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'''Mike Nichols''' (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}; November 6, 1931 -- November 19, 2014) was an American film, television, and stage director.

He began his career as a comedian, teaming with Creator/ElaineMay (another future director) to form the acclaimed ComedyDuo Nichols & May. Afterwards, he notably worked as a director for 49 years. He began in 1960, directing stage productions of ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' and ''Theatre/StJoan'' in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}. In 1963, he made his Broadway debut with Creator/NeilSimon's ''Theatre/BarefootInThePark'', then moved into films. He was also notable as one of eleven people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy--in other words, all four of the major American entertainment awards.

He passed away at the age of 83 in November 2014.

Not to be confused with the American director Creator/JeffNichols.

Most notable works:
* The film adaptation of ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' from 1966. He also later directed a revival of the play in 1980.
* The film adaptation of ''TheGraduate'', for which he won his Best Director Oscar, from 1967.
* ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'' (1970)
* ''Film/CarnalKnowledge'' (1971)
* ''Film/DayOfTheDolphin'' (1973)
* ''Film/TheFortune'' (1975)
* ''Film/{{Silkwood}}'' (1983)
* ''Film/{{Heartburn}}'' (1986)
* ''Film/BiloxiBlues'' (1988)
* ''Film/WorkingGirl'' (1988)
* ''Film/PostcardsFromTheEdge'' (1990)
* ''Film/RegardingHenry'' (1991)
* ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' (1994)
* ''Film/TheBirdcage'' (1996)
* ''Film/PrimaryColors'' (1998)
* ''Film/WhatPlanetAreYouFrom'' (2000)
* The ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' MiniSeries for {{Creator/HBO}} in 2003.
* ''Film/{{Closer}}'' (2004)
* The original Broadway production of ''Creator/MontyPython's {{Spamalot}}'' in 2004.
* ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' (2007)

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