Biography

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Zdeněk Svěrák (born 28 March 1936 in Prague) is a Czech actor, humorist and scriptwriter. He is one of the most popular Czech cultural personalities. In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1958, he graduated in Czech language and literature at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. He has worked in a wide variety of capacities. His work contains more than 300 musical texts, plays and more than ten movies. Among his film scripts are Kolya (Czech: Kolja, Academy Award winning film) and The Elementary School (Czech: Obecná Škola, nomination for Academy Award), both directed by his son Jan Svěrák. With his close friend Ladislav Smoljak, he created the fictional personality (universal genius, inventor, sportsman, criminalist, poet, writer and philosopher) Jára Cimrman who won the voting for The Greatest Czech in 2005 (only the fact that Cimrman is fictional prevented him from actually winning). Zdeněk Svěrák also founded a charity organization Paraple (in English, "Umbrella") which focuses on helping paralyzed individuals.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zdeněk Svěrák (born 28 March 1936 in Prague) is a Czech actor, humorist and scriptwriter. He is one of the most popular Czech cultural personalities. In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1958, he graduated in Czech language and literature at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. He has worked in a wide variety of capacities. His work contains more than 300 musical texts, plays and more than ten movies. Among his film scripts are Kolya (Czech: Kolja, Academy Award winning film) and The Elementary School (Czech: Obecná Škola, nomination for Academy Award), both directed by his son Jan Svěrák. With his close friend Ladislav Smoljak, he created the fictional personality (universal genius, inventor, sportsman, criminalist, poet, writer and philosopher) Jára Cimrman who won the voting for The Greatest Czech in 2005 (only the fact that Cimrman is fictional prevented him from actually winning). Zdeněk Svěrák also founded a charity organization Paraple (in English, "Umbrella") which focuses on helping paralyzed individuals.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1936-03-28

Place of Birth Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]

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Also Known As

  • Zdenek Sverák

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2017 Barefoot Writer
2016 Operky Screenplay
2014 Three Brothers Screenplay
2009 Láska rohatá Lyricist
2008 Czech Heaven Writer
2007 40 let Divadla Járy Cimrmana aneb Ze hry do hry Screenplay
2007 Empties Screenplay
2004 Afrika Writer
2001 Dark Blue World Story Screenplay
1997 Švestka Writer
1997 Ruffiano and Sweeteeth Screenplay Story
1996 Kolya Screenplay
1994 Accumulator 1 Writer
1994 Záskok Writer
1993 Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin Writer
1991 The Elementary School Writer Story
1990 Blaník Writer
1989 Radovanovy radovánky (13 episodes)Screenplay
1988 An Uncertain Season Story
1985 Dobytí severního pólu Writer
1985 My Sweet Little Village Screenplay Writer
1985 Dissolved and Effused Screenplay
1985 Případ Platfus Screenplay
1984 The Three Veterans Screenplay
1984 Co je vám, doktore? Scenario Writer
1983 Jara Cimrman Lying, Sleeping Writer
1982 Lijavec Author
1981 Waiter, Scarper! Screenplay
1980 The Hit Screenplay
1979 Ball Lightning Screenplay
1977 Long Live Ghosts! Screenplay
1977 30 Maidens and Pythagoras Screenplay
1977 Posel z Liptákova Writer
1976 Secluded, Near Woods Screenplay
1976 Marecek, Pass Me the Pen! Writer Story
1974 Dlouhý, Široký a Krátkozraký Writer
1974 Joachim, Put It in the Machine Writer
1973 Cimrman v říši hudby Writer
1971 Dumb Bobes, or Czech Tarzan Writer
1970 Murder in a Parlor Car Compartment Writer
1969 Hospoda Na mýtince Writer
1967 Akt Writer

Acting

2017 Psaní do nebe
2017 Barefoot as Headmaster
2016 Operky
2014 Three Brothers
2010 Kooky as Hergot (voice)
2008 Czech Heaven as Jan Ámos Komenský
2007 40 let Divadla Járy Cimrmana aneb Ze hry do hry
2007 Empties as Josef Tkaloun
2006 StarDance (3 episodes) as Special Judge (1 episode) as Speciál Judge
2005 Největší Čech (1 episode) as Zdeněk Svěrák
2004 Afrika as Dr. Emil Žába
2004 Daddy as himself
1997 Ruffiano and Sweeteeth as vypravěč
1996 Kolya as František Louka
1994 Accumulator 1 as Fišárek
1994 Záskok as Vavroch
1991 The Elementary School as Fanouš Souček, Edův tatínek
1991 Cimrman sobě
1988 An Uncertain Season
1988 Veselé příhody z natáčení (5 episodes)
1986 Rohy
1985 As Good as Poison as Pavel Hnyk
1985 Dobytí severního pólu as Underground Teacher
1985 My Sweet Little Village as Malíř
1985 Dissolved and Effused as Jelínek
1984 The Three Veterans as ministr
1984 Galasuperšou (1 episode)
1984 The Snowdrop Festival as řidič trabanta
1984 Co je vám, doktore? as Bohouš Burda
1983 Jara Cimrman Lying, Sleeping as Jára Cimrman
1983 Bridal Tour to Jilji as průvodčí
1982 Like Rabbits as otec Dusek
1982 Lijavec as Inspektor starobinců
1982 Calamity as učitel
1981 Waiter, Scarper! as Pařízek
1980 Brontosaurus as Bobr
1980 The Hit as scénárista Jíša
1979 Ball Lightning as Dr. Ječný
1977 30 Maidens and Pythagoras as profesor (uncredited)
1976 Secluded, Near Woods as Lavička
1976 Marecek, Pass Me the Pen! as Šlajs
1974 Dlouhý, Široký a Krátkozraký as Clever-eyesighted
1974 Joachim, Put It in the Machine as podnikový psycholog Klásek
1973 Cimrman v říši hudby as colonel "Colonel"
1971 Dumb Bobes, or Czech Tarzan as Physician
1971 You Are a Widow, Sir as kritik v divadle
1969 Hospoda Na mýtince as Taverner
1969 Stopa vede do Liptákova
1968 Crime in the Night Club as Prokurátor
1967 Vyšetřování ztráty třídní knihy as Teacher
1967 Akt as Dr. Turnovský

Sound

2011 Fimfarum - To the good of all Original Music Composer
1980 Princové jsou na draka Original Music Composer

Directing

2019 Moje svoboda Director

Crew

1976 Dveře Script

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