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Miloš Forman is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer American born on 18 february 1932 at Čáslav (Republique tcheque)

Miloš Forman

Miloš Forman
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Birth name Jan Tomáš Forman
Nationality USA
Birth 18 february 1932 at Čáslav (Republique tcheque)
Death 13 april 2018 (at 86 years)
Awards Academy Award for Best Director

Jan Tomáš Forman ([ˈjan ˈtomaːʃ ˈforman]; born 18 February 1932), known as Miloš Forman ([ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman], /ˈmiːloʊʃ ˈfɔərmən/), is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in the former Czechoslovakia.

Forman was one of the most important directors of the Czechoslovak New Wave. His 1967 film The Fireman's Ball, on the surface a naturalistic representation of an ill-fated social event in a provincial town, was seen by both movie scholars and authorities in Czechoslovakia as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism, resulting in it being banned for many years in Forman's home country.

Since Forman left Czechoslovakia, two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, have acquired particular renown, both gaining him an Academy Award for Best Director. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Leading Role, Actress in Leading Role, Director, and Screenplay) following It Happened One Night in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 by The Silence of the Lambs. Forman was also nominated for a Best Director Oscar for The People vs. Larry Flynt. He has also won Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlinale, BAFTA, Cesar, David di Donatello, European Film Academy, and Czech Lion awards.

Biography

Forman was born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic), the son of Anna (née Švábová), who ran a summer hotel. When young, he believed his biological father to be Rudolf Forman, a professor. Both Anna and Rudolf Forman were Protestants. During the Nazi occupation, a member of the anti-Nazi Underground named Rudolf Forman as a member of the Underground while being interrogated by the Gestapo. Rudolf was arrested for distributing banned books and died in Buchenwald in 1944. Forman's mother died in Auschwitz in 1943. Forman has stated that he did not fully understand what had happened to them until he saw footage of the concentration camps when he was 16.

Forman lived with relatives during World War II and later discovered that his biological father was in fact a Jewish architect, Otto Kohn, a survivor of the Holocaust. He has a brother, Pavel Forman, 12 years older, a Czech painter who, after the 1968 invasion, emigrated to Australia. In his youth, he wanted to become a theatrical producer, bypassing theater. Through his biological father, he is a half-brother of mathematician Joseph J. Kohn.

After the war, Forman attended the elite King George boarding school in the spa town Poděbrady, where his fellow students included Václav Havel, the Mašín brothers and future film-makers Ivan Passer and Jerzy Skolimowski. He later studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He was assistant of Alfred Radok, creator of Laterna Magika. During the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in summer 1968, he left Europe for the United States.

Forman's first wife was Czech movie star Jana Brejchová. They met during the making of the movie Štěňata (1957). They divorced in 1962. Forman has twin sons with his second wife, Czech actress Věra Křesadlová-Formanová. They separated in 1969. Both sons, Petr Forman and Matěj Forman, born 1964, are involved in the theatre. Then Forman married Martina Zbořilová on November 28, 1999. They also have twin sons, Jim and Andy (born 1999, named for comics Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman), and reside in Connecticut, USA.

In 2006, he received the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award presented by the Prague Society for International Cooperation.

He is a professor emeritus at Columbia University.

The asteroid 11333 Forman was named after Forman.

In 2009 a documentary film about Forman directed by Miloš Šmídmajer was produced – Miloš Forman: Co te nezabije....

Forman has written poems and published an autobiography called Turnaround.

Best films

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
(Director)
Amadeus (1984)
(Director)
Hair (1979)
(Director)
Ragtime (1981)
(Director)

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Filmography of Miloš Forman (26 films)

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Actor

Beloved
Beloved (2011)

