Won 2 Oscars.
Another 10 wins & 11 nominations.
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"Big Jane". Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2001. ISBN 2070417603
2 Biographical Movies |
3 Print Biographies |
4 Interviews |
1 Article |
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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I don't make movies intellectually, I don't make movies to make a point, I make movies to tell stories about people.
In 1981, he wrote "Proud Dreamer," a screenplay about the life of gangster Frank Costello. CBS turned the script down because he asked for too much money to shoot it; the film was never produced. Rumor has it that Cimino sold this screenplay elsewhere, and that it ultimately became the movie Mobsters
(1991), but that remains unsubstantiated.
Striking visual style: Painterly compositions, jittery tracking shots, and wide vista establishing shots that emphasize the earth/nature (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), Desperate Hours (1990), The Sunchaser (1996)).