Ladislav Smoljak biography

Ladislav Smoljak

Actor, Film director

1931 – 2010

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Who was Ladislav Smoljak?

Ladislav Smoljak was a Czech film and theater director, actor and screenwriter. He was born in Prague.

Smoljak tried to study at an art academy but failed the admission process. He went on to study physics and mathematics, and later worked as journalist and scriptwriter. Together with Zdeněk Svěrák he founded the Theater of Jára Cimrman in Prague, named after a fictitious genius. Smoljak wrote scripts and directed several films; these became very successful in the Czech Republic.

He died in June 2010 in Kladno after a long illness.

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Born
Dec 9, 1931
Prague
Also known as
  • L. Smoljak
Children
Ethnicity
  • Czechs
Nationality
  • Czech Republic
Profession
Lived in
  • Prague
Died
Jun 6, 2010
Kladno

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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