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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 42 wins & 19 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)
 1960 Magic Lantern II (Documentary)
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Other Works:

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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[on Valmont (1989)] When I was in the film school in Prague, my professor of literature was a Francophile, and he was always suggesting that we read and study French literature. And he suggested 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'. I was 18 or 19 years old. Oh my god, how much I loved that book. I wouldn't dare, of course, to say to anybody, but I thought it would be a wonderful, erotic movie. And then, ... See more »

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His sons, Andrew and James, were named after Andy Kaufman and Jim Carrey. Carrey portrays Kaufman in Forman's film Man on the Moon (1999). See more »

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

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Aquarius

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