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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:

: "The Country Girl", revival; written by Clifford Odets; directed by Mike Nichols; with Morgan Freeman (portraying Frank Elgin); Peter Gallagher (portraying Bernie Dodd); Frances McDormand (portraying Georgie Elgin); Remy Auberjonois (portraying Paul Unger); Anna Camp (portraying Nancy Stoddard); Joe Roland (portraying Ralph); ... 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:

I love to take actors to a place where they open a vein. That's the job. The key is that I make it safe for them to open the vein. See more »

Trivia:

From the early 1960s until his death, he was a well-known figure among Arabian Horse fans - as a breeder of over 400 registered Arabians, including owning and breeding many US National Champion horses. 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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