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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Academy of Performing Arts in Prague alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Academy of Performing Arts in Prague are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Everything from Miloš Forman to Emir Kusturica is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Academy of Performing Arts in Prague?” and “Which celebrities are Academy of Performing Arts in Prague alumni?”
Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague Alumni
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Václav Havel was a Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia in 41 years. He then served as the first president of the Czech Republic after the Czech-Slovak split. Within Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs. His educational opportunities limited by his bourgeois background, Havel first rose to prominence within the Prague theater world as a playwright. Havel used the absurdist style in works such as The Garden Party and The Memorandum to critique communism. After participating in Prague Spring and being blacklisted after the invasion of Czechoslovakia, he ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1936-2011)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

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Milan Kundera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague Alumni
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Milan Kundera is the most recognized Czech-born living writer, and one of the world's best-known authors. He has lived in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores." Kundera's best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His books were banned by the Communist regime of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the Velvet Revolution of 1989. He lives virtually incognito and rarely speaks to the media. A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been nominated on several occasions. ...more

Age: 89

Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

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Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague Alumni
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Jan Švankmajer is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, and many others. ...more

Age: 83

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

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Miloš Forman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague Alumni
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Jan Tomáš Forman, known as Miloš Forman, is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in the former Czechoslovakia. Forman was one of the most important directors of the Czechoslovak New Wave. His 1967 film The Fireman's Ball, on the surface a naturalistic representation of an ill-fated social event in a provincial town, was seen by both movie scholars and authorities in Czechoslovakia as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism, resulting in it being banned for many years in Forman's home country. Since Forman left Czechoslovakia, two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, have acquired particular renown, ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Čáslav, Czech Republic

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