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Mike Nichols Overview:

Director, Mike Nichols, was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky on Nov 6, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. Nichols died at the age of 83 on Nov 19, 2014 in New York City, NY .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Mike Nichols was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Graduate in 1967.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best DirectorWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)N/ANominated
1967Best DirectorThe Graduate (1967)N/AWon
1983Best DirectorSilkwood (1983)N/ANominated
1988Best DirectorWorking Girl (1988)N/ANominated
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 3, 2018 From The Stop Button

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opens with this gentle, lovely music from Alex North. It’s night, it’s a university campus, a couple is walking silently as the credits roll; the music’s beautiful. Then the couple–Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton–get home. And pretty soon they start yelling at eac... Read full article


Working Girl (1988, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 1, 2014 From The Stop Button

Towards the end of Working Girl, the film seems to jump around a bit with the timeline. It seems to jump ahead, but then it turns out it doesn’t. And it only seems to jump ahead because of how director Nichols and editor Sam O’Steen structure a couple transitions. It’s not a big th... Read full article


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Mike Nichols Facts
Worked at the Howard Johnson's restaurant in New York's Times Square when he was 17 years old.

Directed Postcards from the Edge (1990), which was written by Carrie Fisher and based on her relationship with her real-life mother, Debbie Reynolds. He later directed Closer (2004/I), with featured Fisher's on-screen Star Wars mother, Natalie Portman.

When he won his first Oscar as Best Director for The Graduate (1967), the statuette was presented to him by actress Leslie Caron.

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