Milos Forman

BirthDay:

18 Feb 1932

BirthPlace:

Cáslav, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]

BirthName:

Jan Tomas Forman

Bio:

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 became an orphan very early on. He studied screen-writing at the Prague Film Academy (F.A.M.U.). In his Czechoslovakian films, Black Peter (1964), The Loves of a Blonde (1965), and The Firemen's Ball (1967), he created his own style of comedy. During the invasion of his country by the troops of the Warsaw pact in the summer of 1968 to stop the Prague spring, he left Europe for the United States. In spite of difficulties, he filmed Taking Off (1971) there and achieved his fame later with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) adapted from the novel of Ken Kesey, which won five Oscars including one for direction. Other important films of Milos Forman were the musical Hair (1979) and his biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus (1984), which won eight Oscars.
Filmography

Actor ( 55 credits )

The Presence of Arnost Lustig (2013) Himself
Milos Forman, un outsider à Hollywood (2012) Himself
Beloved (2011) Jaromil Passer
Carrière, 250 metros (2011) Himself
To byl nás hit (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Un jour, une histoire (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
My Father George Voskovec (2011) Himself
Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010)
Life and Film (The Labyrinthine Biographies of Vojtech Jasny) (2009) Himself
Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you... (2009) Himself
It Is Hell with the Princess (2009) Erlebub
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)  Film Director / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Golden Sixties (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea on the Rocks (2008) Himself
Generation 68 (2008) Himself
Fog City Mavericks (2007) Himself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005) Himself
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Himself
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) Himself - Director
A Decade Under the Influence (2003) Himself
In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) Himself
Keeping the Faith (2000) Father Havel
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
Bigbít (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997) Himself
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Paskvil (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Behind the Music (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Behind the Scenes: A Portrait of Pierre Guffroy (1992) Himself
Why Havel? (1991) Narrator (voice)
New Year's Day (1989) Lazlo
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Heartburn (1986) Dmitri
The Statue of Liberty (1985) Himself
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Chytilova Versus Forman (1982) Himself
Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982) Reader - The Biddle Brothers (voice)
The South Bank Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Bitte umblättern (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself - Le président des Césars (1 episode, 1988)
Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Apropos Film (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Ein Anlaß zum Sprechen - FAMU Prag (1966) Himself
Tam za lesem (1962) Doctor
Hinter der Leinwand (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Vintage Car (1957) Air mechanic / Assistant of camera
Silvery Wind (1956) Officer
A Woman as Good as Her Word (1953) Young Worker

Producer ( 4 credits )

A Short History of Decay (2014) executive producer
Nomad: The Warrior (2005) executive producer
Way Past Cool (2000) executive producer
Dreams of Love (1990) producer

Writer ( 8 credits )

Goya's Ghosts (2006) (written by) &
Valmont (1989) (writer)
Le mâle du siècle (1975)
Taking Off (1971) (written by) &
The Nail Clippers (1969) (writer)
The Firemen's Ball (1967) (screenplay)
The Loves of a Blonde (1965) (story)
Cubs (1958) (writer)

Director ( 18 credits )

A Walk Worthwhile (2009)
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Man on the Moon (1999)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Valmont (1989)
Amadeus (1984)
Ragtime (1981)
Hair (1979)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Visions of Eight (1973) (segment "Decathlon, The")
I Miss Sonia Henie (1971)
Taking Off (1971)
The Firemen's Ball (1967)
The Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Black Peter (1964)
Why Do We Need All the Brass Bands? (1964)
Audition (1964)
Magic Lantern II (1960)