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Mike Nichols (I) (1931–2014)


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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

(November 15 to December 23, 1979) He and Tommy Tune directed the musical, "Double Feature," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Jeffrey Moss wrote the book, lyrics and music. Tony Walton was set designer. D. Granata and M. Stuart were costume designers. Wally Harper was conductor. Jennifer ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If everybody's adorable, you can't go anywhere, you can't have any events. See more »

Trivia:

His parents, his mother, Brigitte (née Landauer) Peschkowsky, was a housewife and his father, Pavel Peschkowsky (A.K.A. Dr. Igor Paul Nichols), was a physician. 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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