Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies aged 86 (Screendaily)

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies aged 86 (Screendaily)

Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director whose films included One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died aged 86, according to Reuters.  His wife Martina told Czech news agency CTK that he died on Friday (13 April) after a short illness. “His departure was calm and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends,” she said.

Forman won the best director Oscar in 1976 for classic One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, which won the top five categories on the night (picture, director, actress, actor and adapted screenplay).

He would win another best director prize for 1983’s Mozart biopic Amadeus, which won eight Academy Awards in total. Read more

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