Michael Cimino (I) (1939–2016)

Writer | Director | Producer

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  • Robert De Niro and Michael Cimino in The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Michael Cimino at "The 51st Annual Academy Awards"
  • Christopher Lambert and Michael Cimino in The Sicilian (1987)
  • Robert De Niro and Michael Cimino in The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Robert De Niro, Michael Cimino, and Stephen Kopestonsky in The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Robert De Niro, Michael Cimino, and Vilmos Zsigmond in The Deer Hunter (1978)

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Trivia

The story behind the notorious commercial failure of Heaven's Gate (1980) was told by former United Artists executive Steven Bach in his book "Final Cut: Dreams and Disaster in the Making of Heaven's Gate", first published in 1985. Subsequently the ...


Quotes

Films are home movies of your past.


Trademark

Striking visual style: Painterly compositions, jittery tracking shots, and wide vista establishing shots that emphasize the earth/nature (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), Desperate Hours (1990), The ...


Nickname

The Ayatollah


Star Sign

Aquarius

Personal Details

Born


New York City, New York, USA

Died

(age 77)
Los Angeles, California, USA


Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

2020 Emmy Nominees in Character

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