Died Milos Forman

Died in USA Czech producer and two-time winner of the award «Oscar» Milos Forman. This was his wife Martin told news Agency CTK.

«He went peacefully, surrounded by family and friends,» she added.

Foreman died Friday at the age of 86 years, after a short illness.

Milos Forman was born in Caslav (Czech Republic). His parents died during the second world war: father arrested for distributing banned literature in the camp of Buchenwald, and her mother in Auschwitz.

«My parents were arrested by Nazis during the war, when I was eight years old. — recalled the Director Then said to me: your parents in a concentration camp, don’t worry, they’ll be back soon and all will be well. The only camp I knew was a scout. <…> Then someone came and said: «Milos, your mother is dead». But this phrase did not change anything in my life. Mother wasn’t there for two years. <…> This phrase caught up with me much later, after the war, when I grew up and suddenly started another way to think about the things that happen around.»

As she told Forman, in his autobiography, after the war he learned that his biological father was Otto Kohn , an architect, emigrated in the ‘ 40s in the United States. The Director followed the example of Kona and moved to America in 1968, after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Worldwide fame Milos Forman brought the film «Black Peter«. It was followed by the controversial «Ball of fire«, almost immediately banned in the homeland of the Director, and taken in exile «Separation» and «Hair«.

In 1975, Forman moved to the screen the famous novel by Ken Kesey «one Flew over the cuckoo’s nest«. Despite the fact that Kesey was unhappy with the adaptation, the tape became a hit and won 5 awards «Oscar» — including best film and Director. Following the Oscar Forman got 9 years later, in 1984, thanks to «Amadeus«, the life story of Mozart through the eyes of his rival Salieri. Just the picture got 8 awards of the film Academy.

The latest work of Director miloš Forman shot of steel in 2006’s «Goya’s Ghosts«.

«I consider every film as a biography, he said about his work — regardless of that biography if it existed, human or imaginary».