Václav Marhoul

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Václav Marhoul
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Václav Marhoul (2019)
Born (1960-01-30) 30 January 1960 (age 62)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor
Years active1991–present

Václav Marhoul (Czech: [ˈvaːtslaf ˈmarɦoul]; born 30 January 1960 in Prague) is a Czech film director, screenwriter and actor. He studied at Prague's FAMU, graduating in 1984. He directed his first film Mazaný Filip, based on Raymond Chandler's books, in 2003. In 2008, his second film Tobruk was premiered.[1] His next film The Painted Bird, based on Jerzy Kosiński's novel of the same title, premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.[2] He also starred in several films such as Gympl (2007), Ulovit miliardáře (2009) and Cesta do lesa (2012).

He is set to make his English-language debut with a biographical film about Joseph McCarthy, with Michael Shannon in the lead role, and co-starring Emilia Clarke, Dane DeHaan and Scoot McNairy.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Tobruk Václava Marhoula má šanci získat Evropskou filmovou cenu". Lidovky.cz (in Czech). 4 August 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ Stejskal, Tomáš (25 July 2019). "Historický úspěch. Marhoulův film Nabarvené ptáče bude soutěžit v Benátkách". Aktualne.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (13 October 2021). "'McCarthy': Michael Shannon, Emilia Clarke, Dane DeHaan & Scoot McNairy To Star In Joseph McCarthy Biopic — AFM". Deadline. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  4. ^ Dalton2021-10-13T14:42:00+01:00, Ben. "Michael Shannon, Emilia Clarke to lead Vaclav Marhoul's 'McCarthy' for HanWay". Screen. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  5. ^ Lang, Brent (13 October 2021). "Michael Shannon, Emilia Clarke, Dane DeHaan Starring in Joe McCarthy Biopic". Variety. Retrieved 24 October 2021.

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