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Louise Fletcher refuses to watch cruel Nurse Ratched role

Oct 04, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

Fletcher picked up the Academy Award for Best Actress for her terrifying portrayal of Nurse Ratched in the 1975 cult classic, starring Jack Nicholson as a patient in a mental asylum.

Despite the acclaim she received for her performance, Fletcher admits she can't bring herself to watch the film due to her character's behaviour - especially when she has Nicholson's Randle McMurphy lobotomised.

She tells the Associated Press, "I find it too painful. It comes with age. I can't watch movies that are inhumane. I was really shocked in those scenes where I was actually so cruel."

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