>> Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has died at the age of 86. The Czech-born movie director, turned US citizen, passed away in Connecticut on Friday after a short illness. Foreman fled to the US after the communist crackdown on the Prague Spring uprising in 1968.
He went on direct Cuckoo's Nest which earned five Oscars in 1976. And his 1984 film Amadeus, a feverish tale about the life of Mozart earned another eight Oscars. His other notable work includes the rock musical Hair, Ragtime and The People Versus Larry Flint.>> I'm deeply honored that the Festival accepted the film for what it is.
>> Married three times, Forman met his third wife, Martina, a writer in Prague in the 1990s. He's a father to two sets of twin boys with his second and third wives. His wife, Martina, told a Czech news agency that his departure was calm and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends.