Zdeněk Svěrák

Born in March 28th, 1936

From Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]

Zdeněk Svěrák Biography

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.

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Zdeněk Svěrák Filmography

Kooky Poster
May 19, 2010
Empties Poster
April 24, 2008
Dark Blue World Poster
December 28, 2001
Kolya Poster
May 15, 1996
Accumulator 1 Poster
April 4, 1994
Secluded, Near Woods Poster
December 9, 1976
Marecek, Pass Me the Pen! Poster
November 11, 1976