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Michael Cimino

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 02/03/1939 († 77, 07/02/2016) | New York City, New York, USA
Michael Cimino ( chi-MEE-noh; February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and author. He gained fame as the director of The Deer Hunter (1978), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and earned him Best Director. However, Cimino's reputation would be tarnished by his follow-up Heaven's Gate (1980) that was widely panned by critics and became one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time. Born in New York City, he graduated with a BA in graphic arts from Michigan State University in 1959 and a BFA and MFA from Yale University in 1961 and 1963. Cimino began his career filming commercials and moved to Los Angeles to take up screenwriting in 1971. After co-writing the scripts of Silent Running (1972) and Magnum Force (1973), he wrote the preliminary script Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Clint Eastwood read the script and sent ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Cimino

Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Globe Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

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Movies with Michael Cimino as Actor(1)

as himself2012 A Special Day

Movies with Michael Cimino as Crew(20)

Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Directing/Director1996 The Sunchaser
Production/Producer1996 The Sunchaser
Directing/Director1990 Desperate Hours
Production/Producer1990 Desperate Hours
Directing/Director1987 The Sicilian
Production/Producer1987 The Sicilian
Crew/Thanks1986 Platoon
Directing/Director1985 Year of the Dragon
Writing/Screenplay1985 Year of the Dragon
Directing/Director1980 Heaven's Gate
Writing/Screenplay1980 Heaven's Gate
Writing/Screenplay1979 The Rose
Writing/Screenplay1978 The Deer Hunter
Directing/Director1978 The Deer Hunter
Production/Producer1978 The Deer Hunter
Directing/Director1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Writing/Screenplay1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Writing/Screenplay1973 Magnum Force
Writing/Screenplay1972 Silent Running

Full Name: Michael Cimino
Born: Friday, 02/03 1939 (February) in New York City
Died: Saturday, 07/02 2016 (July) in Los Angeles (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Yale University, Yale School of Art, Michigan State University
Michael Cimino frequently works together with these people:
Takeshi Kitano (5x, Actor)
Oliver Stone (4x, Crew)
Wong Kar-wai (4x, Crew)
Nanni Moretti (4x, Crew)
Aki Kaurismäki (4x, Crew)
David Mansfield (4x, Crew)
James J. Klinger (4x, Crew)
Victoria Paul (3x, Crew)
Vilmos Zsigmond (3x, Crew)
Elia Suleiman (3x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Michael Cimino (US)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:109914, Added: 06/27/2018, Last updated: 11/06/2020