Miloš Forman (1932) He is a world-famous director and an Oscar winner. Also, he is the father of two Czech actors, twin brothers Petr and Matěj. His parents died when he was young and that is why he was forced to grow up with his relatives. During the normalization he moved to the USA where he presently lives with his family. He indelibly delved into film history thanks to movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest or Amadeus for which he received the Academy Award for direction. His other works are for example the hippie movie the Hair or the movie following the life of Andy Kaufman called Man on the Moon or recently the Goya‘s Ghosts.
Jiří Menzel (1938) Menzel is an excellent Czech director, expert on adaptation of the Bohumil Hrabal’s work, who was a Czech writer. He is also a co-founder of the Czech new wave and Oscar prize winner for the movie called the Closely Watched Trains. Furthermore, his movie My Sweet Little Village was nominated for the Academy Award and belongs with the best of the best in the Czech cinematography. Within his prosperous career he managed to lecture at FAMU, he has written many feuilletons and last but not least, he received the title of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres which means the Knight of art and literature. He became a founder of the Czech cable TV CS Film.
Jan Werich (1905 - 1980) He was part of the inseparable couple with Jiří Voskovec and also the representative of interwar avant garde. Together with Voskovec he worked in Liberated Theatre. During the war they went to the USA and there they were responsible for the contribution for the broadcasting station Voice of America. After they returned, Werich decided to start a Theatre of Voskovec and Werich, where he worked even though Voskovec immigrated to France. Without Voskovec he got help from Miroslav Horníček. Besides theatre he played in several movies like When the Cat Comes, The Emperor and the Golem, Once Upon a Time There Was a King or The Secret of Blood.