Zdeněk Svěrák

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Zdeněk Svěrák
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Zdeněk Svěrák
Born (1936-04-28) 28 April 1936 (age 78)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968 – present

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.[1]

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[edit]

Acting[edit]

Year Title Role English title
2010 Kuky se vrací Captain von Hergot (voice) Kooky
2007 Vratné lahve Josef Tkaloun Empties
1996 Kolja František Louka Kolya
1994 Akumulátor 1 Fišárek: a natural healer Accumulator 1
1991 Obecná škola Fanouš Souček, Eda's father The Elementary School
1988 Nejistá sezóna Rybník An Uncertain Season
1986 Rohy Narrator The Horns
1985 Jak básníci přicházejí o iluze Doc. Zajíc How Poets Are Losing Their Illusions
Jako jed Pavel Hnyk As Good as Poison
Vesničko má středisková Ryba My Sweet Little Village
1984 Tři veteráni ministr/Minister Three Veterans
Co je vám, doktore? Bohouš Burda What's Up Doc?
Rozpuštěný a vypuštěný Jelinek Dissolved and Effused
Slavnosti sněženek Trabi Driver The Snowdrop Festival
1983 Jára Cimrman ležící, spící (as Zdeněk Svěrák and Collective) Jára da Cimrman Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping
1982 Jako zajíci Dušek Like Rabbits
Prdečný pozdrav ze zeměkoule scientist who looks for prof. Cimrman Hearty greetings from Earth
1981 Kalamita Teacher Calamity
V podstatě jsme normální
1980 Brontosaurus Bobr
Trhák Screenwriter Jíša The Hit
Vrchní, prchni! Pařízek Run Waiter Run
1979 Kam nikdo nesmí Where nobody can enter
1978 Kulový blesk Dr. Ječný Ball Lightning
1977 30 panen a Pythagoras Teacher Thirty maidens and Pythagoras
1976 Marečku, podejte mi pero! Šlajs Marecek, Pass Me the Pen!
Na samotě u lesa Oldřich Lavička Seclusion Near a Forest
1974 Jáchyme, hoď ho do stroje! Klasek Joachim, Put It in the Machine
1970 Lucie a zázraky Lucie and the Miracles
Pane, vy jste vdova! Critic You Are a Widow, Sir
1969 Skřivánci na niti (as Václav Svěrák) Delegate URO Larks on a String
1968 Zločin v šantánu Procurator Crime in a Music Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1989 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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