Miloš Forman

Crew | * 02/18/1932 († 86, 04/13/2018) | Čáslav, Československo
Jan Tomáš "Miloš" Forman (Czech: [ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman]; 18 February 1932 – 13 April 2018) was a Czech American film director, screenwriter, actor and professor who, until 1968, lived and worked primarily in the former Czechoslovakia. Forman was an important component of the Czechoslovak New Wave. His 1967 film The Firemen's Ball, on the surface a naturalistic representation of an ill-fated social event in a provincial town, was seen by both film scholars and authorities in Czechoslovakia as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism. As a result, it was banned for many years in Forman's home country. After Forman left Czechoslovakia for the United States, two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984), acquired particular renown, and both gained him an Academy Award for Best Director. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest became the second film to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor ... ()
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Born Jan Tomas Forman, Milos Forman lost his parents in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. He studied filmmaking in Prague and made several films in his native country during the 1960s, including his first, Magic Lantern II (1960), before leaving for America. His first American film, Taking Off (1971), received little attention. But the follow-up, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), was an unqualified success and earned Forman a Best Director Oscar. After adaptations of the musical "Hair" (1970) and the book Ragtime (1981), Forman directed the Mozart biography Amadeus (1984), which garnered a second Oscar for directing. He continued to strike gold in the biography genre with the Oscar-nominated The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999), which chronicled the bizarre life of comedian Andy Kaufman.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Miloš Forman

Czech Medal of Merit Directors Guild of America Award 2x Academy Award for Best Director European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award BAFTA Award for Best Film David Di Donatello for Best Foreign Director Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Director Golden Bear César Award for Best Foreign Film Honorary Citizen of Prague 3x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Miloš Forman as Actor(23)

TV Shows/Series with Miloš Forman as Actor(1)

as himself2009 Golden Sixties

Movies with Miloš Forman as Crew(29)

Directing/Director2009 A Walk Worthwhile
Directing/Director2006 Goya's Ghosts
Writing/Screenplay2006 Goya's Ghosts
Directing/Director1999 Man on the Moon
Directing/Director1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt
Directing/Director1989 Valmont
Writing/Writer1989 Valmont
Directing/Director1984 Amadeus
Directing/Director1981 Ragtime
Directing/Director1979 Hair
Writing/Idea1975 Male of the Century
Directing/Director1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Directing/Director1973 Visions of Eight
Directing/Director1971 Taking Off
Writing/Writer1971 Taking Off
Directing/Director1971 I Miss Sonja Henie
Writing/Writer1971 I Miss Sonja Henie
Writing/Screenplay1969 The Nail Clippers
Directing/Director1967 The Firemen's Ball
Writing/Writer1967 The Firemen's Ball
Directing/Director1965 Loves of a Blonde
Writing/Writer1965 Loves of a Blonde
Directing/Director1964 Black Peter
Writing/Writer1964 Black Peter
Directing/Director1964 Audition/Talent Competition
Writing/Writer1964 Audition/Talent Competition
Writing/Screenplay1958 Puppies
Directing/First Assistant Director1958 Puppies
Writing/Idea1958 Puppies

Additional Information

Born: Thursday, 02/18 1932 (February) in Čáslav
Died: Friday, 04/13 2018 (April) in Danbury (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Czech (CS), English (EN)
Educated at: Academy of Performing Arts
Employer: Columbia University
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, scouting
Spouses (current/former): Jana Brejchová, Věra Křesadlová, Martina Formanová
Siblings: Joseph J. Kohn
Father: Otto Kohn
Other names for Miloš Forman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Milos Forman"
"Jan Tomáš Forman"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2285, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019