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Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saul Zaentz, who won three Oscars after becoming a movie producer in his 50s, died Friday in California, his nephew said.
Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

Mandy Patinkin admits, 'I behaved abominably'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actor Mandy Patinkin admits he earned his reputation for being difficult, but says it was partly because he previously saw direction as criticism.

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Directors' guild to honor Milos Forman

Directors' guild to honor Milos Forman

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Directors Guild of America says it plans to honor Milos Forman with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.

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Atlantic Eye: Czech and American heroes

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former President George H.W. Bush entered the room from the right front of the stage, with former first lady Barbara Bush close behind. "Do I know you?" she said to me with a Cheshire cat grin as she walked by and sat within earshot and kitty-corner at the neighboring table. "We met in Prague some years ago, ma'am," I said. "Beautiful," she said. "We'll have to talk." And she sat down. It was the gala of the American Friends of the Czech Republic at Houston's venerable J.W. Marriott hotel last week.
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Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has agreed to be the host of the 7th Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA said Monday.

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DiCaprio honored at film fest in Morocco

DiCaprio honored at film fest in Morocco

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Martin Scorsese presented his frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio with a Golden Star award at the Marrakesh Film Festival in Morocco.

Ratner, Forman honored in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Famed directors Milos Forman and Brett Ratner were honored for their bodies of work at the 10th annual Savannah (Ga.) Film Festival.

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Stiller movie premieres at N.Y. museum

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Night at the Museum," a comedy starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, had its premiere at New York's American Museum of Natural History.

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Jan Tomáš Forman (Czech pronunciation: ; born February 18, 1932), better known as Miloš Forman (), is a Czech-American director, screenwriter, (sporadically actor), professor and an emigrant from Czechoslovakia. Two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, are among the most celebrated in the history of film, both garnering him the Academy Award for Best Director. He was also nominated for the same award for The People vs. Larry Flynt. He also won Golden Globe, Cannes, Berlinale, BAFTA, Ceaser, David di Donatello, European Film Academy, and Czech Lion awards.

Forman was born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic), the son of Anna (née Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. His parents were Protestants; his father was arrested for distributing banned books during the Nazi occupation and died in Buchenwald in 1944. His mother died in Auschwitz in 1943. Forman lived with relatives during World War II and later discovered that his biological father was a Jewish architect Otto Kohn. He has a brother Pavel Forman. In his youth he wanted to become a theatrical producer, bypassing theater.

After the war, Forman attended King George College public school in the spa town Poděbrady, where his fellow students included Václav Havel and the Mašín brothers. He later studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. During the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops in the summer of 1968, he left Europe for the United States.

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