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Milos Forman Dies

Posted 339 days ago | 15.04.18

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Milos Forman Dies

Milos Forman, one of a small number of non-US directors has died at the age of 88. He wonOscars for  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus.

Born in Czechoslovakia, the film-maker, enjoyed  lasting commercial and critical success in Hollywood. He was well-regarded throughout the industry for his documentation of the human condition.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starred Jack Nicholson and won five Oscars in 1976, while 1984's Amadeus won eight. 

Director Edgar Wright was among those paying tribute, saying he "documented the rebel heart and human spirit”. On Twitter Wright wrote: “He was a great director with a tremendous filmography.”

His other English-language films included 1996's The People vs Larry Flynt, which earned him his third best director Oscar nomination, and 1999's Man on the Moon.

Antonio Banderas, who 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".

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