Miloš Forman

18 Feb 1932

Director, Actor, Writer

Born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, on February 18, 1932, a young 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.

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Filmography (19 titles)

(movie, 2011)
···Les bien-aimés
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Role: Actor (as Jaromil Passer)
(movie, 2009)
···Dobre placená procházka
Genre: Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 2006)
···Goya's Ghosts
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2000)
···Keeping the Faith
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Father Havel)
(movie, 1999)
···Man on the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Drawn from Memory
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1989)
···Valmont
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Heartburn
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dimitri)
(movie, 1984)
7.5Amadeus
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···Hair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1967)
···Horí, má panenko
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···Dobre placená procházka
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Role: Director
(movie, 1965)
···Lásky jedné plavovlásky
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1964)
···Cerný Petr
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director