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
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]
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, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy.More Milos Forman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I came for the first time to the United States, visiting, I was absolutely fascinated by New York.More Milos Forman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:11]

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