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Mike Nichols

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor / Theatre Director | * 11/06/1931 († 83, 11/19/2014) | Berlin (Germany)
Mike Nichols (born Igor Mikhail Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and for his aptitude for getting the best out of actors regardless of their experience. Nichols began his career in the 1950s With the comedy improvisational troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of The Second City, in Chicago. He then teamed up With his improv partner, Elaine May, to form the comedy duo Nichols and May. Their live improv act was a hit on Broadway, and the first of their three albums won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. After Nichols and May disbanded in 1961, he began directing plays, and quickly became known for his innovative productions and ability to elicit polished performances. His Broadway directing debut was Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park in 1963, With Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. He continued to direct plays on Broadway, including Luv (1964), and The Odd Couple (1965) for each of which he received Tony Awards.... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Mike Nichols

National Medal of Arts Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Director 6x Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical Vilcek Prize Kennedy Center Honors AFI Life Achievement Award BAFTA Award for Best Direction 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special 4x Academy Award for Best Director 3x Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical

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Movies with Mike Nichols as Actor(14)

TV Shows/Series with Mike Nichols as Actor(8)

Movies with Mike Nichols as Crew(41)

Production/Executive Producer2014 Crescendo! The Power of Music
Production/Executive Producer2012 Friends with Kids
Crew/Thanks2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Directing/Director2007 Charlie Wilson's War
Directing/Director2004 Closer
Production/Producer2004 Closer
Directing/Director2001 Wit
Production/Executive Producer2001 Wit
Writing/Teleplay2001 Wit
Directing/Director2000 What Planet Are You From?
Production/Producer2000 What Planet Are You From?
Directing/Director1998 Primary Colors
Production/Producer1998 Primary Colors
Production/Producer1997 The Designated Mourner
Directing/Director1996 The Birdcage
Production/Producer1996 The Birdcage
Directing/Director1994 Wolf
Production/Producer1993 The Remains of the Day
Directing/Director1991 Regarding Henry
Production/Producer1991 Regarding Henry
Directing/Director1990 Postcards from the Edge
Production/Producer1990 Postcards from the Edge
Directing/Director1988 Biloxi Blues
Directing/Director1988 Working Girl
Production/Executive Producer1986 The Longshot
Directing/Director1986 Heartburn
Production/Producer1986 Heartburn
Directing/Director1983 Silkwood
Production/Producer1983 Silkwood
Directing/Stage Director1981 The Gin Game
Directing/Director1980 Gilda Live
Directing/Director1975 The Fortune
Production/Producer1975 The Fortune
Directing/Director1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Directing/Director1971 Carnal Knowledge
Production/Producer1971 Carnal Knowledge
Directing/Director1970 Catch-22
Directing/Director1967 The Graduate
Writing/Writer1967 Bach to Bach
Directing/Director1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

TV Shows/Series with Mike Nichols as Crew(4)

Production/Producer2008 My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad
Production/Producer2008 Ghost Hunters International
Production/Producer2006 Show Me the Money
Production/Executive Producer1976 Family

Full Name: Mike Mikhail Nichols
Born: Friday, 11/06 1931 (November) in Berlin (Germany)
Died: Wednesday, 11/19 2014 (November) in New York City (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Chicago
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Patricia Scott, Margot Callas, Diane Sawyer, Annabel Davis-Goff
Children: Daisy Nichols, Max Nichols, Jenny Nichols
Father: Pavel Nicholaiyevitch Peschkowsky
Mother: Brigitte Landauer
Mike Nichols frequently works together with these people:
Sam O'Steen (12x, Crew)
Ann Roth (9x, Crew)
Elaine May (8x, Actress)
Juliet Taylor (8x, Crew)
Michael Haley (8x, Crew)
Tom Hanks (6x, Actor)
Meryl Streep (6x, Actress)
Richard Sylbert (6x, Crew)
J. Roy Helland (6x, Crew)
Emma Thompson (5x, Actress)
Robert Greenhut (5x, Crew)
Carol Burnett (4x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9750, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/21/2021