As Hollywood continues to mourn director Michael Cimino, who died Saturday at the age of 77, several members of the film community have shared their condolences for the Oscar-winning director of films like The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, The Deer Hunter star Robert De Niro recalled his collaboration with Cimino on the 1978 film, which won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
” no filmmaker of his time dreamed bigger than Michael Cimino.
“With his visionary approach and attention to every detail, Michael Cimino is forever etched in the history of filmmaking,” he said.
“In his most iconic work, the DGA and Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter, Michael captured the horrors of war through a personalized lens – captivating a nation in the process.”
English translation: “How sad, Michael Cimino died. Journey to the End of Hell remains a legendary movie to see and see again, forever!”.