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How One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest incubated a generation of supporting actors

Miloš Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest made Jack Nicholson a star, yet on the sidelines were a host of other prominent actors who hatched a career out of the film. The comedy-drama, set in a psychiatric treatment facility, featured key supporting roles from Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and Brad Dourif among others. Here video essayist Jon Spira describes how the film launched a generation of actors known for playing outcasts, misfits and weirdos, into pop culture.

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