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MAN ON THE MOON

In a career that has seen him twice awarded the Oscar (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus), MILOS FORMAN (Director) has managed to combine and assimilate the best of European and American filmmaking. One of a handful of foreign directors to achieve international success without being pigeon-holed by genre or nationality, his films celebrate individualism and concentrate on intimate human behavior.

Three actors have won Academy Awards in his films: Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher in Cuckoo's Nest; and F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus.

In 1997, Forman received his third Academy Award nomination as Best Director for The People vs. Larry Flynt, which also starred Courtney Love and was written by Man on the Moon scribes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film also earned Woody Harrelson a Best Actor nomination.

The youngest of three sons, Forman was born in Caslav, a town 45 miles from Prague. At the age of nine, his parents were arrested by the Gestapo and perished in the death camps, leaving him to be raised by relatives. He became interested in theater while attending a boarding school for children orphaned by the war. He found himself especially taken with the comedies of Chaplin and Keaton, and the westerns of John Ford.

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