Czech Film Director Milos Forman Turns 85

He is the main figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave

Jan Tomáš Forman who is known as Milos Forman (Miloš Forman) turns 85. He is admirable Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, or professor living in Czechoslovakia till 1968. Since the Soviet invasion he is living in the USA.

Milos Forman: The great director of the New Wave

He is the main figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave and thanks to his film The Fireman´s Ball is about ill-fated social event in a little town which was considered to be the satire of Eastern European communism so it was banned for many years in Czechoslovakia.

He is the main figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave

Milos Forman: The films to be mentioned

When he left Czechoslovakia mainly One Flew over the Cuckoo´s Nest and Amadeus made him immortal. They both were given and Academy Award for Best Director and first mentioned won all five major Academy Awards – for Best Picture, Actor in Leading role, Actress in Leading Role, Director or Screenplay. The other films to be mentioned are definitely The Silence of the Lambs. The director was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for The People vs. Larry Flynt and to his awards can be mentioned Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlinale, Cesar, or Czech lion awards.

Personal facts and interesting information about Milos Forman

He was born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia and his parents died during the Second World War. After the war he attended the King George boarding school together with Václav Havel or Mašín brothers, he also studied screenwriting and was the assistant of Alfred Radok. Because of the Soviet invasion in September 1968 he fled to the USA. His first wife was sex-idol Jana Brejchová, however, they divorced in 1962. His second wife was an actress as well – Věra Křesadlová, however, they separated in 1968 and in 1999 he married for the last ime with Martina Zbořilová with whom he had twins.

Miloš Forman movie list


1954 Stříbrný vítr (Silver wind)
1955 Nechte to na mně (Leave it to me)
1958 Štěňata (Puppies)
1960 Laterna magika II
1963 Kdyby ty muziky nebyly
Konkurs (Audition)
1964 Black Peter (Černý Petr)
Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky)
1966 Dobře placená procházka (A well paid walk)
1967 The Firemen’s Ball (Hoří, má panenko)
1971 Taking Off
I Miss Sonia Henie (Short Film)
1973 Visions of Eight
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1979 Hair
1981 Ragtime
1984 Amadeus
1986 Heartburn
1989 Valmont
New Year’s Day
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt
1999 Man on the Moon
2000 Keeping the Faith
2006 Goya’s Ghosts
2008 Chelsea on the Rocks
2009 Peklo s princeznou (Hell with a Princess)
2011 The Beloved (Les Bien-aimés)