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Thursday 13 December 2018

Tributes to Cuckoo's Nest director Milos

DIrector Milos Forman Photo: AP
DIrector Milos Forman Photo: AP

Michael Douglas has led tributes to Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, following his death at the age of 86.

Actors and Hollywood stars have been remembering the Czech-born film-maker, also known for Amadeus (1984), The People vs Larry Flynt (1996) and Man On The Moon (1999).

Edward Norton, Jim Carrey and Mia Farrow are also among those who have paid tribute to the acclaimed film-maker.

Douglas, who was a producer on Cuckoo's Nest, said in a statement: "Sadly, we lost one of the greatest directors in the history of film.

Exuberant

"I had the honour of working with Milos on One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and cherish what he taught me."

Norton, who starred in The People vs Larry Flynt, called the director "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".

Man On The Moon star Carrey tweeted: "Another great one passes through the doorway... What a force. A lovely man.

"I'm glad we got to play together. It was a monumental experience."

Actress Farrow wrote: "Proof that the most brilliant of film-makers could also be unfailingly kind, generous, humble and loyal."

Actor Danny DeVito tweeted: "Milos the magnificent! cest k jeho pamatce (honour to his memory) light a good cigar, raise a drink, and shout HOVNO HOVNO HOVNO!"

Actor Antonio Banderas wrote: "Milos Forman has left us. Genius of cinematography and master in the portrayal of the human condition. RIP."

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus both triumphed at the Oscars.

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