Oscar best director Michael Cimino dies

Oscar best director Michael Cimino dies at age 77

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Michael Cimino, Oscar best director winner for his seminal Vietnam War drama “The Deer Hunter”, has died at the age of 77 in Los Angeles.

michael-cimino-20160704

His body was found by police Saturday at his home after friends said they were unable to reach him by phone, Xinhua reported.

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s website, Cimino died on Thursday at his residence, but the office did not give the reason of death, pending further investigation.

Cimino was born in New York City on February 3, 1939. He directed eight films in his career.

In 1979, Cimino won an Oscar and a Golden Globe best director award for “The Deer Hunter”, which also won four other Oscars including Best Picture.

Some film makers expressed their appreciation for Cimino after he passed away.

“Our work together is something I will always remember. He will be missed,” actor Robert De Niro said in a statement Saturday.

“I wish I had paid tribute to Michael Cimino while he was alive, ” tweeted William Friedkin, who directed the landmark 1970s films “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist.”

“He was an important and masterful film maker. We will always have his work.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here