Caption: "Academy Awards: 51st Annual," Francis Ford Coppola, Ali McGraw, and Michael Cimino (Best Director).
Writer, Director, Producer
Born: February 3, 1939
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980), Year of the Dragon (1985), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
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 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer Hunter (1978) which won e.g. the Oscar for the ...