Directed by Christophe Honoré
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Catherine Deneuve, Miloš Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Chiara Mastroianni, Paul Schneider
Roles Jaromil
Rating62% 3.1024153.1024153.1024153.1024153.102415
En 1964, Madeleine est vendeuse de chaussures à Paris. À la suite d'un malentendu qui lui fait envisager d'autres sources de revenus, elle décide de se prostituer occasionnellement jusqu'au jour où elle rencontre Jaromil, un jeune médecin tchèque, et en tombe amoureuse. En 1968, le couple vit à Prague avec leur fille Véra. Au moment du Printemps de Prague, Madeleine découvre que Jaromil la trompe. Elle décide alors de rentrer seule en France avec sa fille.
Chelsea on the Rocks, 1h28
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about cities
Actors Miloš Forman, Ethan Hawke, Grace Jones, Gaby Hoffmann, Dennis Hopper, Giancarlo Esposito
Rating60% 3.0048853.0048853.0048853.0048853.004885
Abel Ferrara rend hommage au Chelsea Hotel de New York, nous emmène dans un fascinant voyage au coeur d'un lieu légendaire qui abrita des personnalités hors du commun telles que Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin ou encore Stanley Kubrick... Traversant les époques, le réalisateur culte de Bad Lieutenant livre un témoignage passionné, délirant dans les coulisses de ce lieu mythique.
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin, 2h12
Directed by Richard Schickel
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Sydney Pollack, Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Claire Bloom, Géraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin
Roles Himself
Rating79% 3.9742453.9742453.9742453.9742453.974245
In chronological order explore the work of Charlie Chaplin and shed light on the controversies related to his personal life.
Keeping the Faith, 2h8
Directed by Edward Norton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman, Eli Wallach, Anne Bancroft, Blythe Chestin Auffarth, Edward Norton
Roles Father Havel
Rating63% 3.1987853.1987853.1987853.1987853.198785
The film begins with a drunken and downtrodden Catholic priest telling his story to a sympathetic bartender (Brian George). Father Brian Finn (Edward Norton) has been dedicated to his calling since he was a child and now shares the duties of a New York parish with an older priest, Fr. Havel (Miloš Forman). Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram (Ben Stiller), best friends with Brian since childhood, is the youngest rabbi at his Conservative synagogue; his lack of effort to find a Jewish wife often results in his mother, Ruth (Anne Bancroft) and other women of his congregation setting him up on blind dates, much to his dismay. The two men show a close bond, even in their professions, where the two are planning the opening of a jointly sponsored community center. In its earlier days, the friendship included a third party. Via flashbacks and reminiscent musings, Anna Reilly (Jenna Elfman) is introduced: she met Jake and Brian in middle school, after beating up a bully who was picking on them. The three became great friends, and enjoyed their childhood together. Unfortunately, Anna's father got a new job that resulted in the Reillys moving to California, and ultimately she lost touch with Brian and Jake.
New Year's Day, 1h28
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Maggie Wheeler, Gwen Welles, Henry Jaglom, David Duchovny, Miloš Forman, Harvey Miller
Roles Lazlo
Rating56% 2.817032.817032.817032.817032.81703
Set entirely inside a New York City apartment on a snowy New Years Day, Drew is a recently divorced, middle-aged Hollywood writer/director who arrives back in New York looking for a path to start his life over and upon arriving at his old apartment, finds three young women residing there until the end of the day. They are the free-spirited Lucy, a multi-career woman and part-time actress who wants to move to Hollywood to start her life over; Annie is a photographer and Lucy's best friend who wants to move to L.A. with Lucy, but is unsure at what she wants to do with her life; Winona is a 30-year-old magazine editor who feels her biological clock ticking and wants to start a family. An assortment of people soon arrive at the apartment for a party where they talk amongst each other about their stance in life in which Drew sees the inspiration from the conversations on deciding to start his life over.
Heartburn
Heartburn (1986)
, 1h48
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Stockard Channing, Jeff Daniels, Miloš Forman, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Dimitri
Rating61% 3.0505453.0505453.0505453.0505453.050545
New York City food writer Rachel Samstat and Washington, D.C. political columnist Mark Forman meet at a mutual friend's wedding and, after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, despite Rachel's reservations. They purchase a dilapidated Georgetown townhouse in Washington D.C. and the ongoing and seemingly never-ending renovations create some stress in their relationship. Rachel, overjoyed to discover she is pregnant, is determined to make her marriage work and becomes a stay-at-home mom. When she discovers evidence of Mark's extramarital affair with socialite Thelma Rice during her pregnancy with her second child, she leaves him and takes their daughter Annie to New York, where she moves in with her father and tries to jump start her career. Mark eventually convinces her to return home, but when it is obvious his philandering will never end, Rachel leaves him for good.

