Actor Antonio Banderas also paid tribute to Forman. Genius of cinematography and master in the portrayal of the human condition," wrote Banderas. "Milos Forman has left us.


Director Greg Mottola referenced his teaching career at Columbia.


Immense body of work. He loved beer, tennis, Cannes, he spoke the truth, that's all. Former Cannes president Gilles Jacob described Forman as the "only director who went from the Czech New Wave ('Black Peter') to big American films which won flurries of Oscars ('Amadeus'). Milos will remain dear in my heart," Jacob tweeted in French.
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British director-writer Edgar Wright ("Baby Driver") said Forman had left "a tremendous filmography that documented the rebel heart and human spirit."
We made two movies together and every day spent with him was a unique adventure. American writer-producer Larry Karaszewski, who made two films (including "Larry Flynt") with Forman, said the filmmaker was "our friend and our teacher. He was a master filmmaker – no one better at capturing small unrepeatable moments of human behavior. Milos loved life. I will miss his laughter."


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Homages to the Czech-born filmmaker, who won Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 1975 and "Amadeus" in 1984, began springing up on social media soon after Forman's death Friday was revealed by his wife, Martina.


The death of Milos Forman has triggered tributes to the iconic two-time Oscar-winning director from the film community in many parts of the world.