Mike Nichols

Director, Producer, Additional Crew

Director, Producer, Additional Crew


He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later worked in legitimate theater as an actor before ...
Birth date
1931-11-06
Death date
2014-11-19
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 32 nominations.
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


The Graduate
The Graduate
Director (1967)
Closer
Closer
Director (2004)
Working Girl
Working Girl
Director (1988)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorCharlie Wilson's War2007
DirectorCloser2004/I
DirectorAngels in America
(TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes) - Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) - Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) - Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) - Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) - Millennium Approaches: In Vitro (2003) Show all 6 episodes
2003
DirectorWit
(TV Movie)
2001
DirectorWhat Planet Are You From?
(directed by)
2000
DirectorPrimary Colors1998
DirectorThe Birdcage1996
DirectorWolf1994
DirectorRegarding Henry1991
DirectorPostcards from the Edge1990
DirectorWorking Girl1988
DirectorBiloxi Blues1988
DirectorHeartburn1986
DirectorSilkwood1983
DirectorGilda Live1980
DirectorThe Fortune1975
DirectorThe Day of the Dolphin1973
DirectorCarnal Knowledge1971
DirectorCatch-221970
DirectorTeach Me!
(Short)
1968
DirectorThe Graduate1967
DirectorWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1966
RoleTitleYear
ProducerCrescendo! The Power of Music
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2014
ProducerFriends with Kids
(executive producer)
2011
ProducerCloser
(producer)
2004/I
ProducerAngels in America
(TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes) - Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... (executive producer) - Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... (executive producer) - Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... (executive producer) - Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) ... (executive producer) - Millennium Approaches: In Vitro (2003) ... (executive producer) Show all 6 episodes
2003
ProducerWit
(TV Movie) (executive producer)
2001
ProducerWhat Planet Are You From?
(producer - produced by)
2000
ProducerPrimary Colors
(producer)
1998
ProducerThe Designated Mourner
(producer)
1997
ProducerThe Birdcage
(producer)
1996
ProducerThe Remains of the Day
(producer)
1993
ProducerRegarding Henry
(producer)
1991
ProducerPostcards from the Edge
(producer)
1990
ProducerHeartburn
(producer)
1986
ProducerThe Longshot
(executive producer)
1986
ProducerSilkwood
(producer)
1983
ProducerThe Annie Christmas Show
(TV Special) (executive producer)
1977
ProducerFamily
(TV Series) (executive producer)
1976
ProducerThe Fortune
(producer)
1975
ProducerCarnal Knowledge
(producer)
1971
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewWhoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary
(TV Special documentary) (original stage production director) / (original stage production producer)
2005
Additional CrewCapturing the Friedmans
(Documentary) (particularly good advice)
2003
Additional CrewWhoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway
(TV Special documentary) (original stage director) / (original stage producer)
1985
Additional CrewAnnie
(originally presented on the New York Stage by)
1982
Additional CrewThe Gin Game
(TV Movie) (director: stage production)
1981
Additional CrewPlaza Suite
(adapted from the Broadway play directed by)
1971
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Designated Mourner
Jack
1997
ActorBach to Bach
(Short) Man
1967
ActorPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) Arthur Millman - Journey to the Day (1960) ... Arthur Millman
1960
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Month
(TV Series) Rod Carter - The Red Mill (1958) ... Rod Carter
1958
ActorOmnibus
(TV Series) - The Suburban Review (1958)
1958
RoleTitleYear
WriterWit
(TV Movie) (teleplay)
2001
WriterBach to Bach
(Short)
1967
WriterThe Jack Paar Program
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Liberace, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dickie Henderson, Mike Nichols & Elaine May (1964)
1964
WriterA Degree of Frost
(TV Special) (writer: Nichols and May material)
1964
WriterJulie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
(TV Special documentary) (writer)
1962
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode) - Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) ... (lyrics: "You're So London" - uncredited)
2007
SoundtrackJulie and Carol at Carnegie Hall
(TV Special documentary) (writer: "No Mozart Tonight", "You're So London", "From Switzerland: The Pratt Family)
1962
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Private Eye
(special thanks) (post-production)
ThanksAuthor: The JT LeRoy Story
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2016
ThanksMad Men
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - Severance (2015) ... (in memory of)
2015
ThanksThe Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (special thanks - 3 episodes) - "What the Hell Did I Do?" (2015) ... (special thanks) - Family Values (2015) ... (special thanks) - The State of Texas vs. Robert Durst (2015) ... (special thanks)
2015
ThanksLouis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store
(TV Special) (dedicatee) / (special thanks)
2015
ThanksWelcome to the Basement
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - Rare Exports (2014) ... (in memory of)
2014
ThanksSaturday Night Live
(TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode) - Cameron Diaz/Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars (2014) ... (in memory of)
2014
ThanksTwo Night Stand
(the producers wish to thank)
2014
ThanksRampart
(special thanks)
2011
ThanksAll Good Things
(very special thanks)
2010
ThanksFantastic Mr. Fox
(special thanks)
2009
ThanksThe Graduates
(grateful acknowledgment)
2008/I
ThanksSolaris
(special thanks)
2002
ThanksThe Wonderful World of Disney
(TV Series) (acknowledgment - 1 episode) - Annie (1999) ... (acknowledgment: originally presented on the New York stage by)
1999
ThanksThe Pallbearer
(special thanks)
1996
ThanksThe Memory of Justice
(Documentary) (thanks)
1976
RoleTitleYear
SelfSills
(Documentary) (post-production) Self
SelfHollywood Insider
(TV Series) Self - Hollywood Plagiarism: Same Movie but Different Studios (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfBecoming Mike Nichols
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Mike Nichols (2016) ... Self - Inventing David Geffen (2012) ... Self - Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1995) ... Self
1995-2016
SelfEverything Is Copy
(Documentary) Self
2015
SelfFatherhood
(TV Series documentary short) Self
2014
SelfThe 66th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self - Winner
2012
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2011
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 19 October 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 26 April 2005 (2005) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 28 April 1998 (1998) ... Self - Guest
1998-2011
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfFaces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
(TV Series documentary) Self - Know Thyself (2010) ... Self - Making America (2010) ... Self - Becoming American (2010) ... Self - Our American Stories (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty
(TV Special) Self
2008
SelfThe Making of 'Charlie Wilson's War'
(Video short) Self
2008
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfJulia Roberts: An American Cinematheque Tribute
(TV Movie) Self
2007
SelfThe South Bank Show
(TV Series documentary) Self - Monty Python's Spamalot (2006) ... Self
2006
SelfForbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?
(TV Movie) Self
2006
SelfLegends Ball
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2006
SelfWrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
(Documentary) Self
2006
SelfThe Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin
(TV Special documentary) Self
2005
SelfThe 59th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2005
Self2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards
(Video) Self - Sam Mendes Tribute
2005
SelfThe 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005
(TV Special) Self - Nominee & Presenter
2005
SelfThe Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
(TV Movie) Self - Interviewee
2004
SelfThe 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2004
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep
(TV Special) Self
2004
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special) Self - Honoree
2003
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford
(TV Special) Self
2000
SelfThe Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Mike Nichols
(TV Special) Self - Honoree
1999
SelfInside the Actors Studio
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Mike Nichols (1996) ... Self - Guest
1996
Self60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Director (segment "Mike Nichols") - Mousa Abu Marzook/Mike Nichols/Tipping the Scales/George Burns (1996) ... Self - Director (segment "Mike Nichols")
1996
SelfWho Makes You Laugh?
(TV Special) Self
1995
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson
(TV Special) Self
1994
SelfThe 8th Annual American Comedy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1994
SelfThe Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters
(TV Special) Self
1994
SelfLove & Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day'
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1993
SelfIn the Life
(TV Series documentary) Self
1992
SelfThe Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(TV Special) Self
1991
SelfGreat Performances
(TV Series) Self - Richard Burton: In from the Cold (1988) ... Self
1988
SelfThe 3th Annual Mr. Abbot Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1987
SelfThe Film Society Of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor
(TV Movie) Self - Speaker
1986
SelfLooney Tunes 50th Anniversary
(TV Special) Self
1986
SelfThe 39th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1985
SelfThe 38th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1984
SelfThe 32nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1978
SelfThe 31st Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1977
SelfJimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala
(TV Special) Self
1977
SelfThe 30th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1976
SelfThe 28th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1974
SelfThe 26th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1972
SelfThe 42nd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Commenting on New Freedom and Trends in Film
1970
SelfA Last Laugh at the Sixties
(TV Movie) Self
1970
SelfThe 22nd Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self
1968
SelfThe 40th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1968
SelfThe 39th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee & Accepting Award for Sandy Dennis
