Oscar-winning film director Milos Forman has died.
His wife told Czech media that he had passed away in Connecticut yesterday. Forman was a Czech native who forged a prolific film career after emigrating to the U.S. in the late 60s.
Known for his subversive edge, Forman hit it big in 1975 with his film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which won five Oscars. Amadeus, filmed in his home country of Czechoslovakia, went on to win eight Oscars in 1985.
And he won another Oscar for The People vs. Larry Flynt in 1996. He later served as a professor of film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Below is Jack Nicholson and the final scene of Cuckoo’s Nest. Two of the many memorable scenes in a great film.
Milos Foreman was 86.
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