Quotes by Mike Nichols

About Mike Nichols:

Mike Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He began his career in the 1950s with the improv troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of the Second City in Chicago, and as one half of the comedy duo Nichols and May, along with Elaine May. May was also in the Compass. In 1968 he won the Academy Award for Best Director for the film The Graduate. His other films include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Silkwood, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, Charlie Wilson's War (his final picture), and the TV mini-series Angels in America. He also staged the original theatrical productions of The Apple Tree, Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple and Spamalot.

Author Bio

  • NameMike Nichols
  • DescriptionGerman-American television, director, writer, producer and comedian
  • AliasesMikhail Igorevich Peschkowsky
  • BornNovember 6, 1931
  • DiedNovember 19, 2014
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionFilm Director; Screenwriter; Film Producer; Actor
  • AwardsAcademy Award For Best Director; National Medal Of Arts; Primetime Emmy Award; Directors Guild Of America Award