Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1932-02-18

Day of Death 2018-04-13

Place of Birth Čáslav, Československo

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Also Known As

  • Milos Forman

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2009 A Walk Worthwhile Director
2006 Goya's Ghosts Director
1999 Man on the Moon Director
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Director
1989 Valmont Director
1984 Amadeus Director
1981 Ragtime Director
1979 Hair Director
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Director
1973 Visions of Eight Director
1971 Taking Off Director
1971 I Miss Sonja Henie Director
1967 The Firemen's Ball Director
1965 Loves of a Blonde Director
1964 Black Peter Director
1964 Audition/Talent Competition Director
1958 Puppies First Assistant Director

Acting

2019 Forman vs. Forman as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond as Himself
2014 Olga
2014 Chaplin - The Legend of the Century
2012 Milos Forman Taking Off in America as Miloš Forman
2011 Beloved as Jaromil
2011 Once Upon a Time... One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2011 Mark Donskoy, King and Jester
2011 Carrière, 250 Meters as Himself
2010 Miloš Forman as Miloš Forman
2009 Miloš Forman - What Doesn't Kill You…
2009 Life and Film: The Labyrinthine Biographies of Vojtech Jasny as Himself
2009 It Is Hell with the Princess as čert Elrebub
2009 Golden Sixties (1 episode) as Himself
2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons as Himself
2004 François Truffaut, une autobiographie as Himself
2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin as Himself
2002 The Making of 'Amadeus' as Himself - Director
2000 Keeping the Faith as Father Havel
1998 Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life as Himself
1997 Completely Cuckoo as Himself
1990 New Year's Day as Lazlo
1986 Heartburn as Dimitri
1982 Chytilová Versus Forman
1982 Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter as Reader - The Biddle Brothers (voice)
1966 An Occasion to Speak as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Writing

2006 Goya's Ghosts Screenplay
1989 Valmont Writer
1975 Male of the Century Idea
1971 Taking Off Writer
1971 I Miss Sonja Henie Writer
1969 The Nail Clippers Screenplay
1967 The Firemen's Ball Writer
1965 Loves of a Blonde Writer
1964 Black Peter Writer
1964 Audition/Talent Competition Writer
1958 Puppies Idea Screenplay

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