Tributes paid to director Miloš Forman following his death, aged 86
Tributes to Miloš Forman have been pouring onto social media over the weekend following the news on Saturday that the One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest director had passed away at the age of 86.
Forman will be remembered by most as the director behind the multi-award winning adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel starring Jack Nicholson, which won in all five major categories at the 48th Academy Awards in 1975, but over the course of a career spanning 40 years Forman had amassed an incredible body of work that also included films such as Taking Off, Ragtime, Hair, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flint and Man on the Moon.
Since the announcement of his passing this weekend, those who knew and worked with him, as well as those inspired by his work, have been paying tribute to the late director, including Man on the Moon star Jim Carrey, director Edgar Wright and Samuel L. Jackson.
You can find some of the tributes paid to the late director below...
Milos Forman has left us. Genius of cinematography and master in the portrayal of the human condition. RIP pic.twitter.com/pLcXIeEH9h— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) 14 April 2018
Forever grateful to Milos Forman for putting a brother on in Ragtime in 1980! I learned a ton & hung out with James Cagney, a lot! RIP, you were a Master story teller.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) 16 April 2018
Another great one passes through the doorway. Milos Foreman. What a force. A lovely man. I’m glad we got to play together. It was a monumental experience. ;^) pic.twitter.com/wzgmOibDHs— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) 14 April 2018
Very sad to hear that the great director Miloš Forman has passed away. He had a tremendous filmography that documented the rebel heart and human spirit. I have seen 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' enough times to be able to silently mouth along with the movie. RIP. pic.twitter.com/4QwOHL7tS4— edgarwright (@edgarwright) 14 April 2018
Film lost one of its great true visionaries yesterday - Milos Forman. I will always be grateful to him for telling my story in The People vs Larry Flynt. He was a remarkable man with extraordinary talent. I will miss his presence on this earth.— Larry Flynt (@ImLarryFlynt) 14 April 2018
I still remember the rare images of black life in the early 1900s offered in RAGTIME. Saw it as a teen and recall crying. Howard Rollins, Debbie Allen, Moses Gunn. Directed by Milos Forman. He made many films I enjoy. But I’ll be rewatching RAGTIME today. In appreciation. #RIP pic.twitter.com/QOC1lSvzX7— Ava DuVernay (@ava) 14 April 2018
Just learned the sad new about #milosforman who’s movies are among some of my favorites of all time. A resume that produces both “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and “Amadeus” deserves to be up there alongside the greats. Good bye to an icon. And Bravo. pic.twitter.com/tnNHrEgw8H— Josh Gad (@joshgad) 14 April 2018
Proof that the most brilliant of filmmakers could also be unfailingly kind, generous, humble and loyal. Thank you Milos Forman pic.twitter.com/btUmryxjRr— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) 14 April 2018