Michael Cimino, the multiple Oscar-winning director-producer of The Deer Hunter whose career later became an infamous cautionary tale after the failure of his 1980 Western epic Heaven’s Gate has died, according to reports from friends. He was 77. The news was made public by Theirry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, who tweeted that…

via Michael Cimino Dies: Director Of Oscar-Winning ‘The Deer Hunter’ And Infamous ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Was 77 – Report — Deadline

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