Maraming Hollywood celebrities ang nagpaabot ng pakikiramay sa yumaong Oscar-winning director na si Milos Forman. Nakatrabaho ni Forman ang mga celebrities na sina Jack Nicholson at Louise Fletcher sa pelikulang One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975. Dito unang nanalo ng best director sa Oscar si Forman.
In 1984, nanalo si Forman ng second Oscar best director niya for Amadeus kunsaan nakatrabaho niya sina F. Murray Abraham at Tom Hulce.
Ang iba pang critically-acclaimed films niya ay Hair, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, Ragtime, Heartburn, Valmont, Keeping The Faith and Man On The Moon.
Kabilang ang Oscar-nominated actor na sin Edward Norton sa nakatrabaho ni Forman at nag-pay tribute ito sa 86-year old director. Nakatrabaho niya si Forman sa pelikulang The People Vs. Larry Flynt.
“Milos was one of my true artistic heroes. Not just because he was a great film director but because of his capacity to sustain an exuberant belief that individual human spirit can triumph over institutions of oppression and his conviction that art can and must play a role in that fight for the health of a society.
“He was an infectious optimist and lover of life, despite losing both of his parents to the Nazis as a boy and then finding his way as a young man and artist under the Kafka-esque oppressions of a totalitarian state,” Norton wrote of the director, who also helmed the Best Picture Oscar-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus.
“And, if you were lucky enough to get to know him and hear about these experiences and how they forged him, you realized that for all the success and privilege that came to him, his own perspective was that he was lucky to simply be alive and free and that he had an obligation to keep using his work to shake his fist in defiance.
“He was my first real mentor in filmmaking and, to this day, I’ve never worked with anyone who matched his wizardry at cultivating the ‘unrepeatable moments’ that made his films so magical.
“The innumerable wonderful memories I have from working with him on The People vs Larry Flynt, having him act in my first film and traveling with him to his beloved Prague remain one of the greatest gifts of my career.”