Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

This is filmmaker Michael Cimino, who is in the midst of a revival of Heaven's Gate, which he directed 32 years ago. He is 73 years old. That photograph was taken yesterday at the Venice Film Festival. Here's a gallery of his face getting more and more horrible as time, and surgery after surgery, take their gruesome toll.

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

Cimino in 1979

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2001

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2002

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2007

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2008

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2010

Heaven's Gate Filmmaker Michael Cimino's Face Is a Real-Life Benjamin Button Nightmare

2012

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