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Mike Nichols (I) (1931–2014)


He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later worked in legitimate theater as an actor before ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2004/I Closer
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
 1996 The Birdcage
 1994 Wolf
 1988 Working Girl
 1988 Biloxi Blues
 1986 Heartburn
 1983 Silkwood
 1980 Gilda Live (Documentary)
 1975 The Fortune
 1970 Catch-22
 1968 Teach Me! (Short)
 1967 The Graduate
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Streamers" on Broadway. Drama. Written by David Rabe. Nominated for Tony Award for Best Director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

A movie is like a person. Either you trust it or you don't. See more »

Trivia:

Won more Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play than any other individual. His won for "Barefoot in the Park" (1964); "Luv and The Odd Couple" (1965); "Plaza Suite" (1968); "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" (1972); "The Real Thing" (1984); and "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" (2012). He also won best direction of a musical for "Monty Python's Spamalot" (2005); and as producer for "Annie" (... See more »

Trademark:

Often includes extremely long starting and/or ending shots taken from high in the air, for example Working Girl (1988) and Angels in America (2003).

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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