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Michael Cimino
Born (1939-02-03)February 3, 1939
Died July 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 77)
Education Yale University
(BFA Painting, 1961;
MFA Painting, 1963)
Occupation Film director · Producer
Screenwriter · Author
Style Striking visual style
Controversial subject matter

Michael Cimino (/ɪˈmn/ chi-MEE-noh; February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American movie director, screenwriter, producer and author. He was best known for directing, producing and co-writing the 1978 Academy Award-winning movie The Deer Hunter, and for writing and directing 1980s financial failure Heaven's Gate.

Cimino was found dead on July 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, aged 77.


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