"The Deer Hunter" made Michael Cimino a wunderkinder; this movie burst everybody's bubble. A three-point-five hour saga of two friends, one a marshal (Kris Kristofferson), the other a drunkard (John Hurt) following a mad leader (Sam Waterston). Heaven's Gate is a skating rink. Christopher Walken ("Nick Chevotarevich") is a stockyard enforcer protecting the cowbell - er, the cows and bulls.
Born into a Hollywood family in 1949, Jeff Bridges began his acting career as an infant. He broke through with The Last Picture Show (1971), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. Bridges went on to star in the popular films Heaven's Gate (1980) and TRON (1982)