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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 e.g. the Oscar for the ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 (uncredited)
 1978 The Deer Hunter (story)
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (written by)
 1973 Magnum Force (screenplay)
 1972 Silent Running (written by - as Mike Cimino)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Big Jane". Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2001. ISBN 2070417603

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mike Cimino

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't make movies intellectually, I don't make movies to make a point, I make movies to tell stories about people. See more »

Trivia:

Among the Cimino dream projects that have stalled in development: An adaptation of The Fountainhead; a bipoic on Dostoevsky; an adaptation of the novel The Yellow Jersey (a bicycle marathon-themed novel that at one time reportedly caught the interest of Dustin Hoffman); an adaptation of the Andre Malraux novel Man's Fate; a film about the Tour de France; an adaptation of Crime and Punhisment. See more »

Trademark:

Sudden bursts of violence in seemingly tranquil or naturalistic settings (the church shootout early in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Vietnam war fighting in the jungle in The Deer Hunter (1978), mob attacks in Chinatown in Year of the Dragon (1985), kidnapping of a family in the suburban home of Desperate Hours (1990)). See more »

Nickname:

The Ayatollah

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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