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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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 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
 1983 Silkwood
 1980 Gilda Live (Documentary)
 1975 The Fortune
 1970 Catch-22
 1968 Teach Me! (Short)
 1967 The Graduate
Show Show Producer (19 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (69 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: "The Country Girl", revival; written by Clifford Odets; directed by Mike Nichols; with Morgan Freeman (portraying Frank Elgin); Peter Gallagher (portraying Bernie Dodd); Frances McDormand (portraying Georgie Elgin); Remy Auberjonois (portraying Paul Unger); Anna Camp (portraying Nancy Stoddard); Joe Roland (portraying Ralph); ... 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 Stanley Kubrick] In the end, I think he began to have trouble, because if you can't leave home, you lose track of reality, and I think that happened to him. Still, he made great movies and he was a completely gifted director. If you look at 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), you suddenly realize: My God, there's nobody in this movie! See more »

Trivia:

His favorite films included A Place in the Sun (1951), Persona (1966) and (1963). 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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