Monday, March 22, 2010
Quote of the Week- Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson (pictured here from the film) Oscared in the Best Actor category in 1975 for his depiction of mental asylum inmate Randle McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
His co-star Louise Fletcher, who played the antagonistic Nurse Ratchet also won for Best Actress in the film directed by Czech emigre Milos Forman. A quote fromher is on our sister blog Politics, Culture and Other Wastes of Time.
Forman, who later Oscared for "Amadeus," also won a Best Director Oscar for "Nest."
Before we get to Nicholson's quote, I wanted to mention that the stage version of "Nest" is currently in production at the Biloxi Little Theatre in Biloxi, Miss.
Rick Amos is playing Nicholson's part while Melissa Entrekin is playing Nurse Ratchet. For those in the Magnolia State, (I'm far from it actually), the theatre's web site is www.4blt.org and they can be reached at (228) 432-8543.
A statue of the late Ken Kesey, who wrote the book that became the play that became the movie, can be found in Eugene, Ore.
Here is Jack's quote. We're not sure if he's refering to himself or someone like Tom Cruise, who co-starred with Nicholson in "A Few Good Men:"
"A star on a movie set is like a time bomb that has to be defused so people can approach it without fear."