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Zdeněk Svěrák

Zdeněk Svěrák

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    • March 28th, 1936
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Zdeněk Svěrák (born 28 March 1936 in Prague) is a Czech actor, humorist and scriptwriter. He is one of the most popular Czech cultural personalities. In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1958, he graduated in Czech language and literature at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. He has worked in a wide variety of capacities. His work contains more than 300 musical texts, plays and more than ten movies. Among his film scripts are Kolya (Czech: Kolja, Academy Award winning film) and The Elementary School (Czech: Obecná Škola, nomination for Academy Award), both directed by his son Jan Svěrák. With his close friend Ladislav Smoljak, he created the fictional personality (universal genius, inventor, sportsman, criminalist, poet, writer and philosopher) Jára Cimrman who won the voting for The Greatest Czech in 2005 (only the fact that Cimrman is fictional prevented him from actually winning). Zdeněk Svěrák also founded a charity organization Paraple (in English, "Umbrella") which focuses on helping paralyzed individuals.

Filmography

Acting (18 Credits)

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2022Betlémské svetlo
2017Barefoot as Headmaster
2010Kooky as Hergot (voice)
2007Empties as Josef Tkaloun
1996Kolya as František Louka
1994Accumulator 1 as Fišárek
1991The Elementary School as Fanouš Souček, Edův tatínek
1985Dissolved and Effused as Jelínek
1985My Sweet Little Village as Malíř
1984The Three Veterans as ministr
1984The Snowdrop Festivities as řidič trabanta
1983Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping as Jára Cimrman
1981Run, Waiter, Run! as Pařízek
1979Ball Lightning as Dr. Ječný
1976Na samote u lesa as Lavička
1976Marecku, Pass Me the Pen! as Šlajs
1974Jáchyme, hod ho do stroje! as podnikový psycholog Klásek
1971You Are a Widow, Sir! as kritik v divadle

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