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Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols
  • Career: Director Actor
  • Top celebrities: 4087
  • BirthDate: 1931, 06 of November , Berlin, Germany
  • Spouse: Diane Sawyer (29 April 1988 - present), Annabel Davis-Goff (1975 - 1986) (divorced) 2 children, Margo Callas (1963 - 1974) (divorced) 1 child, Patricia Scott (8 June 1957 - 1960) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Facts of life

    Mike Nichols

    The year 1931 saw the birth of an enigmatic director named Mike Nichols who produced some exemplary films throughout his career that spanned many decades.  Nichols is a theatre specialist who also  excelled in the film industry.

    It was mainly for his exquisite direction that Dustin Hoffman became a legendary name. Yes, the film was ‘The Graduate ‘that became a taboo during those times when it released. Nichols brought before us the hot and sizzling chemistry between  the young Hoffman and his seductress Mars Robinson. The same film saw him grabbing an Oscar.

    Some other works include Carnal Knowledge and some hit series like Luv and The Odd Couple. He was a refugee who left Germany to escape the Nazis. The director has directed some superstars like Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Taylor and Natalie Portman. He has been the force behind many of such great actors getting awards and international fame.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1994 for "Best Picture for:Was vom Tage übrig blieb (1993). Shared with: John Calley Ismail Merchant"
    Nominated Oscar - 1989 for "Best Director for:Working Girl (1988)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1984 for "Best Director for:Silkwood (1983)."
    Won Oscar - 1968 for "Best Director for:The Graduate (1967)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1967 for "Best Director for:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)."
    Won Creative Achievement Award - 1994 for ""
    Won Life Achievement Award - 2010 for ""
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1994 for "Best Film for:Was vom Tage übrig blieb (1993). Shared with: Ismail Merchant John Calley James Ivory"
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1969 for "Best Direction for:The Graduate (1967)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1967 for "Best Film from any Source for:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)."
    Won Special Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - 2001 for "Competition for:Wit (2001) (TV)."
    Won Golden Apple Award - 2007 for ""
    Won Christopher Award - 2002 for "Television & Cable for:Wit (2001) (TV). Shared with: Emma Thompson (writer) Simon Bosanquet (producer) Julie Lynn (co-producer) Charles F. Ryan (co-producer) Michael Haley (co-producer) Cary Brokaw (executive producer)"
    Won DGA Award - 2004 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for:"Engel in Amerika" (2003). Shared with: Jan Foster (unit production manager) (plaque) Patricia Anne Doherty (unit production manager) (plaque) Michael Haley (first assistant director) (plaque) Amy Lauritsen (second assistant director) (plaque) Jennifer Truelove (second second assistant director) (plaque) Nate Grubb (DGA trainee) (plaque) Peter Koob (DGA trainee) (plaque)"
    Nominated DGA Award - 1989 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Working Girl (1988)."
    Won DGA Award - 1968 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:The Graduate (1967). Shared with: Don Kranze (assistant director) (plaque) Lynn Guthrie (assistant director) (plaque)"
    Nominated DGA Award - 1967 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)."
    Won Emmy - 2004 for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for:"Engel in Amerika" (2003). (HBO)."
    Won Emmy - 2001 for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for:Wit (2001) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1977 for "Outstanding Drama Series for:"Family" (1976). Shared with: Aaron Spelling (executive producer) Leonard Goldberg (executive producer) Nigel McKeand (producer) (ABC)."
    Won Gala Tribute - 1999 for ""
    Nominated Golden Globe - 2005 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Hautnah (2004/I)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1989 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Working Girl (1988)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1984 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Silkwood (1983)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1968 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:The Graduate (1967)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1967 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)."
    Won Humanitas Prize - 2001 for "90 Minute or Longer Cable Category for:Wit (2001) (TV). Shared with: Emma Thompson"
    Won Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Best Director"
