Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner Czech-born U.S. filmmaker Milos Forman is an Academy Award winning director whose cinematic successes include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is running a retrospective of his films.
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Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

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Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

Milos Forman, Orphan, Immigrant and Oscar Winner

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Czechoslovakian-born Milos Forman fled Soviet tanks, continuing his film making career in the U.S. Bertil Ericson, AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Milos Forman has won three Oscars for best director and has recently made films in Spain and Germany. Rob Boren/ AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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