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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

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

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Films are home movies of your past. See more »


Received a B.F.A. degree in painting from Yale University in 1961 and an M.F.A. in painting from University of New Haven in 1963. See more »


Casting of non-professional actors in supporting roles ( Chuck Aspegren in The Deer Hunter (1978), Ariane in _Year of The Dragon (1985)_). See more »


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