Mike Nichols (born Igor Mikhail Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian.He was noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and for his aptitude for getting the best out of actors regardless of their experience.
Mike Nichols, Director: The Graduate. He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Ed 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 entering ...
Received the first straight $1,000,000 director's salary for Catch-22 (1970). When percentages were figured in, Nichols was the first director to earn $1,000,000, combination salary and percentage of net or gross, from a single film, for The Graduate (1967).
This is a well-written, insightful and funny biography of Mike Nichols, and, incidentally, almost a manual of tips for directing theatrical productions, stage comedies and for directing movies. Mike Nichols presented a prepared persona to the world from boyhood onward, and this adroit analysis uncovers much of his charming performance of life.
Jun 09, 2021 · Prolific critic Mark Harris’ “Mike Nichols: A Life” came out earlier this year and offers an exhaustively researched, entertaining biography of Nichols at every significant point of his life ...
Michael Cormac Newell (born 28 March 1942) is an English film and television director and producer. He won the BAFTA for Best Direction for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), which also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and subsequently directed the films Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
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