Sunday, July 30, 2017

Miloš Forman

Miloš Forman is a famous film director, screenwriter, actor and a professor at Columbia University.  He was born, in 1932, in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia.

His 1967 film Hoří, má panenko (The Firemen's Ball) was one of his biggest hits although it was banned by the communists for several years.

Fortunately, he was outside of the country during the 1968 invasion.  He became an American citizen in 1977.

He won the Academy Award for Best Director for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus.  He was nominated, but didn't win, for The People vs. Larry Flynt.

Over his career he has won Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs.  In 1996 the Czech Republic awarded him with a Medal of Merit, First Grade, and in 1997 he won a Czech Lion award of his contribution to Czech cinema.

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