Michael Cimino

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 02/03/1939 († 77, 07/02/2016) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Michael Antonio Cimino ( chi-MEE-noh; February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American filmmaker. One of the "New Hollywood" directors, Cimino achieved fame with The Deer Hunter (1978), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in New York City, 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 for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), which became his directorial debut, and one of the highest-grossing films of its year. The critical accolades for co-writing, directing, and producing The Deer Hunter in 1978 led to Cimino receiving creative control for Heaven's Gate (1980). The film became a critic... ()
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Michael Cimino (February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for writing and directing The Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate, the latter of which was initially poorly received before being re-assessed positively in subsequent decades.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Cimino

Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Directors Guild of America Awards 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 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(5)

as Self - Subject (archive footage)2022 Michael Cimino, God Bless America
as Self - Interviewee (archive footage)2022 Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend
as himself2012 A Special Day

Movies with Michael Cimino as Crew(19)

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
Directing/Director1978 The Deer Hunter
Production/Producer1978 The Deer Hunter
Writing/Screenplay1978 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, New York (United States of America (USA))
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, Westbury High School
Other names for Michael Cimino (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Mike Cimino"
Michael Cimino frequently works together with these people:
Takeshi Kitano (6x, Actor)
Buddy Van Horn (6x, Crew)
Oliver Stone (5x, Crew)
David Mansfield (5x, Crew)
James J. Klinger (5x, Crew)
Clint Eastwood (4x, Actor)
Wong Kar-wai (4x, Crew)
Nanni Moretti (4x, Crew)
Aki Kaurismäki (4x, Crew)
Roman Polanski (3x, Actor)
Elia Suleiman (3x, Crew)

Other people with this name: Michael Cimino (US)

WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:109914, Added: 06/27/2018, Last updated: 03/27/2023