Famed Oscar-winning director Milos Forman passed away last night at age 86. His agent Dennis Aspland and his hometown representative Vlastislav Malek confirmed the news after it was revealed by The New York Times.
The filmmaker shot two films – 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and 1984’s “Amadeus” which won multiple Oscars with both scoring Best Picture and Best Director for their respective year along with several other awards.
Other works included “Man on the Moon,” “The People vs Larry Flynt,” “Goya’s Ghosts,” “Valmont,” and the film adaptations of musicals “Hair” and “Ragtime”. Since the news of his passing broke, members of the film community have been paying tribute to the Czech director across various outlets.
Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and fans. An example of Forman’s work, one of the more memorable scenes from “Amadeus,” can be seen below.