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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Jan Tomáš "Miloš" 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.

Forman was an important director of the Czechoslovak New Wave. His 1967 film The Firemen's Ball, on the surface a naturalistic representation of an ill-fated social event in a provincial town, was seen by both movie scholars and authorities in Czechoslovakia as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism, resulting in it being banned for many years in Forman's home country.

Since Forman left Czechoslovakia, two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984), 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.


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Year Film Oscar noms Oscar wins Director Writer Actor Role
1954 Stříbrný vítr (Silver wind) Template:Yes
1955 Nechte to na mně (Leave it to me) Template:Yes
1958 Štěňata (Puppies) Template:Yes
1960 Laterna magika II Template:Yes
1963 Kdyby ty muziky nebyly Template:Yes
1963 Konkurs (Audition) Template:Yes
1964 Black Peter (Černý Petr) Template:Yes Template:Yes
1964 Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) 1 Template:Yes Template:Yes
1966 Dobře placená procházka (A well paid walk) Template:Yes
1967 The Firemen's Ball (Hoří, má panenko) 1 Template:Yes Template:Yes
1971 Taking Off Template:Yes Template:Yes
1971 I Miss Sonia Henie (Short Film) Template:Yes
1973 Visions of Eight Template:Yes
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 9 5 Template:Yes
1979 Hair Template:Yes
1981 Ragtime 8 Template:Yes
1984 Amadeus 11 8 Template:Yes
1986 Heartburn Template:Yes Dmitri
1989 Valmont 1 Template:Yes Template:Yes
1989 New Year's Day Template:Yes Lazlo
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt 2 Template:Yes
1999 Man on the Moon Template:Yes
2000 Keeping the Faith Template:Yes Father Havel
2006 Goya's Ghosts Template:Yes Template:Yes
2008 Chelsea on the Rocks Template:Yes
2009 Peklo s princeznou (Hell with a Princess) Template:Yes
2011 The Ghost of Munich (unfinished) Template:Yes Template:Yes
2011 The Beloved (Les Bien-aimés) Template:Yes Jaromil

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