The Czech-born filmmaker's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "Amadeus" (1984) earned him a deluge of Academy Awards.
The actor has escalated the feud between himself and Fox News over his anti-gun Funny or Die video "Cold Dead Hand" by mocking the cable news channel for the criticism it has leveled against him.
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The comedian, who supports gun control, will probably earn the National Rifle Association's ire by starring in a satirical Funny or Die video that spoofs firearms enthusiasts like the late Charlton Heston, the NRA's former spokesman.
The actor, who is mostly known for comedic roles, took on a serious tone when he used Twitter to focus on the gun debate that has emerged in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.