Director Miloš Forman left a lasting mark on American and Czech cinema

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      One of Hollywood's most imaginative directors is being fondly remembered over social media.

      This has come after Czech-born Miloš Forman died at the age of 86 in a Connecticut hospital.

      Forman's movies included One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Hair, Man on the Moon, Valmont, Goya's Ghosts, and Ragtime.

      One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won Oscars for best director, best actor (Jack Nicholson), best actress (Louise Fletcher), best picture, and best adapted screenplay. It was based on a novel by Ken Kesey and had a huge influence on public attitudes toward deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill.

      Amadeus won eight Oscars, including best picture, best director, and best actor for F. Murray Abraham. He put in a memorable performance as Antonio Salieri, a far less talented composer and jealous rival of Mozart, who was played by Tom Hulce.

      Prior to moving to the west in 1968, Forman made films in what was then known as Czechoslovakia, including Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen's Ball.