Jirí Menzel (1938–2020)


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Jirí Menzel was born on February 23, 1938 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor and director, known for Closely Watched Trains (1966), I Served the King of England (2006) and Larks on a String (1969). He was married to Olga Menzelová-Kelymanová. He died on September 5, 2020 in the Czech Republic. See full bio »

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(age 82) in Czech Republic

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 29 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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(1966)
(1969)
(1989)

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 2018 The Interpreter
Ali Ungár
 2014 Head Over Heels (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2014)
 2012/I The Door
Surgeon
 2012 Signál
Prokes
 2009 Wonderful Times (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 Colossal Sensation!
Head of the Theatre
 2002 Útek do Budína
Count
 1999 Zimni vila (TV Movie)
Komorí
 1999 All My Loved Ones
Stein
 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
 1997 Franciska vasárnapjai
Államtitkár
 1996 Drákuluv svagr (TV Mini-Series)
Muzícek
- Britva (1996) ... Muzícek
 1996 Truck Stop
 1996 Too Loud a Solitude
Professor
 1995 How to Deserve a Princess
Painter
 1995 Revenge
Director
 1994 Joint Venture
Adamec
 1993 Vsetko co mam rad
Vasek
 1993 The Little Apocalypse
Stan
 1992 Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel (TV Movie)
Director
 1991 The Elementary School
Gynecologist
 1990 Praski student (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1990 Zvonokosy (TV Movie)
Vincek
 1990 Martha et moi
Dr. Benda
 1990 Nezný barbar
spisovatel zvaný Doktor
 1990 Zvlástní bytosti
Slovácek
 1989 Stvorení sveta (TV Movie)
Stvoritel
 1988 Dámská jízda (TV Movie)
Dramaturg
 1988 Veselé príhody z natácení (TV Series)
- 3 díl (1988)
 1987 Run, He Is Coming!
Zverolékar
 1985 Albert (TV Movie)
Officer
 1984 Felhöjáték
Dr. Rácz György
 1983 Sedm krízku (TV Movie)
 1983 Fandy, ó Fandy
vedoucí laboratre Ing. Ruzicka
 1983 Srdecný pozdrav ze zemekoule
Dr. Jánský
 1982 Babicka se zbláznila (TV Movie)
 1982 Svédská zápalka (TV Movie)
Psekov
 1982 Ferat Vampire
Dr. Marek
 1982 Szívzür
Demeter
 1981 Tale of the Little Quarter (TV Movie)
doktor Krumlovský
 1981 Bulldogs and Cherries
Císník
 1980 Koportos
A pap
 1979 Hra na telo
Klíma
 1979 Every Wednesday
János - államtitkár
 1979 Those Wonderful Movie Cranks
fotograf Jakub Kolenatý
 1978 The Woman Across the Way
Mann im Trenchcoat
 1977 Modrá planeta
Ing. Pavlík
 1977 The Apple Game
MUDr. Josef John
 1972 Straw Hat
Singer Nissardi
 1970 Nevesta
 1969 Houslista (Short)
 1969 Larks on a String
Convict (uncredited)
 1969 The Cremator
Dvorák
 1968 Capricious Summer
Arnostek (Tightrope Walker)
 1968 Dita Saxová
Herbert Lagus
 1967 Hotel for Strangers
Pot-boy
 1966 Flám
Brýlatý Mladík
 1966 Closely Watched Trains
Dr. Brabec (uncredited)
 1966 Volejte Martina
Strázmistr VB
 1966 Searching
Dohnal
 1965 Nobody Will Laugh
Goldman
 1965 Pearls of the Deep
Bicyclist (segment "Smrt pana Baltazara")
 1965 Pension pro svobodné pány (TV Movie)
Halibut
 1965 If a Thousand Clarinets
Deserter Schulze
 1964 Courage for Every Day
Jarduv kolega
 1964 Obzalovaný
obhájce Frantisek Horácek
 1964 Place in the Crowd
Tajemník CSM Bohous (segment "Jak se kalí ocel")
 1962 Strop (Short)
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Czech dubbing version of Le corps de Diane (1969) - director. See more »

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[on censorship] Censorship was not invented by the communists. Through all cultural history there is censorship. Of course, if you are not adult enough, your parents tell you what you can do or what you can say, and when you are an adult, you know for yourself and you don't need parents to tell you. Censorship is the parents. Now, unfortunately society is not adult enough, and that's a problem. ... See more »

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Worked as an actor as well as a film director. See more »

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