Milos Forman (1932–2018)


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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 45 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amadeus Director
(1984)
Hair Director
(1979)

Filmography

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 2007 Semafor: Greatest Hits 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)
 1966 Jirí Suchý: Nevyplacený blues (Video short)
 1964 Black Peter
 1964 Audition (Documentary)
 1964 If Only They Ain't Had Them Bands (Documentary short)
 1960 Magic Lantern 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Valmont (1989)] We were in the middle of our script already when they announced their version, based on the play. Of course we immediately learned they were rushing into it very fast. With the concept I had, we all knew I couldn't be faster. We couldn't beat them. So, I was expecting a call from the producers saying 'Sorry, Milos, we can't take the risk.' The call came. They asked me, 'Does ... See more »

Trivia:

In Milan Kundera's short story "La pomme d'or de l'éternel désir" (in the collection "Risibles amours"), Martin, the narrator's womanizing friend, introduces himself as Milos Forman to a naive country girl, that he tries to pick up, and claims that the narrator is Forman's regular cinematographer Miroslav Ondrícek [Folio edition, 1987, pg. 75]. See more »

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Would frequently cast Vincent Schiavelli See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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