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Ten Great Performances from Mike Nichols' Films

21 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here. Mike Nichols was a true giant of show business, with a career that lasted more than six decades and sprawled across many different media and genres. Nathaniel's heartfelt eulogy already highlighted the dreamy number of classics he directed and the collaborations with Meryl Streep that resulted in some of her most memorable roles; but Meryl wasn't the only performer whom Nichols guided to career-best work.

Team Experience decided to make a list of ten great performances from Mike Nichols' films; we were truly spoilt for choice. If you want a testament to the man's sheer brilliance and chemistry with his actors, look no further than the missing names from our list. An equally long, equally illustrious alternative list can be made of the likes of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War, Jude Law and Natalie Portman in Closer, »

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Where to stream Mike Nichols' films

20 November 2014 1:51 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Mike Nichols, a director with classic films like The Graduate and Working Girl to his name, has died at the age of 83—but his legacy lives on in his work, some of which is available to watch on sites like Netflix and Amazon. Here's a list of where you can watch Nichols' films, ranging from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, his 1963 directing debut, to the more recent Charlie Wilson's War. »

- Ariana Bacle

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A celebration of legendary director Mike Nichols and his masterpiece-studded career

20 November 2014 1:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If I had to make a list of the ten film directors who I think most influenced my own standards of what filmmaking can be and should be, Mike Nichols would be on that list, if only for the first two films he made. And it may seem strange to say that I admire how he survived making those masterworks, but early success can destroy even the greatest talent because of the expectations it creates, and Nichols somehow managed it in a way that many other talented people have not. That is not to say that the rest of his work is not worth that kind of consideration and discussion. It's just that Nichols came out of the gate with two genuine, no-debate masterpieces, two films that crackle with life, two films that are so visually adept that they are humbling, two films packed with performances that go beyond good »

- Drew McWeeny

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'The Graduate' Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at 83

20 November 2014 11:57 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Renowned director Mike Nichols died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the age of 83.

The director is part of the Egot club, having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. He has created some of the most iconic work in film, television and theater, including The Graduate, Working Girl, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Closer, Charlie Wilson's War, Annie, Spamalot, The Birdcage and Angels in America.

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Nichols received an Oscar for directing The Graduate and earned his eighth Tony two years ago for his revival of Death of a Salesman. His last film was Charlie Wilson's War in 2007, starring Tom Hanks.

He was most recently working on Master Class with Meryl Streep for HBO.

The acclaimed director was born in Berlin, Germany as Michael Igor Peschkowsky in 1931. He got his start in entertainment performing on stage, and co-founded the Chicago-based comedy troupe Second City in the 1950s. This troupe »

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

20 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Julia Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols: He Was 'Like No Other'

20 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts has joined the film community in remembering Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83. "There are so few heroes in our world. So few impeccable craftsmen, so few people who personify unconditional love and friendship. Mike Nichols was like no other. In every way he was remarkable and amazing," the actress, 47, tells People in a statement. Roberts worked with Nichols in his last two directorial feats, Closer (2004) and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), both of which earned Academy Award nods. "His musings were like pearls, his jokes were timeless and perfectly placed, his stories - detailed and wholly entertaining, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Down Sobbing Over Director Mike Nichols’ Death

20 November 2014 10:40 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The sudden death of renowned director Mike Nichols is being felt immensely in Hollywood.

Nichols, whose many accolades include The Graduate, Working Girl, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Closer, Charlie Wilson's War, Annie, Spamalot and The Birdcage, passed away at age 83 on Wednesday.

The award-winning director/producer is credited with launching Whoopi Goldberg's career when he brought her one-woman show to Broadway. On Thursday's The View, Goldberg broke down in sobs as she attempted to pay tribute to Nichols. Unable to speak, her co-host Nicolle Wallace chimed in, "This man meant the world to her."

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The show then flashed back to when the director appeared on the program in 2012 and Goldberg was able to thank her mentor for all he'd done for her. "Whenever I'm with you, I know I'm okay," she said to Nichols at the time, getting teary-eyed during the interview.

