Miloš Forman

Film Director / Film Producer / Actor / Playwright / Screenwriter | * 02/18/1932 († 86, 04/13/2018) | Čáslav (Czechoslovakia)
Jan Tomáš "Miloš" Forman (Czech: [ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman]; 18 February 1932 – 13 April 2018) was a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor who rose to fame in his native Czechoslovakia before emigrating to the United States in 1968. Forman was an important figure in the Czechoslovak New Wave. Film scholars and Czechoslovak authorities saw his 1967 film The Firemen's Ball as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism. The film was initially shown in theatres in his home country in the more reformist atmosphere of the Prague Spring, however it was later banned by the Communist government after the invasion by the Warsaw Pact countries in 1968. Forman was subsequently forced to leave Czechoslovakia for the United States, where he continued making films, gaining wider critical and financial success. In 1975, he directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) starring Jack Nicholson as a patient in a mental institution. The film received widespread acclaim, and was the second in history to win all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor in Leading Role, an... ()
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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 | Comedies | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Miloš Forman

Medal of Merit (Czech Republic) Directors Guild of America Awards 2x Academy Award for Best Director 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 European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award BAFTA Award for Best Direction 3x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Miloš Forman as Actor(37)

as Himself (archive footage)2019 Forman vs. Forman
as himself2014 Olga
as Jaromil2011 Beloved
as himself2011 Carrière, 250 Meters
as čert Elrebub2009 It Is Hell with the Princess
as himself2008 Chelsea on the Rocks
as himself2007 Fog City Mavericks
as himself2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
as Himself - Director2002 The Making of 'Amadeus'
as Father Havel2000 Keeping the Faith
as himself1997 Who Is Henry Jaglom?
as himself1997 Completely Cuckoo
as Self (voice)1995 Drawn From Memory
as Lazlo1990 New Year's Day
as Dimitri1986 Heartburn
as himself1985 The Statue of Liberty
as Reader - The Biddle Brothers (voice)1982 Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter
as himself1966 An Occasion to Speak

TV Shows/Series with Miloš Forman as Actor(2)

as himself2009 Golden Sixties
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Miloš Forman as Crew(33)

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 Sonia Henie
Writing/Writer1971 I Miss Sonia 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
Writing/Story1964 Black Peter
Directing/Director1964 Audition/Talent Competition
Writing/Writer1964 Audition/Talent Competition
Directing/First Assistant Director1958 Puppies
Writing/Screenplay1958 Puppies
Writing/Idea1958 Puppies
Writing/Story1958 Puppies
Directing/Assistant Director1957 Vintage Car
Writing/Screenplay1955 Nechte to na mně

Born: Thursday, 02/18 1932 (February) in Čáslav (Czechoslovakia)
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, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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"
Miloš Forman frequently works together with these people:
Jeb Aveldson (29x, Actor)
Vincent Schiavelli (8x, Actor)
Saul Zaentz (8x, Crew)
Ivan Passer (7x, Crew)
Michael Douglas (6x, Actor)
Oldřich Nový (5x, Actor)
Vladimír Mácha (5x, Crew)
Miroslav Hájek (5x, Crew)
Bob Elliott (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2285, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/17/2021