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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

The Graduate Director
(1967)
Closer Director
(2004)
Working Girl Director
(1988)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1975-1976 season) He directed David Rabe's play, "Streamers," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut before transferred to Broadway in New York City. Tony Walton was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer. 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 developing an act with Elaine May] We were winging it, making up as it went along, It never crossed our minds that it had any value beyond the moment. We were stunned when we got to New York. Never for a moment did we consider that we would do this for living. It was just a handy way to make some money until we grew up. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2001 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. 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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