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Visionary: Richard Linklater to Receive Big Palm Springs International Film Festival Award

43 minutes ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.

Here's the full press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »

- Manny

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The Rise of Gugu Mbatha-Raw

24 November 2014 7:03 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw — whose name is short for Gugulethu, which is Zulu for “Our Pride” — is quickly showing her versatility as an actress portraying an 18th century aristocrat and a hip-hop star over the course of a year. Mbatha-Raw (pronounced em-bah-tah raw) has been highly praised for both roles and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Mbatha-Raw was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and in 2009, she starred alongside Jude Law in Hamlet on Broadway.

Prior to her stint on Broadway, she appeared in various television shows and movies, including Doctor Who in 2007.

She followed her Broadway performance with roles in the 2011 film Larry Crowne, with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and she played one half of the undercover husband-and-wife CIA team in NBC’s Undercovers. The show, executive produced by J.J. Abrams, was cancelled after 13 episodes. She also appeared in the first season of Touch, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Ten Great Performances from Mike Nichols' Films

21 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here. Mike Nichols was a true giant of show business, with a career that lasted more than six decades and sprawled across many different media and genres. Nathaniel's heartfelt eulogy already highlighted the dreamy number of classics he directed and the collaborations with Meryl Streep that resulted in some of her most memorable roles; but Meryl wasn't the only performer whom Nichols guided to career-best work.

Team Experience decided to make a list of ten great performances from Mike Nichols' films; we were truly spoilt for choice. If you want a testament to the man's sheer brilliance and chemistry with his actors, look no further than the missing names from our list. An equally long, equally illustrious alternative list can be made of the likes of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War, Jude Law and Natalie Portman in Closer, »

- Amir S.

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"Gone Girl's" Rosamund Pike To Receive Major Palm Springs Film Fest Award!

21 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!

Pike is joining recently announced recipients Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, and J.K. Simmons. Here's the press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »

- Manny

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The Rise, Fall and Rise of Jennifer Aniston

21 November 2014 4:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the 1990s, Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular actresses in the world. She may not have been blowing up the box office like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock, she was instead the star of the hit comedy show Friends – which had turned her into a household name. So popular was Aniston during this period that he hair even became known as “The Rachel”, a much-requested style for hairdressers during the 90s. The show was watched by millions around the world and has become one of the most celebrated Us sitcoms of all-time, launching Aniston and her co-stars into hot property. Particularly as the show couldn’t last forever and the cast would look to transition to the big screen.

Aniston was no stranger to cinema. She got her first break in the horror comedy Leprechaun in 1993, but would take a break during her first few years on Friends. »

- Luke Owen

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An Intimate Conversation With Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 2:52 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Two years ago, on the eve of his eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, I sat down with Mike Nichols to look back on his remarkable career. During those two-plus hours together at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan, the legendary director, then 80, reminisced about a life of highs and lows that began as a bright-eyed young boy who fled Nazi Germany for America. "I remember everything about getting on the boat in Germany in 1939," Nichols said. "I was 7, my brother was 3, and my father was already in New York setting up his practice as a doctor. German Jews couldn't leave the country, »

- Chris Nashawaty

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Inside Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols's Longtime Romance

20 November 2014 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On the surface, their story reads like something out of a sophisticated 1930s romantic comedy: the urbane stage director, at a low point in his life, meets a younger but highly accomplished and gorgeous journalist. And sparks fly. Only, this was the mid-'80s, and for real. Mike Nichols, already a lion of Broadway and Hollywood, was 54, and Diane Sawyer was 40 and a correspondent on CBS's 60 Minutes, when he first set eyes on her "on the Concorde - if you want to talk about glamorous," Nichols told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. As it would happen, their courtship traveled at supersonic speed, »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Inside Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols's Longtime Romance

20 November 2014 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On the surface, their story reads like something out of a sophisticated 1930s romantic comedy: the urbane stage director, at a low point in his life, meets a younger but highly accomplished and gorgeous journalist. And sparks fly. Only, this was the mid-'80s, and for real. Mike Nichols, already a lion of Broadway and Hollywood, was 54, and Diane Sawyer was 40 and a correspondent on CBS's 60 Minutes, when he first set eyes on her "on the Concorde - if you want to talk about glamorous," Nichols told the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. As it would happen, their courtship traveled at supersonic speed, »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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'Steel Magnolias' 25 Years Later: Flashback to the 1989 Premiere

20 November 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Twenty-five years later and Steel Magnolias still makes us a cry.

The dramedy may have premiered in November 1989, but a quarter of a century later, you still won't find a better film that epitomizes the power of female friendship.

Pics: Our Favorite Movie Reunions!

An adaptation of Robert Harling's successful stage play, Herbert Ross gathered a star-studded cast for the film. Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and then newcomer Julia Roberts starred as a group of brassy Southern women who are bonded by the comedy and tragedy of life while hanging at a local hair salon.

Today, Steel Magnolias is a touchstone among women and has long been considered one of the best "chick flicks" of all time. But at the film’s premiere that same year, MacLaine felt the film was as much for men as it was for women.

