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Ladislav Smoljak

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Ladislav Smoljak
Ladislav Smoljak in 2010
Born(1931-12-09)9 December 1931
Died6 June 2010(2010-06-06) (aged 78)
Kladno, Czech Republic
Occupation(s)Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Years active1966–2010

Ladislav Smoljak (9 December 1931 – 6 June 2010) was a Czech film and theater director, actor and screenwriter.


Smoljak was born in Prague. He 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]





  1. ^ "Odešli Petr Muk, Vladimír Dlouhý a Ladislav Smoljak". tyden.cz (in Czech). 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Zemřel Ladislav Smoljak, jeden z otců Járy Cimrmana". novinky.cz (in Czech).

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