STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,351 this week

Michael Cimino (I) (1939–2016)


Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer Hunter (1978) which won the Oscar for best film. ... See full bio »

'Avengers: Infinity War' Battle Bracket

Marvel's greatest superheroes go head to head in an epic brawl, and Black Panther star Winston Duke picks who will reign supreme.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 33 images
updated 11 months ago
 
a list of 198 images
updated 02 Jan 2017
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 people
created 2 weeks ago
 
a list of 42 people
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 32 people
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 31 people
created 10 Dec 2014
 
a list of 34 people
created 28 Feb 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Michael Cimino's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Deer Hunter
(1978)
Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate Writer
(1980)
Year of the Dragon
(1985)
Magnum Force
Magnum Force Writer
(1973)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (9 credits)
 2007 Il pianto della statua (short story "The Wind Sculpture")
 1985 Year of the Dragon (screenplay)
 1985 250.000 Mücken im Pappkarton (TV Movie)
 1980 Heaven's Gate (written by)
 1979 The Rose (story - uncredited)
 1978 The Deer Hunter (story)
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (written by)
 1973 Magnum Force (screenplay)
 1972 Silent Running (written by - as Mike Cimino)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (10 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Les voix perdues de l'Amérique". Paris: Flammarion, Coll. «Pop Culture», co-author Jean-Baptiste Thoret See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Mike Cimino

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the fundamental importance of the director in filmmaking] Vilmos [cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond] and all those guys have built themselves up to be bigger than directors. It's bullshit. Does anyone remember who shot Stanley Kubrick's movies? Do you remember who shot David Lean's movies? No one remembers who shot Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) or ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2001, Cimino published his first novel, "Big Jane". Later that year, the French Minister of Culture decorated him with the honor 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres' and he received the Prix Littéraire Deauville 2001, an award that previously went to Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal. Cimino said: "Oh, I'm the happiest, I think, I've ever been!" He also wrote a book called "Conversations en miroir" ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken and Jeff Bridges See more »

Nickname:

The Ayatollah

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page