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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 & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Prizoner of Second Avenue" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Won Tony Award for Best Director. 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:

I've never understood that aspect of DVDs, where you suddenly put back the things you took out that could go. Why ruin your movie? With material that you've taken out? I never get that. I don't have that impulse... To put them back seems very unpleasant to me. And pointless. It's like when you've written something, when you cut a paragraph, doesn't it seem dead to you? Doesn't it look like ... See more »

Trivia:

Six of his nine Tony Awards were for Best Direction of a Play, a record. He won for "Barefoot in the Park" (1964); "Luv and The Odd Couple" (1965); "Plaza Suite" (1968); "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" (1972); "The Real Thing" (1984); and "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" (2012). He also won once for Best Direction of a Musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot" (2005); and twice for producing, "... 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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