Milos Forman

Milos Forman

Oscar-winning director of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (1975)
Jan Tomas Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as Milos Forman, is a film director, actor and script writer. Forman was born in Caslav, Czechoslovakia and was orphaned at a very young age as his parents died at the concentration camp in Auschwitz for their membership in Czech Resistance group. After war, Milos attended King George College, public school in spa town Podebrady , where his fellow-students were Vaclav Havel and Masin brothers. Later on he studied film direction and the School of Cinema in Prague. He directed several Czechoslovakian comedies before leaving for the United States in 1968 after the Warsaw Pact invasion of his country. In spite of initial difficulties he started directing in his new home country, achieving his first success with the adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975, which won five Academy Awards including one for direction. Source: milos-forman.biography.ms
Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political.More Milos Forman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing.More Milos Forman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:17]
Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:36]
First of all, whoever didn't want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:47]

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