Michael Cimino

Director, Screenwriter, Novelist
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Born: 02/03/1939 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (8)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("No Translation Needed") (Director)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Silent Running 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 2015 (Tv Show)

Casting Producer

Food Fighters 2015 (Tv Show)

Casting Producer

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (4)

Kris Kristofferson 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Kris Kristofferson: Songwriter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Clint Eastwood -- The Man From Malpaso 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

50 Years of Action! 1985 (Movie)

(Himself)

Relationships

T. Cimino

Nephew

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1963

Michigan State University

East Lansing , Michigan 1959
(reportedly completed degree in less than three years)

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1961

Westbury High School

Westbury , New York
attended

Milestones

2007

Wrote the screenplay for "Il pianto della statua"

2001

Published first novel, "Big Jane", in France

1996

"Sunchaser", starring Woody Harrelson, shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival; given limited release before heading to video

1990

Directed and produced the remake of the crime suspense drama "Desperate Hours"

1987

Bombed with "The Sicilian"; director's cut, though thirty minutes longer, was considered somewhat more coherent but was also a box-office failure

1985

Directed "Year of the Dragon" which drew wildly different critical reviews; also co-wrote screenplay with Oliver Stone

1980

"Heaven's Gate", budgeted at $12 million and made for $38 million, was a colossal failure leading to the collapse of United Artists

1978

Scored biggest success with "The Deer Hunter"; wrote, produced and directed; won Oscars as Best Picture and Best Director

1974

Feature directing debut (also screenwriter), "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", starring Eastwood and Jeff Bridges

1970

Shared screen credit with John Milius on "Magnum Force", starring Clint Eastwood

1970

Relocated from NYC to L.A. to pursue film career

1970

Feature screenwriting debut, "Silent Running", shared screen credit with Deric Washburn and Steven Bochco

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York.

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Was considered a prodigy at his private schools, but was a rebellious teenager, frequently getting into trouble with the law.

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Served six months in the U.S. Army.

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Worked early in his career on industrial films and commercials.

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