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Rip Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Word has just reached us of the sad passing of Mike Nichols, a true Hollywood legend. One of the few people to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award, Nichols' career began on the atge before he made his feature directorial debut with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He followed that up with the classic The Graduate, a movie whose impact can be felt even to this day. His career is filled with an eclectic group of movies which never really saw his quality wane, including Catch-22, Wolf, Biloxi Blues, Regarding Henry, Primary Colors, The Birdcage, and his final film, Charlie Wilson's War. Even though he retired from movies in 2007, he kept himself busy, returning to the stage where he worked up until last year. The thoughts of everybody here at The Movie Bit  are with his friends and family during this hard time. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and More Post Tributes to Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. Nichols's career was truly varied and wide ranging, spanning all media, so it's little surprise that tributes and recollections are pouring in from all over. Below, but a selection of messages from well-wishers and admirers, which we will continue to update as they come in. Rip the Great Mike Nichols - elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 20, 2014 Ron Howard told CBS that he re-watched The Graduate repeatedly in the 1960s to see »

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Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

20 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a rock soundtrack (spawning Simon and Garfunkel's hit "Mrs. Robinson") and, through its casting of Dustin Hoffman, expanded Hollywood's notion of what a leading man ought to look and sound like.

Nichols wasn't born in America (he and his family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was a child), but he was one of the best chroniclers of contemporary America -- its politics, its aspirations, its dreams, its aristocracy, and its successes and failures -- in movies. His youth in Manhattan as the son »

- Gary Susman

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Mike Nichols, Legendary Director of The Graduate, The Birdcage, and More, Has Died at Age 83

20 November 2014 8:14 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Incredibly sad news this morning as legendary director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83.  ABC reported the news that Nichols died suddenly last night.  Nichols was a creative powerhouse throughout his career as his character-centric work could cut to the bone but without ever feeling petty or childish even when his characters were behaving that way (which they had a tendency to do).  When the Production Code was shaking in the mid 1960s, his feature directing debut Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? knocked it over and cleared the way for more mature language, themes, and other topics that had been stifled for decades.  The Graduate, which is one of my all-time favorite movies, was a key movie in the changing of the guard from Old Hollywood to New Hollywood, and I could do a series of articles on how its place in film history and lasting impact.  It's »

- Matt Goldberg

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'The Graduate' Director Mike Nichols Passes Away at Age 83

20 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar and Tony winning director behind such classics as the 1966 drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the 1967 masterpiece The Graduate, has passed away at the age of 83. He succumbed to cardiac arrest on Wednesday night.

Mike Nichols holds the distinction of being one of the few creative artists who has won at least one Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar and one Tony award. Married to ABC News veteran Diane Sawyer, ABC News president James Goldston broke the news last night.

Mike Nichols began his career doing comedy in collaboration with Elaine May before transitioning to film and stage work in the 1960s, which brought forth some of that decade's most memorable film classics, Broadway productions and stage-to-screen adaptations. After taking on a number of hit plays including Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" in 1965, Mike Nichols directed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which received 13 Oscar nominations, »

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'The Graduate' & 'The Birdcage' Director Mike Nichols is Dead at 83

20 November 2014 7:36 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the tragic passing of Robin Williams earlier this year, one of the filmmakers who directed the iconic comedian has left us as well. In a statement from ABC News President James Goldston, we've learned that director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83, though no cause of death was revealed. Nichols was one of the most iconic directors to ever get behind the camera from his early work on classics like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate to recent provocative and acclaimed films like Charlie Wilson's War and Closer. Goldston added, "No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike." Nichols was born in Germany in 1931 and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, because his family was fleeing Nazi Germany. His career began with a pursuit in theater at the University of Chicago (an influence you could feel in each and every film) in the 1950s, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Steven Spielberg mourns Mike Nichols: 'For me, 'The Graduate' was life-altering'

20 November 2014 6:57 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Steven Spielberg is among those mourning his friend and fellow filmmaker Mike Nichols—the Oscar-winning director of The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Catch-22, Primary Colors, and Charlie Wilson's War, who has died at the age of 83. Spielberg, who has known Nichols for decades, released a statement calling Nichols "a friend, a muse, a mentor, one of America's all time greatest film and stage directors, and one of the most generous people I have ever known." Actors usually end up sharing the screen with countless colleagues over a lifetime, but being a director is a solitary profession. One film typically has one filmmaker. »

- Anthony Breznican

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Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passed Away At 83

20 November 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Mike Nichols, the brilliant director of great films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate," "The Working Girl," "The Birdcage" and many more has passed away. He was 83.

