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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 29 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Graduate Director
(1967)
Closer Director
(2004)
The Birdcage Director
(1996)

Filmography

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 2004/I Closer
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
 2000 What Planet Are You From? (directed by)
 1996 The Birdcage
 1994 Wolf
 1988 Working Girl
 1988 Biloxi Blues
 1986 Heartburn (directed by)
 1983 Silkwood
 1980 Gilda Live
 1975 The Fortune
 1971 Carnal Knowledge (directed by)
 1970 Catch-22
 1968 Teach Me! (Short)
 1967 The Graduate
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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 »

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Diane Sawyer  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Paul Peschkowsky | Brigitte Peschkowsky
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Orson Welles on Catch-22 (1970)] We were talking about Jean Renoir one day on the set and Orson said, very touchingly, that Renoir was a great man but that unfortunately Renoir didn't like his pictures. And then he said, "Of course, if I were Renoir I wouldn't like my pictures either". See more »

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Recipient of the Producers Guild of America's Visionary Award. 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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