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Michael Cimino

1939 - 2016

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Michael Antonio Cimino ( chi-MEE-noh; February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American filmmaker. One of the "New Hollywood" directors, Cimino achieved fame with The Deer Hunter (1978), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in New York City, Cimino began his career filming commercials and moved to Los Angeles to take up screenwriting in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Cimino has received more than 2,235,853 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Michael Cimino is the 122nd most popular film director (up from 125th in 2019), the 826th most popular biography from United States (up from 849th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Film Director.

Michael Cimino is most famous for directing and producing the 1978 film "The Deer Hunter."

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Among film directors, Michael Cimino ranks 122 out of 1,581Before him are Jerzy Grotowski, Sam Peckinpah, Lina Wertmüller, John Carpenter, Peter Bogdanovich, and Michael Mann. After him are Roy Andersson, Marcel Carné, Jiří Menzel, Peter Greenaway, Michael Curtiz, and Aki Kaurismäki.

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Among people born in 1939, Michael Cimino ranks 41Before him are Romano Prodi, Marvin Gaye, Paul Hogan, Ray Manzarek, Kenzō Takada, and Peter Bogdanovich. After him are Henry Mintzberg, Claude François, Michèle Mercier, Phil Spector, Jean-Marie Lehn, and Junko Tabei. Among people deceased in 2016, Michael Cimino ranks 41Before him are Gene Wilder, George Gaynes, James Cronin, Walter Scheel, Hilary Putnam, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. After him are Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, René Angélil, Robert Vaughn, Reinhard Selten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and George Kennedy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Cimino ranks 826 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Mann (1943), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), George F. Kennan (1904), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ginger Rogers (1911), and Kris Jenner (1955). After him are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Melanie Griffith (1957), Estée Lauder (1906), William Howard Stein (1911), Margaret Brown (1867), and Ed O'Neill (1946).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Michael Cimino ranks 36Before him are George Cukor (1899), David Fincher (1962), Sam Peckinpah (1925), John Carpenter (1948), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), and Michael Mann (1943). After him are Mel Brooks (1926), D. W. Griffith (1875), Joel Schumacher (1939), Blake Edwards (1922), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and Ed Wood (1924).