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Milos Forman, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' director, dies at 86

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning of the films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus", has died. He was 86.

The Czech-born died in the US after a brief illness, his wife, Martina, told agency CTK, according to The

Considered one of the pioneers of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Forman left his home country in 1968 after his films, particularly "The Fireman's Ball", got in trouble with the administration. He became a US citizen in 1977.

His first American was "Taking Off" in 1971 and he followed it up with "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 1975, which became the second to win five -- picture, director, actor,

Starring Jack Nicholson, the was an adaptation of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel of the same name.

Forman's "Amadeus", a fictionalised biography of Wolfgang Mozart, also swept the Oscars, fetching him his second best trophy apart from registering seven other wins at the 57th

His other notable films include "Hair" (1979), "Ragtime" (1981) and "Valmont" (1989).

He received his last best nod for the 1996 film,"The People Vs Larry Flynt".

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 14:15 IST