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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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(age 83)

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 19 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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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway. 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:

[on his experience judging a limerick contest] It was easy. We just threw out the dirty limericks and gave the prize to the one that was left. See more »

Trivia:

He considered Diane Sawyer to be the love of his life. 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).

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Scorpio

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