Ladislav Smoljak

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Ladislav Smoljak
Ladislav Smoljak na Světu knihy 2010.JPG
Ladislav Smoljak in 2010
Born (1931-12-09)December 9, 1931
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Died June 6, 2010(2010-06-06) (aged 78)
Kladno
Occupation Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Years active 1966-2010

Ladislav Smoljak (9 December 1931 – 6 June 2010) 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 (Divadlo Járy Cimrmana, DJC) in Prague, named after a fictitious genius. Smoljak wrote scripts and directed several films; these became very successful in the Czech Republic.

He died of cancer on 6 June 2010 in Kladno. [1][2]

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