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Milos Forman (1932–2018)


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 43 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amadeus Director
(1984)
Hair Director
(1979)

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 2007 Semafor: Nejvetsí hity 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)
 1964 Black Peter
 1964 Audition (Documentary)
 1964 If Only They Ain't Had Them Bands (Documentary short)
 1960 Laterna magika II (Documentary)
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Other Works:

Book: Turnaround : A Memoir. Co-written with Jan Novák. New York : Villard Books, 1994. ISBN 067940063XDistributed by Random House. 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 Hair (1979)] I saw the very first public preview on Broadway of Hair in 1967 for some sort of festival or something. I just loved every song. It's one of the three musicals in history in which every song is a gem. The others are West Side Story and Cats. For me, this is my opinion. Usually a musical has one or two great tunes, and the rest is just a film. This musical, every song was a gem. ... See more »

Trivia:

He was raised by parents Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. They were Protestants, but were arrested by the Nazis during World War II after being accused of participating in the underground anti-Nazi resistance (his father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz). As an adult, Milos was told that his biological father was Otto Kohn, an architect of... See more »

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Would frequently cast Vincent Schiavelli See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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