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Michael Cimino

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
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 e.g. the Oscar for the best film. For another successful film he got in trouble: The Sicilian (1987) - critics accused him of portraying as a hero, with his biography, the Italian criminal Salvatore Giuliano. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Picture, Best Director & Nominee: Best Original Screenplay

The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979

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Directing

Writing