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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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Gilda Live!", Winter Garden Theater, NYC. Cast: Gilda Radner. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on coming to New York as a child] American society to me and my brother was thrilling because, first of all, the food made noise. We were so excited about Rice Krispies and Coca-Cola. We had only silent food in our country, and we loved listening to our lunch and breakfast. See more »

Trivia:

Was told as a child that he was a cousin of Albert Einstein, and although he never quite believed it, he repeated it to friends as he was growing up. While doing Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) he found out that it was true. They would have been 3rd or 4th cousins several times removed. 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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