Director

Goya's Ghosts, 1h54
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture, Political films, Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid, Unax Ugalde, Michael Lonsdale
Rating68% 3.4490353.4490353.4490353.4490353.449035
In 1792, Spain reels amid the turmoil and upheaval of the French Revolution. Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård) is a renowned painter, who, among others, does portraits for the royal family as the Official Court Painter to the King and Queen.
Man on the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Paul Giamatti
Rating73% 3.699193.699193.699193.699193.69919
Andy Kaufman's (Jim Carrey) "foreign man" character appears in black and white, declaring that (due to massive editing), this is actually the end of the film, not the beginning. He plays a phonograph record alongside the credits before walking somberly off. Kaufman then comes back, and, in his normal voice, claiming he "had to get rid of the people who don't understand me, and don't want to try," he proceeds to show the story of his life on a film projector, starting with his childhood home in Great Neck, New York, circa 1957.
The People vs. Larry Flynt, 2h9
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about pornography, Films about disabilities, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, James Cromwell, Richard W. Paul, Crispin Glover
Rating72% 3.648723.648723.648723.648723.64872
In 1952, 10-year-old Larry Flynt is selling moonshine in Kentucky. Twenty years later, Flynt and his younger brother, Jimmy, run the Hustler Go-Go club in Cincinnati. With profits down, Flynt decides to publish a newsletter for the club, the first Hustler magazine, with nude pictures of women working at the club. The newsletter soon becomes a full-fledged magazine, but sales are weak. After Hustler publishes nude pictures of former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, sales take off.
Valmont
Valmont (1989)
, 2h17
Directed by Miloš Forman, Thomas Vincent, Philippe Bérenger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Siân Phillips, Jeffrey Jones
Rating69% 3.498983.498983.498983.498983.49898
In eighteenth century France, the Marquise de Merteuil (Annette Bening), a beautiful wealthy widow, learns from her cousin Madame de Volanges (Siân Phillips) that Volanges' 15-year-old daughter Cecile (Fairuza Balk) has been betrothed to a middle-age man named Gercourt (Jeffrey Jones)—Merteuil's own secret lover. Volanges confides in Merteuil that the arranged marriage required that Cecile be raised in a convent to ensure her chastity. Unaware that Merteuil is Gercourt's paramour, Volanges reveals that according to Gercourt, he is having trouble breaking off relations with his "former" mistress who is mentally unbalanced.
Amadeus
Amadeus (1984)
, 2h33
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole
Rating82% 4.149034.149034.149034.149034.14903
The story begins in 1823 as the elderly Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) attempts suicide by slitting his throat while loudly begging forgiveness for having killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) in 1791. Placed in a lunatic asylum for the act, Salieri is visited by Father Vogler (Richard Frank), a young priest who seeks to hear his confession. Salieri is sullen and uninterested but eventually warms to the priest and launches into a long "confession" about his relationship with Mozart.
Ragtime
Ragtime (1981)
, 2h35
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Politique
Actors James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Howard Rollins
Rating72% 3.648473.648473.648473.648473.64847
The film begins with a newsreel montage, depicting celebrities of the turn of the 20th century such as Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, and the architect Stanford White (Norman Mailer), as well as life in New York. The newsreel is accompanied by ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.). The millionaire industrialist Harry Kendall Thaw (Robert Joy), who makes a scene when White's latest creation, a nude statue on the roof of Madison Square Garden, is unveiled. The model for the statue is Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth McGovern), a former chorus girl who is now Thaw's wife. Thaw becomes convinced White has corrupted Evelyn and humiliated him, and publicly shoots White, killing him.
Hair
Hair (1979)
, 2h1
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Donnie Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright
Rating75% 3.7986953.7986953.7986953.7986953.798695
Claude Hooper Bukowski, an Oklahoma farm boy, heads to New York City to enter the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. In Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by George Berger, a young man who introduces him to debutante Sheila Franklin when they crash a dinner party at her home. Inevitably, Claude is sent off to recruit training in Nevada, but Berger and his band of merry pranksters - including Woof Daschund, LaFayette "Hud" Johnson, and pregnant Jeannie Ryan - follow him to give a sendoff. They are met at the base's main gate by a surly MP, who doesn't like their looks and demands that they leave. Accordingly, Sheila flirts with an off-duty Sergeant in order to steal his uniform, which she gives to Berger. He uses it to extract Claude from the base for a last meeting with Sheila, taking his place. However, while Claude is away, the unit is suddenly rallied and flown out to Vietnam; Berger, whose ruse is somehow never detected, is taken with them. The film ends with the main cast singing at Berger's grave, followed by scenes of a large anti-war protest outside the White House in Washington, DC.