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Vlastimil Brodský

Vlastimil Brodský (15 December 1920 in Hrušov – 20 April 2002 in Slunečná[1]) was a respected Czech actor. He appeared in over 90 films, and is considered a key figure in the postwar development of Czech cinema.[2]

One of his best-known roles was as the title character in Jakob der Lügner (1975).[3] He won the Silver Bear for Best Actor for his performance at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] The film was remade in 1999 as Jakob the Liar.[5] He also played the king in the hit children's TV series Arabela[6] and as Alois Drchlík in The Visitors.

His final film role was as a pensioner named Frantisek in Babi Leto (Autumn Spring). This role earned him his first and only Czech Lion (a prestigious film award), for best actor.

Personal life

He was married to Jana Brejchová for 16 years before getting a divorce; together they had a daughter, actress Tereza Brodská. Brodský also had a son, actor Marek Brodský.[1] Brodský committed suicide on 20 April 2002.[3]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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