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Mike Nichols (I) (1931–2014)


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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Streamers" on Broadway. Drama. Written by David Rabe. Nominated for Tony Award for Best Director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Do you know my theory about '[Who's Afraid of] Virginia Woolf' which I think I only developed lately? It may be the only play - certainly the only play I can think of, including Shakespeare - in which every single thing that happens is in the present. Even the beautiful reminiscences of the past are traps being set in the present, sprung in the present, having violent effect in the present. It's ... See more »

Trivia:

Directed three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The Graduate (1967) and Working Girl (1988). He was also nominated for Best Director for each film, winning for The Graduate (1967). 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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