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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 »

Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Director
(1984)
Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon Director
(1999)

Filmography

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 2007 Semafor: Nejvetsí hity 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 Laterna magika II (Documentary)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Amadeus (1984)] I was surprised at the size of the success. In the '80s, with MTV on the scene, we are having a three-hour film about classical music, with long names and wigs and costumes. Don't forget that no major studio wanted to finance the film, for those reasons. I knew we didn't have a film we should be ashamed of, but the response of the audience was overwhelming. It surprised me. See more »

Trivia:

In the short story "La Pomme d'Or de l'éternel désir" (in the book of short stories "Risibles Amours") by Milan Kundera, Martin, the hero's womanizing friend introduces himself as Milos Forman to the naive country girl he tries to pick up (Folio edition, 1987, pg. 75). See more »

Trademark:

Specializes in directing bio-pics about unlovable celebrities (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Larry Flynt, Andy Kaufman). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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