And Almost Starring

Episode 16 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

September 14, 2020

Just in time for Ryan Murphy’s bananas-looking Ratched prequel series, we’re breaking down all the actors who were up for one of the most acclaimed films ever made: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest! Which actors from The Godfather were considered for McMurphy? Which comedy icon turned down Ratched? And was that a disguised Mandy Patinkin sneaking his way into the film? Also – Amy Jo shares tales from a non-union theatre production of Cuckoo’s Nest, and in the role he was born to play, Hugh Grant stars as that stammering, good-natured Brit, Received Pronunciation McMurphy!


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Danny Devito, Christopher Lloyd, William Redfield, Josip Elic, Vincent Schiavelli, Sydney Lassick, Mews Small, Louisa Moritz, and Scatman Crothers; directed by Milos Forman


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