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Michael Cimino


Born - 3 February 1939, New York City, USA
Died - 2 July 2016

Diminutive, cherubic, dark-haired American director who saw his promising career implode after winning an Oscar for his second film, The Deer Hunter (1978). Following screenplays for Silent Running (1972) and Magnum Force 1973), Cimino made his directorial debut with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). After The Deer Hunter, he shot the ambitious epic Heaven's Gate (1980), but the film was a huge critical and commercial failure. Subsequent work was of only moderate merit: Year of the Dragon (1985), The Sicilian (1987), Desperate Hours (1990), The Sunchaser (1996) and a segment of Chacun Son Cinema in 2007.