Miloš Forman, director of ‘Amadeus’ and ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, dies at 86

Milos Forman

Czech-born director Milos Forman known for his Academy Award-winning films ‘Amadeus’ and ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ has passed away at the age of 86.

Forman, a respected figure in the cinema redefined the world of film with this two films ‘The Loves of a Blonde’ and  ‘The Firemen’s Ball’ during the peak of the Czechoslovak New Wave in the 1960s. Both of the films received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign language film and put Forman on the map of cinema forever. But this was only the beginning for the fresh Czech who later moved to the US to direct Academy Award-winning films ‘Amadeus’ and ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’. Both claiming the award for Best Picture.

As a director, Forman brought out terrific performances from several of the greatest actors like Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and F. Murray Abraham, all who landed an Academy Award win for Best Acting. His films have become iconic to many filmgoers and look to stand the test of time with their ferocious stories and characters.

Forman passed away on Friday in the US after a short illness, his wife, Martina, told Czech news agency CTK.