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Milos Forman


Because his parents died in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, Jan Tomás became an orphan very early on. Later, he studied screen-writing at the Prague Film Academy (F.A.M.U.). In his Czechoslovakian films, Black Peter (1964), Loves of a Blonde (1965), and The Firemen's Ball (1967), he created his own style of comedy. During the invasion of... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 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
 1964 Black Peter
 1964 Audition (Documentary)
 1964 Why Do We Need All the Brass Bands? (Documentary short)
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Book: Turnaround : A Memoir. Co-written with Jan Novák. New York : Villard Books, 1994. ISBN 067940063XDistributed by Random House. See more »

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8 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Who doesn't have sympathy for the underdog? Of course, I do. We create institutions, governments and schools to help us live, but every institution has a tendency, after a while, to behave not as if they should be serving you, but that you should be serving them. That's when the individual gets in conflict, because we are paying these institutions with our taxes, we are paying them to serve us ... See more »

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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 »

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Would frequently cast Vincent Schiavelli See more »

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