1967
SelfThe Merv Griffin Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Barbara Harris, June Havoc, Mike Nichols, George Lindsey (1967) ... Self - Guest - Peter Falk, Elaine May, Helen Gurley Brown, Mike Nichols (1966) ... Self - Guest
1966-1967
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 29 July 1966 (1966) ... Self - Guest
1966
SelfThe 20th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1966
SelfThe Jack Paar Program
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #3.28 (1965) ... Self - Guest - Episode #3.23 (1965) ... Self - Guest - Episode #3.18 (1965) ... Self - Guest - Liberace, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dickie Henderson, Mike Nichols & Elaine May (1964) ... Self - Guest - Episode #3.1 (1964) ... Self - Guest Show all 6 episodes
1964-1965
SelfA Degree of Frost
(TV Special) Self
1964
SelfThat Was the Week That Was
(TV Series) Self
1964
SelfPresident Kennedy's Birthday Salute
(TV Movie) Self
1962
SelfPassword
(TV Series) Self - Abe Burrows vs. Joan Bennett (1961) ... Self - Episode dated 25 December 1961 (1961) ... Self
1961
SelfPerry Como's Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - Comedian - Janet Blair, Mike Nichols & Elaine May (1961) ... Self - Comedian - Judy Holliday, George Hamilton IV, Mike Nichols & Elaine May (1958) ... Self - Comedian
1958-1961
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #7.50 (1960) ... Self
1960
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Elaine May and Mike Nichols (1960) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1960
SelfJack Paar Presents
(TV Special) Self
1960
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr
(TV Series) Self - Comedian - Episode #3.137 (1960) ... Self - Comedian - Episode #3.19 (1959) ... Self - Comedian - Episode #2.201 (1959) ... Self - Comedian - Episode #2.184 (1959) ... Self - Comedian - Episode #2.163 (1959) ... Self - Comedian
1959-1960
SelfThe Fabulous Fifties
(Documentary) Self
1960
SelfThe Big Party
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 December 1959 (1959) ... Self - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. host (1959) ... Self - Greer Garson hostess (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Dinah Shore Chevy Show
(TV Series) Self - Comedian - Episode #3.35 (1959) ... Self - Comedian - Ray Bolger, Lisa Kirk, Elaine May & Mike Nichols (1958) ... Self - Comedian - Ginger Rogers, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Mike Nichols, Elaine May (1958) ... Self - Comedian
1958-1959
SelfLaugh Line
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1959
SelfAccent on Love
(TV Special) Self - Comedian
1959
SelfThe Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(TV Series) Self - Comedian - Jane Russell, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Earl Grant, George Melachrino & his orchestra (1958) ... Self - Comedian - Peter Ustinov, Margaret O'Brien, Jerry Vale, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Martha Davis & Spouse (1957) ... Self - Comedian
1957-1958
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Orson Bean Show
(Documentary) (post-production)
Archive footageCBS News Sunday Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode #43.5 (2021) ... Self
2021
Archive footageWait in the Wings
(TV Series documentary) Self - Carrie the Musical: The Polarizing Phenomenon (2020) ... Self
2020
Archive footageThe Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2018
Archive footageArthur Miller: Writer
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2017
Archive footageThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - In Memoriam
2015
Archive footageWelcome to the Basement
(TV Series) Self - Catch-22 (2015) ... Self - Ishtar (2015) ... Self - Rare Exports (2014) ... Self
2014-2015
Archive footageThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Director, Producer (In Memoriam)
2015
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 26 December 2014 (2014) ... Self - Episode dated 20 November 2014 (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageLes Chroniques du Mea
(TV Series) Self - The Birdcage/La Cage Aux Folles (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageCNN Newsroom
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 November 2014 (2014) ... Self - Unicef Imagine Campaign (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #21.54 (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageInside Edition
(TV Series documentary) Self - One-Armed Weightlifter (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageMaking the Boys
(Documentary) Self
2011
Archive footageMoguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Fade Out, Fade In (2010) ... Self (uncredited)
2010
Archive footageMake 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
(TV Series documentary) - When I'm Bad I'm Better: The Groundbreakers (2009)
2009
Archive footageInside the Actors Studio
(TV Series) Self - The Simpsons (2003) ... Self
2003
Archive footageHistoires de festival
(TV Movie) Self
2002
Archive footageThe Fifties
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self (in Nichols & May sketch) (uncredited)
1997
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) ... Self - Nichols and May: Take Two (1996) ... Self
1996-1997
Archive footageClassic Stand-Up Comedy of Television
(TV Special documentary) Self
1996
Archive footageThe Great Standups
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1984
Archive footageBeatlemania
Self (uncredited)
1981
Archive footageKing: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
(Documentary) Self
1970