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Jirí Menzel


Jirí Menzel was born on February 23, 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and director, known for Closely Watched Trains (1966), Hospoda (1996) and Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006). He has been married to Olga Menzelová-Kelymanová since 2004. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 25 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Closely Watched Trains
(1966)
Hospoda
Hospoda MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
(1996-1997)
Capricious Summer
Capricious Summer Arnostek (tightrope walker)
(1968)

Filmography

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 2014 Az po usi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2014)
 2012/I The Door
Surgeon
 2012 Signál
Prokes
 2009 Vyprávej (TV Series)
profesor Sládecek
- Velká ocekávání (2009) ... profesor Sládecek
- 1. máj (2009) ... profesor Sládecek
 2009 Operation Dunaj
Oskar
 2009 Setkání v Praze, s vrazdou (TV Movie)
Horejs jr.
 2007 A bárány utolsó megkísértése (TV Movie)
Leopold Blum
 2007 Medvídek
Romanuv otec
 2006 Rokonok
Bankigazgató-helyettes
 2004 Világszám!
Head of the theatre
 2000 Ab ins Paradies
Pfarrer
 1999 All My Loved Ones
Stein
 1999 Zimni vila (TV Movie)
Komorí
 1997 Franciska vasárnapjai
Államtitkár
 1996-1997 Hospoda (TV Series)
MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
- Úraz (1997) ... MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
- Záskok (1997) ... MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
- Zájezd (1997) ... MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
- Zlodej (1997) ... MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
- Vestba (1997) ... MUDr. Prásek - psychiatr
 1996 Truck Stop
 1996 Une trop bruyante solitude
Professor
 1996 Drákuluv svagr (TV Mini-Series)
Muzícek
- Britva (1996) ... Muzícek
 1995 Ma je pomsta
Director
 1994 Joint Venture
Adamec
 1993 Vsetko co mam rad
Vasek
 1993 La petite apocalypse
Stan
 1992 Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel (TV Movie)
Director
 1991 Obecná skola
Gynecologist
 1990 Nezný barbar
Doctor
 1990 Zvlástní bytosti
Slovácek
 1990 Skrivánci na niti
Convict (uncredited)
 1990 Praski student (TV Mini-Series) (1990)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (1990)
 1990 Zvonokosy (TV Movie)
Vincek
 1989 Stvorení sveta (TV Movie)
Buh
 1988 Dámská jízda (TV Movie)
 1988 Veselé príhody z natácení (TV Series)
- 3 díl (1988)
 1987 Utekajme, uz ide!
Zverolékar
 1985 Albert (TV Movie)
Officer
 1984 Felhöjáték
Dr. Rácz György
 1983 Fandy, ó Fandy
Ing. Ruzicka
 1983 Srdecný pozdrav ze zemekoule
Dr. Jánský
 1982 Upír z Feratu
Dr. Marek
 1982 Szívzür
Demeter
 1982 Svédská zápalka (TV Movie)
Psekov
 1981 Buldoci a tresne
Císník
 1981 Povídka malostranská (TV Movie)
 1980 Koportos
A pap
 1979 Minden szerdán
János - államtitkár
 1979 Bájecní muzi s klikou
Kolenatý
 1978 The Woman Across the Way
Mann im Trenchcoat
 1977 Modrá planeta
Ing. Pavlík
 1977 Hra o jablko
MUDr. Josef John
 1977 30 panen a Pythagoras
Ludolf
 1972 Slamený klobouk
Singer Nissardi
 1970 Nevesta
 1969 Houslista (Short)
 1969 Spalovac mrtvol
Dvorák
 1968 Zlocin v santánu
Klaun
 1968 Capricious Summer
Arnostek (tightrope walker)
 1968 Dita Saxová
Herbert Lagus
 1967 Hotel pro cizince
Pot-boy
 1966 Flám
Brýlatý mladík
 1966 Closely Watched Trains
Dr. Brabec (uncredited)
 1966 Volejte Martina
Strázmistr VB
 1966 Bloudení
Dohnal
 1965 Pearls of the Deep
Bicyclist (segment "Smrt pana Baltazara")
 1965 Pension pro svobodné pány (TV Movie)
Halibut
 1965 Kdyby tisíc klarinetu
Deserter Schulze
 1964 Místo v houfu
Tajemník CSM Bohous (segment "Jak se kalí ocel")
 1964 Kazdy den odvahu
Jarduv kolega
 1964 Obzalovany
Verteidiger
 1962 Strop (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and Jan Kacer directed Niccolo Macchiavelli's play, "Mandragola," Alena Vostra's play, "Whose Turn Next?," and Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," in a Cinoherni Klub of Prague production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England.

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Personal Quote:

[on Bohumil Hrabal] always admired in Hrabal the ability to look at people and see them as they truly are, with a truly uncompromising perspective, but he still loved people. He wasn't a misanthrope after all that. I would contrast with this the perspective of more recent Czech writers - and world literature in general - where I see a strong misanthropic tendency which is not there in Hrabal's ... See more »

Trivia:

He was considered as director of Run, Waiter, Run! (1981), eventually directed by Ladislav Smoljak. See more »

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