Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Director Milos Forman Dies At 86

Forman won a Best Director Oscar for Forman won a Best Director Oscar for"The People v. Larry Flint
Ginger Lopez | 14 April, 2018, 22:14

Czech-born director Milos Forman known for his Academy Award-winning films "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" has passed away at the age of 86.

Among the collegians who was admiring his work back then was Michael Douglas, then a University of California Santa Barbara student, who would hire Forman to direct his long-laboured One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Forman made his Hollywood debut with 1971's Taking Off, which received the Grand Priz at the Cannes Film Festival but was critically panned and failed at the box office.

Antonio Banderas, who has said he was inspired to become an actor when he watched Forman's 1979 musical Hair, described him as a "genius of cinematography and master in the portrayal of the human condition".

In this file photo taken on October 09, 2009 Czech-born United States film director Milos Forman poses in Paris.

His father died at Buchenwald while his mother was killed in Auschwitz after both of them were accused of taking part in an anti-Nazi resistance. The film about Mozart earned 11 nominations and eight Oscars, including director and best picture.




Three years later while Forman was in bed with a fever, the Gestapo intruded again, this time at the family home. "And right there after the show, I met for the first time Peter Shaffer, and I told him that if he would ever consider making a movie, I would be very interested".

"I explained I wanted to make the film because to me it was not just literature but real life, the life I lived in Czechoslovakia from my birth in 1932 until 1968", Forman told the Directors Guild of America.

Forman won a Best Director Oscar for "The People v. Larry Flint."

Never prolific, Forman's output slowed even more after "Amadeus", and his three subsequent films were disappointments.

Forman was married to actresses Jana Brejchova and Vera Kresadlova, having twin boys with the latter. Aspland said Forman's wife, Martina, notified him of the death. The two had another set of twins, who the director named after Andrew Kaufman and Jim Carrey.

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