- NAME: Mike Nichols
- OCCUPATION: Director
- BIRTH DATE: November 06, 1931 (Age: 82)
- Did You Know?: Mike Nichols is one of only 14 people to have received the four major entertainment honors—Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards.
- EDUCATION: University of Chicago
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Berlin, Germany
- Originally: Michael Igor Peschkowsky
- AKA: Mike Nichols
- AKA: Michael Peschkowsky
- AKA: Mike Peschkowsky
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Mike Nichols is an American theater and film director best known for his 1967 classic, The Graduate. He's won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards—and is one of only 14 to do so.
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He directed and produced Closer (2004), a dark film at sex and relationships starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. On Broadway, Nichols won a Tony in 2005 for his work on the musical Spamalot, based on the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail. Two years later,
he brought the political drama Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks, to the big screen.
In June 2012, Nichols accepted his sixth Tony (best director of a play) for his work on the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman—a play originally written by Arthur Miller in 1949—starring acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Nichols continued to pursue his passion for Broadway the following year, directing the Harold Pinter play Betrayal, which starred real-life couple Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig.
Mike Nichols married ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer in April 1988. He was previously married to Patricia Scott (1957-60), Margo Callas (1963-74) and Annabel Davis-Goff (1975-86), and has three children: Daisy (born in 1964), Max (born in 1974) and Jenny (born in 1977).
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