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Milos Forman (1932–2018)


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 & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Director
(1984)
Hair
Hair Director
(1979)

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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 "The Decathlon")
 1971 I Miss Sonia Henie (Short)
 1971 Taking Off
 1966 A Well Paid Walk (TV Movie)
 1964 Black Peter
 1964 Audition (Documentary)
 1964 If Only They Ain't Had Them 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 »

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8 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[accepting his Best Director Oscar for Amadeus (1984)] I'm very proud because this is an American movie on which a lot of Czechoslovakian artists and technicians collaborated - to get this kind of recognition from the members of the Academy for this kind of collaboration, I think it's very encouraging for more than artistic or box office reasons. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 9 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). The other directors to have achieved this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and ... See more »

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Bio-pics about unlovable celebrities (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Larry Flynt, Andy Kaufman) See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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