International Tributes Pour In for Milos Forman

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He studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Forman first attracted global 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". The Firemen's Ball triggered an uproar amongst the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The movie clearly hit a nerve, as it was banned in theatres following the Soviet takeover of the country.

In another adaptation, this time from an E. L. Doctorow novel and nominated for eight Oscars, Forman explored the roots of racism in the U.S. via an epic 1900s fresco set in and around NY following a black jazz pianist's experience of deep injustice and his radical rebellion, with fatal consequences. Released in 1971, the film was a comedy about two parents who find themselves in the youth culture movement of the 60s after their children run away.

In 1974, Forman was given a second chance to make an "American" film.

It was there where he gained accolades for the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Jack Nicholson as a criminal in a mental institution.

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies at 86: Czech media

The film received an vast amount of critical praise and proved to be an incredible financial success as well, grossing in $300 million worldwide. Forman's manager Dennis Aspland also confirmed the same. Nominated for 53 awards, the film received eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America award.

However, that wasn't the end of it as Forman went on to win his second Oscar for the 1984 Hollywood film "Amadeus", a biopic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film swept the major Oscar categories and Forman was honored as Best Director. Actor Michael Douglas and independent producer Saul Zaentz sent him an offer to direct a film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

He earned a third nomination for 1996's "The People vs. Larry Flynt", a depiction of the porn magazine publisher's protracted legal fight for First Amendment rights.

Goya's Ghosts (2006), Forman's last feature film as director, is a biography of Spanish painter Francisco Goya featuring Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard and Randy Quaid.

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