Biography

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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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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1932-02-18

Place of Birth Čáslav, Československo

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Also Known As

  • Milos Forman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Chaplin - The Legend of the Century
2012 Milos Forman Taking Off in America as Miloš Forman
2011 Beloved as Jaromil
2011 Mark Donskoy, King and Jester
2011 Carrière, 250 Meters as Himself
2010 Miloš Forman as Miloš Forman
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: Miloš Forman 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
1997 Completely Cuckoo as Himself
1990 New Year's Day as Lazlo
1986 Heartburn as Dimitri
1966 An Occasion to Speak as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 A Room Nearby(0 episodes)

Directing

2006 Goya's GhostsDirector
1999 Man on the MoonDirector
1996 The People vs. Larry FlyntDirector
1989 ValmontDirector
1984 AmadeusDirector
1981 RagtimeDirector
1979 HairDirector
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestDirector
1973 Visions of EightDirector
1971 Taking OffDirector
1971 I Miss Sonja HenieDirector
1967 The Firemen's BallDirector
1965 Loves of a BlondeDirector
1964 Black PeterDirector
1964 Audition/Talent CompetitionDirector

Writing

2006 Goya's GhostsScreenplay
1989 ValmontWriter
1971 I Miss Sonja HenieWriter
1969 The Nail ClippersScreenplay
1967 The Firemen's BallWriter
1965 Loves of a BlondeWriter
1964 Black PeterWriter
1964 Audition/Talent CompetitionWriter

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