    Won Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Director"
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Director"
    2nd place Golden Laurel - 1967 for "Director"
    Won NYFCC Award - 1967 for "Best Director for:The Graduate (1967)."
    Won Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform - 2005 for "for:"Engel in Amerika" (2003). Shared with: Cary Brokaw Celia D. Costas Michael Haley"
    Won Visionary Award - 2004 for "for:"Engel in Amerika" (2003). Shared with: Cary Brokaw"
    Won Career Tribute - 2000 for "Shared with: Elaine May"
    Nominated Golden Spike - 2001 for "for:Wit (2001) (TV)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 346
  • Salary: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) $250,000
    The Graduate (1967) $500,000
    Teach Me! (1968) $1,000,000 + 10% of profits
    Catch-22 (1970) $1,000,000
    Regarding Henry (1991) $3,000,000
  • Films with Mike Nichols: Charlie Wilson's War - 2007
    Closer - 2004/I
    Angels in America - 2003
    Wit - 2001
    What Planet Are You From? - 2000
    Primary Colors - 1998
    The Birdcage - 1996
    Wolf - 1994
    Regarding Henry - 1991
    Postcards from the Edge - 1990
    Working Girl - 1988
    Biloxi Blues - 1988
    Heartburn - 1986
    Silkwood - 1983
    Gilda Live - 1980
    The Fortune - 1975
    The Day of the Dolphin - 1973
    Carnal Knowledge - 1971
    Catch-22 - 1970
    Teach Me! - 1968
    The Graduate - 1967
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 1966
    Friends with Kids - 2011
    The Designated Mourner - 1997
    The Remains of the Day - 1993
    The Longshot - 1986
    The 'Annie' Christmas Show - 1977
    Family - 1976
    Instant Dread - 1998
    Bach to Bach - 1967
    Playhouse 90 - 1960
    The DuPont Show of the Month - 1958
    Omnibus - 1958
    Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary - 2005
    Capturing the Friedmans - 2003
    Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway - 1985
    Annie - 1982
    The Gin Game - 1981
    American Masters - 2007
    The Magic School Bus - 1994
    Fantastic Mr. Fox - 2009
    The Graduates - 2008
    Solaris - 2002
    Annie - 1999
    Sills - 2013
    Charlie Rose - 1998-2011
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols - 2010
    Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. - 2010
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty - 2008
    The Making of 'Charlie Wilson's War' - 2008
    HBO First Look - 2007
    Julia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute - 2007
    The South Bank Show - 2006
    Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? - 2006
    Legends Ball - 2006
    Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner - 2006
    The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin - 2005
    The 59th Annual Tony Awards - 2005
    2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards - 2005
    The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - 2005
    The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch - 2004
    The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 2004
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep - 2004
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts - 2003
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford - 2000
    American Masters - 1996
    Inside the Actors Studio - 1996
    Who Makes You Laugh? - 1995
    The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards - 1994
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson - 1994
    Love and Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' - 1993
    In the Life - 1992
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts - 1991
    Great Performances - 1988
    Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary - 1986
    The 39th Annual Tony Awards - 1985
    Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala - 1977
    The 30th Annual Tony Awards - 1976
    The 42nd Annual Academy Awards - 1970
    The 40th Annual Academy Awards - 1968
    Today - 1966
    The 20th Annual Tony Awards - 1966
    The Jack Paar Program - 1964-1965
    That Was the Week That Was - 1964
    President Kennedy's Birthday Salute - 1962
    Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall - 1961
    Person to Person - 1960
    What's My Line? - 1960
    The Big Party - 1959
    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show - 1958-1959
    The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1959
    Accent on Love - 1959
    Laugh Line - 1959
    The Steve Allen Plymouth Show - 1957-1958
    Making the Boys - 2011
    Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood - 2010
    Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America - 2009
    Inside the Actors Studio - 2003
    The Fifties - 1997
    Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television - 1996
    The Great Standups - 1984
    Beatlemania - 1981
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