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Robert De Niro has paid tribute to director Michael Cimino, who died aged 77 this weekend.

The two worked together on the 1978 Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter, one of De Niro’s defining roles. Camino won two Oscars for his work as a director and producer on the film.

The actor said in a statement: “Our work together is something I will always remember. He will be missed.”

Cimino, who directed a total of eight films over his career, died at his home in Beverley Hills, California on Saturday (June 2). Eric Weissmann, a friend and former lawyer of Cimino’s, said he alerted the police after friends had reported him missing. The cause of death has not been determined.

Cimino’s follow-up to The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate, was a box office flop and received poor reviews at the time of its release. In recent years, criticism of the film has softened, with some even considering it the director’s misunderstood masterpiece.

Sunchaser, Cimino’s final feature film, was released in 1996. It starred Woody Harrelson as the lead and Jon Seda and Anne Bancroft. (via NME)

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Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn has suggested he turned down the opportunity to direct recent Bond film Spectre because he didn’t want to compromise artistically.

The Danish director is now working on a spy film called The Avenging Silence with longtime Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. When asked by The Telegraph if this is essentially his version of a 007 movie, Refn replied: “Yeah. Yeah. Well, I don’t know yet.”

Though he did not reveal specific details of his meetings with the Bond camp about Spectre, which was eventually directed by Sam Mendes, Refn added: “I just know this way I can do whatever I want, and that outweighs any money anyone can give me.”

Meanwhile, the director has also revealed he is planning to work with Drive and Only God Forgives star Ryan Gosling again. However, when pressed by Metro for further details, he replied: “I can’t tell you that.”

Refn’s latest film The Neon Demon, which stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves, opens in UK cinemas this Friday (July 8). (via NME)

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Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films. He was best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner.

Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series, and co-created the Ghostface character. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, Red Eye and My Soul to Take.

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The mesmerizing actress, model, writer and director Lake Bell.

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