VeleckÃ½ was a very particular figure of Slovak acting, being antipode to venerated mainstream showbiz celebrities. Although he had never received any formal training in acting, he managed to earn great respect of both filmmakers and audience members.
He performed in some 50 Slovak, Czech, German, Hungarian and UK/US movies, but he will be most remembered for portraying the lead character of MikolÃ¡Å¡ in the Czech movie Marketa LazarovÃ¡.
VeleckÃ½ was born 8 March 1934 in Zvolen. He originally studied civil engineering and worked as a designer for few years. However, since his early age he was attracted by the world of cinema and finally in his 30s managed to get his first major roles.
Practically at the beginning of his acting career, after a few minor films including KaÅ¾dÃ½ tÃ½Å¾deÅˆ sedem dnÃ (1964) and NylonovÃ½ mesiac (1965), he received the role of his lifetime in Marketa LazarovÃ¡ (1966). This experience deeply influenced the rest of his life.
In interviews, he described with gratitude how the director FrantiÅ¡ek VlÃ¡Äil completely changed his way of seeing the world during the long production of this movie.
Despite the impact the role had on the film (widely considered the best Czech cinema) and on his life, VeleckÃ½ would probably be more recognized by Western audiences for his appearances in The Brothers Grimm (released 2005) and the Academy Award-nominated Å½elary (2003).
For most of his career, VeleckÃ½ was free of any theatre company ties except being briefly associated with the Theatre of SpiÅ¡kÃ¡ NovÃ¡ Ves in the 1980s.
During his professional career, VeleckÃ½ was not limited to acting. He was assistant director to Juraj Jakubisko on the film Zbehovia a pÃºtnici (1968) and he applied his talent in fine arts during the 1990s.
VeleckÃ½ died of cancer 5 October 2003 in Bratislava.
FrantiÅ¡ek VeleckÃ½ Biography / Wiki
|Also Know||Fero VeleckÃ½, Fero Velecky|
|Place of Birth||Zvolen, Slovakia|
|Date of Birth||1934-03-08|
|Age(as in 2022)||69|
FrantiÅ¡ek VeleckÃ½ Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|Marketa LazarovÃ¡||MikolÃ¡Å¡||1967-11-24||MikolÃ¡s and his brother Adam end up with a young German hostage of noble blood during a robbery. While their clan prepares for the wrath of the Germa…|
|Palm Sunday||Simon||1969-12-11||Epic recalling the early days of the Republic of the councils….|
|Sweet Games of Late Summer||Rotschild||1970-07-21||Impressionistic film based on a Maupassant story about five friends who fall in love with the same beautiful girl one summer….|
|Stopy na Sitne||JoÅ¾o Truska||1969-01-30||…|
|Nylon Moon||Andrej BardoÅˆ||1966-02-11||…|
|Noc s maÄkou||1970-09-04||…|
|Prince Bajaja||Black Prince||1971-12-17||The hero of this popular fairy tale is a young prince who, after the death of his parents, goes out into the world. During his travels he meets a magi…|
|Love||Petr Brukner||1973-09-21||Sixteen-year-old students of a grammar school are supposed to write essays on “Love”. The class best student Andrea (Jaroslava SchallerovÃ¡) writes ab…|
|Every Week Seven Days||Andrej||1964-08-28||The film could have been a lyrical evocation of the ÄŒSSR’s first generation: the youngsters born during the war, who grew up in a state violently at …|
|Sentiment||2003-11-06||Sentiment is TomÃ¡Å¡ HejtmÃ¡nek’s intimate documentary portrait of the great Czech director FrantiÅ¡ek VlÃ¡Äil. The film was inspired by encounters w…|
|Na konci diaÄ¾nice||1982-01-01||…|
|Unruly Heyducks||1974-12-21||This film, set at the beginning of the 17th century, is the first East-European “Eastern”. Bocskai IstvÃ¡n orders the free Heyducks to shepherd a huge…|
|The Water of Life||ÄŒiernobradÃ½||1987-09-30||A king was dying. An old man told his sons that only the water of life would save him….|
|Sons of Fire||1973-01-01||This poetic film presents the ballad of the boys who turned into stags, by the associative means of music, painting and folk art. At the same time it …|
|PrÃpad pre obhajcu||1964-12-25||…|
|Die gestohlene Schlacht||de la Motte||1972-07-01||…|
|ZloÄin v ModrÃ© hvÄ›zdÄ›||1974-02-22||…|
|SmrÅ¥ chodÃ po horÃ¡ch||1979-01-01||…|
|Another Love||Gambler||1985-01-01||A story of a young student of medicine, who arrives in a small mountain village after being accused for carrying out illegal abortion. The film reflec…|
|The Brothers Grimm||Old Crone||2005-08-26||Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and …|
|Prague Nights||(segment “OtrÃ¡venÃ¡ traviÄka”)||1969-06-06||Prague – mystical city. It was here in the Middle Ages, alchemists and magicians gathered. Rumor has it that the house of Prague hide secret obtain th…|
|Niet inej cesty||1968-09-20||…|
FrantiÅ¡ek VeleckÃ½ Directing Movies
|Movie Name||Job||Release Date||Overview|
|The Deserter and the Nomads||First Assistant Director||1968-12-06||An apocalyptic story of three wars in three film tales encompassing the end of the WWI,WWII, as well as a vision of the world destroyed by nuclear wea…|
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