Vlastimil Brodský

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Vlastimil Brodský
Born Vlastimil Brodský
(1920-12-15)December 15, 1920
Hrušov, Czech Republic
Died April 20, 2002(2002-04-20) (aged 81)
Slunečná, Czech Republic
Occupation Actor
Years active 1944-2001
Vlastimil Brodský (1975)

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[edit]

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]


  1. ^ a b Vlastimil Brodský at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Vlastimil BRODSKÝ". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  3. ^ a b Yurkovksy, Andrew (2002-05-13). "Vlastimil Brodsky: A Dog's Life". World Press Review. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Berlinale 1975: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Movie connections for Jakob the Liar (1999)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  6. ^ Arabella at the Internet Movie Database

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