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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 .

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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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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
According to Jack Nicholson's April 1972 Playboy Magazine interview, Nichols asked Nicholson and other cast members not to smoke marijuana while filming Carnal Knowledge (1971) on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, where cannabis was easily available. Nichols thought that it dulled an actor's performance.

Through the television series "Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr." (2010), learned that he is a distant relative of actor Meryl Streep.

Is the only person who won a best director Oscar prior to 1972 still living (January, 2009).

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