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Milos Forman

Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz, and Milos ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2007 Semafor: Greatest Hits 2 (Video) (videos "Rekomando blues", "Ty jsi ta nejkrásnejsí krajina, co znám", "Ty jsi ta nejkrásnejsí krajina, co znám /parody/", "Já kolem tebe chtel bych krouzit")
 2006 Goya's Ghosts
 1989 Valmont
 1984 Amadeus
 1981 Ragtime
 1979 Hair
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (segment "Decathlon, The")
 1971 I Miss Sonia Henie (Short)
 1971 Taking Off
 1966 Worth While (TV Movie)
 1964 Black Peter
 1964 Audition (Documentary)
 1964 Why Do We Need All the Brass Bands? (Documentary short)
 1960 Magic Lantern II (Documentary)
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He directed the revue, "Magic Lantern," from Czechoslovakia at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Irena Kacirkova and Sylva Danickova in the cast. Alfred Radok, Jan Rohac, Vladimir Svitacek, and Wendy Toye were directors. Zdenek Mahler was artistic director. Josef Svoboda was scenic designer. See more »

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8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[W]hen I was moonlighting on Czech TV as a moderator, introducing movies, in the early '50s. It was live, so there was no chance to bleep politically undesirable words. Every utterance, even in supposedly spontaneous interviews, had to be scripted, approved by the censors, learned by heart and repeated verbatim on the air. When I was preparing to interview one Comrade Homola, a powerful Communist... See more »


One of only three living directors who have directed two films that have won the Academy Award for best picture. The others are Francis Ford Coppola and Clint Eastwood. See more »


Would frequently cast Vincent Schiavelli See more »

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