The Big Push
However, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest would not be the Michael Douglas-produced project that would launch him to superstardom.
The first time they acted together on screen was the adventure film Romancing the Stone, where DeVito played a supporting role. But as a favor, Douglas put his own name, Kathleen Turner’s name, and Danny DeVito’s name above the title on the poster, putting DeVito on the same level as the two leads. This led to a massive boost in DeVito’s career, which is how he rose to prominence in studio comedies throughout the 80s.