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Michael Cimino

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Michael Cimino
at an event in 2003
Born(1939-02-03)February 3, 1939
DiedJuly 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 77)
EducationYale University
(BFA Painting, 1961;
MFA Painting, 1963)
Occupation(s)Film director · Producer
Screenwriter · Author
Years active1974–1996 (directing)
StyleStriking visual style
Controversial subject matter

Michael Cimino (/ɪˈmn/ chi-MEE-noh;[1] 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 of heart failure on July 2, 2016 in his bed Los Angeles, California, aged 77.[2]

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  1. Say How? A Pronunciation Guide to Names of Public Figures: "Cimino, Michael" [chi-MĒ-nō. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  2. ""'Deer Hunter,' 'Heaven's Gate' director Michael Cimino dies"". The Washington Post Online. The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2016.

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