"To say it’s a women's film I don’t think »

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Throwback Thursday: Before Kim Kardashian, Angie Dickinson Dared to Bare

20 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Five decades before Kim Kardashian's eye-popping Paper magazine cover, Angie Dickinson set the standard in butt-baring. In 1966, Dickinson, then 35, was an up-and-coming actress who'd had a long-term relationship with Frank Sinatra (she played his wife in the original Ocean's Eleven, a role reprised by Julia Roberts in the Soderbergh reboot); starred in Arthur Penn's The Chase as Marlon Brando's wife (THR's review said she "is very nice with what she has to do"); and had a daughter with composer

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- Bill Higgins

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

20 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

20 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Mike Nichols Remembered By Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks as ‘Irreplaceable Man’

20 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of “The Graduate” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” was remembered by friends and colleagues as an artist, a mentor and a constant source of laughter and inspiration.

Condolences and remembrances from across the entertainment industry poured in after news broke that Nichols had died suddenly at the age of 83.

“An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man,” said Meryl Streep, who worked with Nichols on “Silkwood,” “Heartburn” and the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.”

Over more than five decades, Nichols moved seamlessly between Broadway, television and movies, becoming one of the only people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — achieving “Egot” status. His notable films include “Working Girl,” “Primary Colors” and “The Birdcage,” and »

- Brent Lang

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Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

20 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a rock soundtrack (spawning Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson") and, through its casting of Dustin Hoffman, expanded Hollywood's notion of what a leading man ought to look and sound like.

Nichols wasn't born in America (he and his family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was a child), but he was one of the best chroniclers of contemporary America -- its politics, its aspirations, its dreams, its aristocracy, and its successes and failures -- in movies. His youth in Manhattan as the son »

- Gary Susman

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Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

20 November 2014 8:17 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you the news that Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols — the creative mind behind The Graduate, Closer, Who Killed Virginia Woolf and more — has passed away. He was 86.

According to a statement released by his family, the Germany-born filmmaker died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday evening. He is survived by his wife, Diane Sawyer along with three children, Daisy, Max and Jenny.

ABC News first picked up the tragic news, and James Goldston — president of the channel — shared the following heartfelt message, which signals out Nichols as one of the best.

“I am writing with the very sad news that Diane’s husband, the incomparable Mike Nichols, passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening. In a triumphant career that spanned over six decades, Mike created some of the most iconic works of American film, television and theater—an astonishing canon ranging from The Graduate, »

- Michael Briers

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'The Graduate' Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at Age 83

20 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar and Tony winning director behind such classics as the 1966 drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the 1967 masterpiece The Graduate, has passed away at the age of 83. He succumbed to cardiac arrest on Wednesday night.

Mike Nichols holds the distinction of being one of the few creative artists who has won at least one Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar and one Tony award. Married to ABC News veteran Diane Sawyer, ABC News president James Goldston broke the news last night.

Mike Nichols began his career doing comedy in collaboration with Elaine May before transitioning to film and stage work in the 1960s, which brought forth some of that decade's most memorable film classics, Broadway productions and stage-to-screen adaptations. After taking on a number of hit plays including Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" in 1965, Mike Nichols directed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which received 13 Oscar nominations, »

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Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passed Away At 83

20 November 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Mike Nichols, the brilliant director of great films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," "The Working Girl," "The Birdcage" and many more has passed away. He was 83.

Married to ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for 26 years, the report of his death was announced on Thursday morning by ABC News President James Goldston. The director died suddenly late Wednesday night.

Nichols was one of the best directors of both stage and film. He was one of the few to win the Egot award -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. When I was a college student at Purdue University, I devoured his movies specifically "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."

In later years, Nichols even brought us the great HBO special "Angels in America" based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner. Nichols was working on a new project for HBO . an adaptation of Terrence McNally »

- Manny

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Rip Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar winning director of The Graduate and the storied star of Broadway, passed away Wednesday evening. He was 83.

Nichols is one of the famous few Egot winners, having started his career as a comedy performer with an improv comedy troupe and in a comedy duo along with Elaine May. His Broadway career as a director started skyrocketing in the ’60s when he directed Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Knack and Luv.

And yet his early film career in the late ’60s, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Elizabeth Taylor and The Graduate, the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star, helped shaped modern cinema. The making of these films, as documented in Mark Harris’s Pictures at a Revolution, helped usher in New Hollywood and signaled a shifting tide in the way movies are made.

He went on to make such classics as Silkwood, »

- Brian Welk

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Oscar & Tony Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead At 83

20 November 2014 4:41 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Legendary film and theater director, writer and producer Mike Nichols has passed away. An Oscar winner for 1967′s seminal The Graduate, he also was nominated for such films as Working Girl, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? For his stage work, he amassed 10 Tony Awards including as director for such plays as Barefoot In The Park, The Odd Couple, The Prisoner Of Second Avenue and Death Of A Salesman; and as producer of Annie and The Real Thing.

William Goldman said there were two great American film directors—Elia Kazan and Mike Nichols,” said Broadway producer Emanuel Azenberg, who co-produced Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing with Nichols, who also staged ythe play’s Tony-winning Broadway edition with Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons. “I think that’s true. He was a giant who could convince people to be better than they were.”

Nichols died suddenly late Wednesday night »

- The Deadline Team

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Mike Nichols, Graduate director, dies aged 83

20 November 2014 4:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Graduate director Mike Nichols has died aged 83.

The German-born Us director won an Oscar for directing the iconic 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman.

He was also Oscar nominated for Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

His last film was 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

The director was married to ABC News presenter Diane Sawyer - his fourth wife - whom he wed in 1988.

Nichols was one of a select few to win all four major Us entertainment awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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