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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 28 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Closer
Closer Director
(2004)
The Graduate
The Graduate Director
(1967)
The Birdcage
The Birdcage Director
(1996)
Charlie Wilson's War
(2007)

Filmography

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Barefoot in the Park. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Mike Nichols. Biltmore Theatre: 23 Oct 1963- 25 Jun 1967 (1520 performances + 2 previews that began on 21 Oct 1963). Cast: Elizabeth Ashley (as "Corie Bratter"), Kurt Kasznar [final Broadway role] (as "Victor Velasco"), Mildred ... See more »

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6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on developing an act with Elaine May] We were winging it, making up as it went along, It never crossed our minds that it had any value beyond the moment. We were stunned when we got to New York. Never for a moment did we consider that we would do this for living. It was just a handy way to make some money until we grew up. See more »

Trivia:

Two of his films are on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All time. They are Working Girl (1988) at #87 and Silkwood (1983) at #66. 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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