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".
Forman was born in 1932 in what was then called Czechoslovakia.
Reports stated Forman made the film even after his friends continuously advised him against it saying the story was too American for a foreign director. But this was only the beginning for the fresh Czech who later moved to the United States to direct Academy Award-winning films "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
Forman established his reputation in America four years later with the release of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, featuring Jack Nicholson in the lead. The Movie earned five Oscar wins for best picture, director, actress, actor and adapted screenplay; the first five premium sweep since 1934's It Happened One Night. Forman was painstaking in his choice of film projects, motivated more by passion for the subject than finding a wide audience, although he did direct the film adaptation of the Broadway stage musical "Hair" in 1979.More news: United Nations weighs measure to rid Syria of chemical weapons
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"Amadeus" won eight Academy Awards, including for best picture and for Forman as best director.
In 2009, Forman directed, with his son Peter, a remake of his 1966 film A Walk Worthwhile for Czech television. Forman's manager Dennis Aspland also confirmed the same.
British director-writer Edgar Wright ("Baby Driver") said Forman had left "a tremendous filmography that documented the rebel heart and human spirit".
Fellow filmmakers and fans alike have taken to Twitter to share their admiration of Forman.