Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director, Dies 86

Milos Forman (18 February 1932 – 13 April 2018),  was a Czech American film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in former Czechoslovakia.

Two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, have acquired particular renown, each of which gained him an Academy Award for Best Director. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was the second film to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Leading Role, Actress in Leading Role, Director, and Screenplay) following It Happened One Night in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 by The Silence of the Lambs.

Forman was also nominated for a Best Director Oscar for The People vs. Larry Flynt. He also won Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlinale, BAFTA, Cesar, David di Donatello, European Film Academy, and Czech Lion awards.

Milos Forman Cause of Death

Forman died at Danbury Hospital near his home in Warren, Connecticut, after a short illness on the night of Friday, 13 April 2018, at the age of 86.

Academy Awards

  • 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • 1984: Amadeus.

Golden Globe

  • 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • 1984: Amadeus.
  • 1996: The People vs. Larry Flynt.

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