Miroslav Ondříček

Miroslav Ondříček (4 November 1934 – 28 March 2015) was a Czech cinematographer who worked on over 40 films, including Amadeus, Ragtime and If.....

Miroslav Ondříček
Ondříček in 2012
Born(1934-11-04)4 November 1934
Died28 March 2015(2015-03-28) (aged 80)

Life and career

Miroslav Ondříček was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Prague, Czech Republic). He studied filmmaking at the Barrandov Studio Training School and began making movies during the Czech New Wave. His first feature film work was on Miloš Forman's Talent Competition. He continued his long working relationship with Forman in the US on such films as Hair, Ragtime and Amadeus.[1]


He is the father of the film director David Ondříček, and was a member of the board of the Film School in Pisek.


Ondříček died in Prague at the age of 80.[2][3]

Selected filmography


Academy Awards (Oscars)

BAFTA Film Awards

  • Won – 1984 Best Cinematography for Amadeus


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