Played Willie Loman in an off-Broadway production of Arthur Miller
's "Death of a Salesman" in Weston, West Virginia.
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[2012, on Goin' South
(1978)] Well, that happened in a rather interesting way. I was doing a Broadway musical called "Happy End", a Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill collaboration, and Nicholson was looking for a leading lady, a new actress, to be in Goin' South
(1978), which he was directing. So he came to see "Happy End" not knowing I was in it but, rather, to see Meryl Streep
, who was my co-star. And ...
To prepare for the role of Taber in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(1975), he lived in a mental institution for several weeks and studied the patients. He modeled his character after one of the patients and stayed in character through all filming even when not on screen.
Often plays eccentric characters