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Louise Fletcher is a Actor American born on 22 july 1934 at Birmingham (USA)

Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher
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Birth name Estelle Louise Fletcher
Nationality USA
Birth 22 july 1934 at Birmingham (USA)
Death 23 september 2022 (at 88 years)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Estelle Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934) is an Academy Award winning, American film and television actress. She initially debuted in the television series Maverick in 1959 before being cast in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us (1974). The following year, Fletcher gained international recognition for her performance as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable film roles include Brainstorm (1983), Firestarter (1984), Flowers in the Attic (1987), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), and Cruel Intentions (1999).

Later into her career, Fletcher returned to television, appearing as Kai Winn Adami in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as receiving Emmy nominations for her guest starring roles in Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia. Most recently, Fletcher has appeared in a recurring role on the Showtime television series Shameless in 2011 and 2012, as Frank Gallagher's foul-mouthed and hard-living mother who is serving a prison sentence for manslaughter.


Fletcher married literary agent and producer Jerry Bick in 1960, divorcing in 1977. The couple had two sons, John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick. Fletcher took an 11-year hiatus from acting to raise her sons.

Best films

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Cruel Intentions (1999)

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Filmography of Louise Fletcher (64 films)

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A Perfect Man
Directed by Kees van Oostrum
Genres Drama
Actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, Liev Schreiber, Joelle Carter, Louise Fletcher, Huub Stapel, Katie Carr
Roles Abbie
Rating51% 2.5995452.5995452.5995452.5995452.599545
A wandering man (Schreiber) has an affair with the wrong woman, leading to a separation. His wife (Tripplehorn) leaves him and then convinces him to win her back by voice acting and talking in the third person.
Of Two Minds, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristin Davis, Tammy Blanchard, Joel Gretsch, Bonnie Bartlett, Mackenzie Aladjem, Jessica Lundy
Roles Aunt Will
Rating61% 3.0528453.0528453.0528453.0528453.052845
Of Two Minds follows the challenging relationship between two sisters, Billie Clark (Kristen Davis) and Elizabeth 'Baby' Clark (Tammy Blanchard). Baby suffers from schizophrenia and lives with their mother who helps care for her while Billie settles down happily with her family. When their mother has a sudden stroke, Billie takes on the responsibility of caring for her younger sister and moves into their childhood home along with her husband (Joel Gretsch) and two teenage children (Mackenzie Aladjem and Alex le Bas). Baby's swiftly changing moods and uncontrollable episodes bring high levels of stress to the family while they try to adjust to the new living arrangements until a disturbing incident occurs between Billie's son and Baby. Afterwards, it is clear to Billie that she is not in a position to handle Baby's illness and is faced with a difficult decision on how to properly care for her sister while she considers what is best for Baby and for her family.
Cassadaga (2011)
, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Kevin Alejandro, Kelen Coleman, Louise Fletcher, J. Larose, Christina Bach
Roles Claire
Rating52% 2.6033252.6033252.6033252.6033252.603325
Devastated by the death of her younger sister, Lily Morel seeks solace at the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of finding closure, she contacts something else - the vengeful ghost of a murdered young woman. With her life crumbling all-around her, Lily races to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman's death - a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer known only as "Geppetto".
The Genesis Code
Directed by C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Read Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Logan Bartholomew, Kelsey Sanders, Ernest Borgnine, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, Catherine Hicks
Roles Ellen Taylor
Rating50% 2.5084752.5084752.5084752.5084752.508475
Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college student journalist and committed Christian, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew), the college's hockey superstar. Blake struggles with personal crisis but rejects Kerry's reliance on her faith. He is convinced that modern science has disproved the Bible and especially the Genesis story of creation. Together they discover that the creation story and science may be in perfect accord.
The Last Sin Eater, 1h57
Directed by Michael Graham Landon, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Liana Liberato, Louise Fletcher, Soren Fulton, Henry Thomas, Alan John Buckley, Elizabeth Lackey
Roles Miz Elda
Rating56% 2.803912.803912.803912.803912.80391
The Last Sin Eater is a story that takes place in 1850s Appalachia in a settlement community of Welsh Americans. Ten-year-old Cadi's grief over the death of her beloved grandmother, the only person who seemed to love her unconditionally, is compounded by a previous family tragedy for which she believes her family blames her. During her grandmother's funeral rites, Cadi sees the face of the village sin-eater, a person who absolves the deceased, at death, of their sins in this tiny Smoky Mountain community.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Directed by Ron Oliver
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about children, Christmas films, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Ghost films
