No Score Yet Sins of the Mind Dr. Anna Bingham 1997
No Score Yet The Girl Gets Moe Gloria 1997
19% High School High Mrs. Doyle 1996
59% 2 Days in the Valley Evelyn 1996
No Score Yet The Stepford Husbands Miriam 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Esther 1996
No Score Yet Frankenstein and Me Mrs. Perdue 1996
32% Virtuosity Elizabeth Deane 1995
No Score Yet GIORGINO Innkeeper 1994
No Score Yet Tryst Maggie 1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth Lillian 1994
No Score Yet The Haunting of Seacliff Inn Dorothy 1994
No Score Yet Return To Two Moon Junction Belle Delongpre 1993
No Score Yet The Fire Next Time Sarge 1993
98% The Player Herself 1992
No Score Yet Blind Vision Virginia 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare on the 13th Floor Actor 1990
No Score Yet Shadowzone Dr. Erhardt 1990
71% Blue Steel Shirley Turner 1990
No Score Yet Best of the Best Alex's Mother 1989
No Score Yet Final Notice Mrs. Lord 1989
No Score Yet The Karen Carpenter Story Agnes Reuwer Tatum 1989
0% Two Moon Junction Belle 1988
13% Flowers in the Attic Grandmother 1987
No Score Yet J. Edgar Hoover Annie M. Hoover 1987
0% Nobody's Fool Pearl $0.6M 1986
67% The Boy Who Could Fly Psychiatrist 1986
33% Invaders from Mars Mrs. McKeltch 1986
No Score Yet Second Serve Dr. Sadie M. 1986
No Score Yet Islands Actor 1986
35% Firestarter Norma Manders 1984
No Score Yet A Summer to Remember... Actor 1984
59% Brainstorm Lillian Reynolds 1983
63% Strange Invaders Mrs. Benjamin 1983
No Score Yet Grizzly II: The Concert Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Lady in Red Anna Sage 1982
No Score Yet Talk to Me Richard's Mother 1982
78% Strange Behavior Barbara Moorhead 1981
No Score Yet Mama Dracula Mamma Dracula 1980
No Score Yet Natural Enemies Miriam Steward 1979
No Score Yet Magician of Lublin Emilia 1979
47% The Cheap Detective Marlene DuChard 1978
15% Exorcist II: The Heretic Dr. Gene Tuskin 1977
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nurse Ratched 1975
No Score Yet Ruleta Rusa Midge 1975
90% Thieves Like Us Mattie 1974
No Score Yet Lucky Star Actor 1929

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Kai Winn Kai Wynn Vedek Winn
  • 2019
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
90% Shameless
2011
Grammy Gallagher
  • 2012
  • 2011
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Pete's Mom Frances
  • 2011
  • 2010
55% Heroes
2006-2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Mrs. Wagner
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Birdy
  • 2005
75% Wonderfalls
2004
Vivian
  • 2005
No Score Yet It's All Relative
2003-2004
Nurse
  • 2004
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Eva Garrison
  • 2004
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
Miriam
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Swanson
  • 1998
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Laurie's Mother
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Gladys Susan
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Kathy Bent
  • 1959
  • 1958
63% The Boys of Twilight
1992
Genelva
75% VR.5
1995
Nora Bloom

QUOTES FROM Louise Fletcher CHARACTERS

Helen Rosemond
Sebaaaastian!
Sebastian Valmont
[Under his breath] Aw fuck me. [Hugging Helen] Aunt Helen! God I've missed you!
Nurse Mildred Ratched
Your hand is staining my window.