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
And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever.
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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]
Memories are doing funny things to us.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:29]
Because I just loved to spend two years of my life in the company of Andy Kaufman and other characters.More Milos Forman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And everything is controlled and everybody is a member of some committee, because then their watchdogs placed in the committees can control everything, what this person says or how this person think(s), you know.More Milos Forman quotes [09/05/2011 01:09:19]

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