Actors Maxwell Perry Cotton, Robert Wagner, Louise Fletcher, Godfrey, China Anne McClain, Kim Schraner
Roles Martha Wilson
Rating48% 2.4191652.4191652.4191652.4191652.419165
Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, causing his usual array of damage. The Angel of Christmas Past, Present, and Future steps in to help save Christmas for the Mitchell and Wilson families.
Aurora Borealis, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Actors Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Steven Pasquale, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Katie Griffin
Roles Ruth Shorter
Rating66% 3.3456153.3456153.3456153.3456153.345615
Duncan (Joshua Jackson) is an unemployed youth, trying to cope with the death of his father ten years ago. The film is set in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A Time to Remember, 2h
Directed by John Putch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Doris Roberts, Dana Delany, Megan Gallagher, Louise Fletcher, Rosemary Forsyth, Davenia McFadden
Roles Billy Calhoun
Rating61% 3.0976353.0976353.0976353.0976353.097635
Maggie Calhoun is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Her two very different daughters, Britt and Valetta, come together on Thanksgiving Day.
Manna from Heaven, 1h59
Directed by Maria Burton, Maria Burton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Seymour Cassel, Louise Fletcher, Frank Gorshin, Austin Pendleton
Roles Mother Superior
Rating55% 2.756012.756012.756012.756012.75601
Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential.
The Contract, 1h20
Directed by Steven R. Monroe
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about the labor movement, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Jeff Fahey, Andrew Keegan, Amy Weber, Robert Gant, Louise Fletcher, Patrick Renna
Roles Grandma Collins
Rating41% 2.0925552.0925552.0925552.0925552.092555
Après avoir été harcelée par son patron, trahie par sa meilleure amie et délaissée par son mari, Anne, une jeune écrivaine plutôt solitaire, décide de sortir boire un verre. C'est ici qu'elle rencontre un homme à qui elle raconte ses soucis. Notant un à un les noms qu'elle lui cite, l'inconnu établit une liste qu'Anne signe avec plaisir. Quelques jours plus tard, son patron est retrouvé assassiné, puis son mari, puis sa meilleure copine. Anne réalise alors que cet homme compte tuer toutes les personnes de la liste dictée la veille.
After Image, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors John Mellencamp, Louise Fletcher, Billy Burke, Otis Young
Roles Aunt Cora
Rating38% 1.942371.942371.942371.942371.94237
Joe MacCormack est un photographe employé par la police sur les scènes de crime. Alors qu'il travaille sur une série de meurtres, il fait la connaissance d'une jeune femme sourde et muette qui a des visions prémonitoires. Ensemble, ils vont essayer d'empêcher le psychopathe de tuer à nouveau...
Big Eden
Big Eden (2000)
, 1h57
Directed by Thomas Bezucha
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher, Corinne Bohrer, O'Neal Compton
Roles Grace Cornwell
Rating72% 3.6446953.6446953.6446953.6446953.644695
Henry Hart is a successful gay artist from New York City who returns to his rural hometown in Montana to care for his ailing grandfather. Henry is welcomed back by the townsfolk, all of whom are aware of his sexuality and are highly accepting and even supportive towards him (the film's plot and dialogue is notably devoid of homophobic content). However, during the months he stays in the town, Henry is forced to confront his unresolved feelings for his high school friend Dean Stewart, while simultaneously being oblivious to the feelings of Pike Dexter, the shy Native American owner of the town's general store.
More Dogs Than Bones, 1h40
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Joe Mantegna, Peter Coyote, Whoopi Goldberg, D.B. Woodside, Glenn Shadix, Mercedes Ruehl
Roles Iva Doll
Rating50% 2.5151652.5151652.5151652.5151652.515165
Pour son premier voyage aux États-Unis, Raj (Chaim Jeraffi) rend visite à son neveu Andy (Ajay Naidu), chauffeur de taxi à Los Angeles. Durant le vol pour Miami, il fait la rencontre d'une redoutable femme gangster nommée Victoria Galetti dite Vic (Mercedes Ruehl). Dénoncée à la police par un ex-employé rancunier, Vic se voit contrainte de planquer un million de dollars dans les bagages de Raj. Plus tard, elle fait appel à deux hommes de main, De Salvo (Joe Mantegna) et Quinn (Paul Hipp), pour récupérer l'argent.
Cruel Intentions, 1h37
Directed by Roger Kumble
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, La sexualité des mineurs, Teen LGBT-related films, Teen movie, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Michelle Prinze, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Sean Patrick Thomas, Christine Baranski
Roles Helen Rosemond
Rating67% 3.399863.399863.399863.399863.39986
In an upscale New York City mansion, wealthy and popular Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) is discussing her prep school with Mrs. Caldwell (Christine Baranski) and Caldwell's daughter Cecile (Selma Blair). Kathryn promises Mrs. Caldwell that she will look out for the sheltered and naive Cecile. Sebastian (Phillippe) enters and Mrs. Caldwell reacts to him coldly and leaves with Cecile. Kathryn reveals that her real intention is to use Cecile to take revenge on Court, her ex-lover, who had dumped her for Cecile. Kathryn asks her step-brother Sebastian to seduce Cecile; he refuses as he is planning to seduce virgin Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon), the daughter of their school's headmaster. Annette is a 'paradigm of chastity and virtue' who recently wrote a published essay about saving herself for marriage and has been temporarily staying with Sebastian's aunt. The two make a wager: If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian's vintage Jaguar XK140; if Sebastian wins, Kathryn will have sex with him. It is mentioned that Sebastian keeps a journal detailing his conquests.