Michael Cimino (I) (1939–2016)


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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 the Oscar for best film. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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(1978)
Heaven's Gate Writer
(1980)
(1985)
Magnum Force Writer
(1973)

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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 (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)
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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:

Official Site [France]

Alternate Names:

Mike Cimino

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in 2015] I can do a movie basically with two lenses, the 10-to-one [zoom lens] and the 30mm lens. And with the 30mm you can do the biggest landscapes and the most incredible close-ups in the world. See more »

Trivia:

Told "Vanity Fair" magazine in 2000 that his drastically altered looks during his later years were the results of jaw-alignment surgery. During the surgery all of his teeth had to be re-aligned, which altered the shape of his face. See more »

Trademark:

Characters disillusioned with the American Dream (The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), The Sunchaser (1996)). See more »

Nickname:

The Ayatollah

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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