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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

Hide Hide Show Show Director (22 credits)
 2004/I Closer
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Beyond Nelly (2003)
- Stop Moving! (2003)
 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
Show Show Producer (19 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (68 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Odd Couple (1965). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal. Directed by Mike Nichols. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 1 Aug 1966- close): 10 Mar 1965- 2 Jul 1967 (964 performances + 2 previews that began on 8 Mar 1965). Cast: Art Carney (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on firing Mandy Patinkin during making of Heartburn (1986)] I loved Mandy then, and I love him now. It was awful to have to replace him, but on film I couldn't see the chemistry I wanted. I don't know how many days it was, but to save the damn thing, I had to move fast to get Jack [Nicholson]. Mandy was, of course, devastated, and I've felt awful about it all my life. See more »

Trivia:

While paying tribute to Nichols during his 2003 Kennedy Center Honors, Meryl Streep and Candace Bergen read Nichols' "Five Rules for Filmmaking": 1: The careful application of terror is an important form of communication. 2: Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for. 3: There's absolutely no substitute for genuine lack of preparation. 4: If you think there's good in everybody, you ... 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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