1975: Jack Nicholson

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RATCHETED-UP: There was almost no question who would win the best actor Oscar in 1976: Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of mental patient Randle Patrick McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" was far and away the critical and audience favorite. After this win, Nicholson (shown with costar... Robert Lachman / LAT