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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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I think some people think that I'm totally nuts. Some think I'm a druggie. They say I had $50,000 in my budget for Heaven's Gate (1980) allocated to cocaine. They say I'm an alcoholic. I'm not, despite rumors to the contrary. All the things people think I am, I'm not. That's why I never answer them in the press, because they're ridiculous. And some of them are pretty wild. They've said everything... See more »

Trivia:

Cimino adapted the Andre Malraux novel "Man's Fate" and to be shot in Shanghai with Johnny Depp, Daniel Day-Lewis, John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, and Alain Delon. Years earlier, Fred Zinnemann had done pre-producton work and had gone through considerable rehearsal with his cast when the plug was pulled by MGM just prior to the beginning of principle photography. See more »

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

Nickname:

The Ayatollah

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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