(FILES) This file photo taken on August 30, 2012 shows US film director Michael Cimino celebrates receiving the Persol Award 2012 during a ceremony at the 69th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS
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Michael Cimino, director of the Oscar-winning Vietnam War film "The Deer Hunter," has died at the age of 77, several sources said late Saturday."The Deer Hunter" received nine Oscar nominations and won five, including best picture and best director.As much as "The Deer Hunter" was a success, Cimino's next film was widely panned as a disaster.United Artists, which had a history of giving film makers a lot of creative leeway, did so with Cimino on the basis of his big success with "The Deer Hunter".Cimino had a budget of about $12 million and about three months to shoot the film for United Artists.Cimino went on to direct four other films: "Year of the Dragon" (1985), "The Sicilian" (1987), "Desperate Hours" (1990) and "The Sunchaser" (1996).
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