Michael Cimino

Overview

Born
February 3, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA

Died
July 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Michael Cimino (1939 - 2016)

  • director
  • producer
  • writer

Michael Cimino was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He is best known for writing and directing The Deer Hunter, which won 5 Academy Awards including Best Director, and the controversial followup, Heaven's Gate. His films are characterized by their striking visual style and controversial subject matter.