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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 25 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Hurlyburly (1984). Written by David Rabe. Scenic Design by Tony Walton. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton. Sound Design by Otts Munderloh. Make-Up Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Hair Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Directed by Mike Nichols. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 7 Aug 1984- 2 Jun 1985 (343 performances)... See more »

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


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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It's not a film-maker's job to explain his technique, but to tell his story the best way he can. See more »


He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2001 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »


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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