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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)

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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:

Book: Turnaround : A Memoir. Co-written with Jan Novák. New York : Villard Books, 1994. ISBN 067940063XDistributed by Random House. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

First name is pronounced "Mee-losh." Last name is pronounced like "Forre-mahn", with rolling "r"'s. See more »

Trademark:

Would frequently cast Vincent Schiavelli See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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