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Milos Forman
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Birth Date:February 18, 1932
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:Jan Tomás Forman
Birth Place:Cáslav, Czechoslovakia

Occupation:Czech film director, Amadeus

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Milos Forman

Biography:Milos Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as Miloš Forman, is a film director, actor and script writer.

Forman was born in Čslav, Czechoslovakia (now Čslav, Czech Republic) to a Jewish father and a Protestant mother. He was orphaned at a very young age when his parents died at the concentration camp in Auschwitz; his father was imprisoned due to membership in a Czech Resistance group, his mother imprisoned for dealing in illegal grocery trade. Forman writes in his autobiography that both death sentences were issued by a German who had worked for them, and Forman believes he wanted revenge for having been subservient to racially-lower Czechs.

After the war, Miloš attended King George College public school in the spa town Poděbrady, where his fellow students were Vclav Havel and the Mašn brothers. Later on he studied film direction at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He directed several Czech comedies in Czechoslovakia. However, in 1968 when the USSR and its Warsaw Pact allies invaded the country to end the Prague Spring, he was in Paris negotiating for the production of his first American film.

The Czech studio that he worked for fired him, claiming that he was out of the country illegally. He moved to New York, where he later became a professor of film at Columbia University and co-chair (with Frantisek Franek) of Columbia's film division. One of his proteges was future director James Mangold, who had advised the young filmmaker about scriptwriting.

In spite of initial difficulties he started directing in his new home country, he achieved success in 1975 with the adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which won five Academy Awards including one for direction. In 1977, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Another notable success was Amadeus, which won eight Academy Awards. His later movies haven't enjoyed as much success.

Forman's early movies are still very popular among Czechs. Many of the situations and phrases made it into common use: for example, the Czech term zhasnout (to switch lights off) from The Firemen's Ball, associated with petty theft in the movie, become synonymous for real large-scale asset stripping happening in the country during the 1990s.

In 1997 he received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Forman co-starred alongside Edward Norton in the actor's directorial debut Keeping the Faith (2000) as the wise friend to Norton's young, conflicted priest.

Chinese Horoscope for Milos Forman
Includes characteristics and Vices
Milos Forman's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: February 18, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Milos Forman's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: February 18, 1932

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Milos Forman's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: February 18, 2018

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.




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