2/3/1939 - 7/2/2016
The Oscars: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Deer Hunter,” died July 2, 2016, according to multiple news sources. His age was believed to be 77.
The news of Cimino’s death was tweeted by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux.
Cimino’s crowning achievement in film was “The Deer Hunter” (1978). Starring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, the movie tackled the effects of the Vietnam War on a band of friends from western Pennsylvania. It won five...