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2. Cuckoo’s Nest was Filmed at Oregon State Hospital

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, the film was shot on location at the Oregon State Hospital Historic District in Salem, Oregon. When the hospital was originally built in 1883, it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum. To add an extra element of authenticity to the film, director Milos Forman used extras that were actual mental patients. In fact, when filming a scene on the second floor of the hospital, a patient fell through a window and injured himself.


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