Oscar: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975): Milos Forman Directs Jack Nicholson in Oscar Winning Role

Hollywood has usually been careful in treating mental problems onscreen for fear of alienating a large segment of its potential movie patrons. However, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the 1975 Oscar winner, was so popular that it even shocked its producer, Michael Douglas.