Married to ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for 26 years, the report of his death was announced on Thursday morning by ABC News President James Goldston. The director died suddenly late Wednesday night.

Nichols was one of the best directors of both stage and film. He was one of the few to win the Egot award -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. When I was a college student at Purdue University, I devoured his movies specifically "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."

In later years, Nichols even brought us the great HBO special "Angels in America" based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner. Nichols was working on a new project for HBO . an adaptation of Terrence McNally »

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Mike Nichols, 'The Graduate' Director, Dead at 83

20 November 2014 6:06 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mike Nichols, the Academy Award-winning director of films like The Graduate and The Birdcage and a nine-time Tony Awards winner, has passed away at the age of 83. Good Morning America reports that the filmmaker died suddenly Wednesday night of cardiac arrest.

Nichols was also the husband of longtime ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer. "He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the Egot — an Emmy, a Grammy, »

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R.I.P. Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 6:03 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Legendary filmmaker Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83 from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Born in Germany and moving to the U.S. in the late 1930s as a child, Nichols started out as a comedian before segueing into being a director, writer and producer of productions both on stage and on screen.

His first film was 1966's screen adaptation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" which scored five Oscars, while he personally won an Oscar for his second effort "The Graduate".

Other famed films he directed included "Working Girl," "Postcards from the Edge," "Primary Colors," "The Birdcage," "Regarding Henry," "Biloxi Blues," "Wolf," "Silkwood," "Catch-22," "Carnal Knowledge, "Closer" and his last feature "Charlie Wilson's War".

He also directed the acclaimed TV adaptations of "Angels in America" and "Wit," and helmed a bunch of Broadway productions of various plays and musicals including "Uncle Vanya," Death of a Salesman," ""The Seagull, »

- Garth Franklin

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Mike Nichols dies by Jennie Kermode - 2014-11-20 13:55:37

20 November 2014 5:55 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Mike Nichols

He directed The Graduate, Silkwood and Charlie Wilson's War and won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards for his remarkable work. Now Mike Nichols has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 83.

Nichols, who was born in Berlin and moved to the Us as a child to escape the Nazis, was notable for the diligence, emotional complexity and political sensibility he brought to his films. He became involved with theatre as a teenager and went on to make his first film, the highly acclaimed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, at the age of 35. His career would go on to include work as a screenwriter and an actor, and he would produce 16 films, including The Remains Of The Day and Closer (which he also directed). His theatrical career included launching the Broadway musical Annie.

Nichols wrote for the Huffington Post and also worked hard to »

- Jennie Kermode

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Breaking News! Director Mike Nichols Dead At Age 83

20 November 2014 5:20 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Director Mike Nichols, one of the most influential artists of his generation, has passed away at age 83. Nichols is one of the few people who could claim to be the winner of the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards. Nichols rose to fame with his comedy act in which he teamed with Elaine May. He made a successful transition into feature film with his 1966 screen adaptation of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", a triumphant film debut that starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The following year he won the Oscar for his 1967 classic "The Graduate". Other films over the decades included "The Birdcage", "Working Girl", "Charlie Wilson's War" and "Silkwood". His plays include "Barefoot in the Park", "Death of a Salesman" and "The Odd Couple". 

Burton and Taylor on the set of Nichols' 1966 triumph "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

 

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Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols dies: His career in pictures

20 November 2014 5:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director behind The Graduate and Closer, has passed away at the age of 83.

The Berlin-born filmmaker began his showbiz career in improv comedy before teaming up with Elaine May and heading to Broadway for the show An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May. The duo split in the '60s and Nichols moved into movie directing with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

In a career spanning 18 feature films, Nichols worked with A-list stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Hanks. He is also a member of the illustrious Egot club having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.

Digital Spy looks back at Nichols's film career in pictures.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966)

The Graduate (1967)

Catch 22 (1970)

Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Silkwood (1983)

Working Girl (1988)

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Regarding Henry (1991)

Wolf (1994)

The Birdcage (1996)

Primary Colours (1998)

Closer (2004)

Charlie Wilson's War (2007) »

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