Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino

director, writer, producer

Michael Cimino was born on Feb 03, 1939 in USA. Michael Cimino's big-screen debut came with Silent Running directed by Douglas Trumbull in 1972. Michael Cimino is known for The Deer Hunter directed by Michael Cimino, Robert De Niro stars as Michael and John Cazale as Stan. Michael Cimino has got 14 awards and 13 nominations so far. The most recent award Michael Cimino achieved is Locarno International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Michael Cimino plays is To Each His Own Cinema which will be released on Oct 31, 2007.

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 Le Canardeur (1974). But his biggest success was Voyage au bout de l'enfer (1978) which won the Oscar for Best Picture. For another successful film, Le sicilien (1987), he got into trouble with critics when they accused him of portraying as a hero the Italian criminal Salvatore Giuliano.

  • Birthday

    Feb 03, 1939
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


14 wins & 13 nominations

Locarno International Film Festival
Winner - Leopard of Honor
Venice Film Festival
Winner - Persol Award
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