Oscar-winning director Milos Forman no more
The director of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was 86
Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, has died. He was 86.
He died on Friday in the US after a short illness, according to his wife Martina. His manager, Dennis Aspland, confirmed Forman's death and noted that the filmmaker had a home in Warren, Connecticut.
Forman, the anti-authoritarian director who left his native Czechoslovakia for creative freedom in the US, was also known for two biopics - The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999). He first attracted international attention with features like Black Peter, The Loves of a Blonde(1965) - an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film, and The Firemen's Ball .
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, adapted from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, dealt with life inside an Oregon mental institution. Starring Jack Nicholson as an insurgent patient, it was a sensation at the Oscars, winning in five major categories (picture, director, actor, actress and adapted screenplay).
His Amadeus (1984), starring Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, raked in 11 Oscar nominations and eight wins, including those for Best Picture and Director.