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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
In April 2009, Nichols told The New York Times that when he came to the U.S. from Russia (in 1939, at age 7), he could speak only two English sentences, which were, "I do not speak English" and "Please, do not kiss me.".

Is one of the only 12 people who are an EGOT, which means that he won at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg. Barbra Streisand, however, won a Special Tony Award, not a competitive one, and Liza Minnelli won a Special Grammy.

Father of Daisy Nichols (born in 1964), Max Nichols (born in 1974) and Jenny Nichols (born in 1977).

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