The world of cinema has lost one of its most beloved directors today. At 83, Mike Nichols, the director of some of the most iconic films in American cinema, died of a heart attack in his Manhattan apartment. A true jack of all trades, Mike belonged to a rare company of directors who were able to achieve great success in both the film and the theatre medium. He was also an accomplished comedian, appearing as one half of the comedy duo Nichols and May. However, it was his contribution to film, with seminal works like The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, that truly made him a sweetheart of the American people.
Follow this link to read more about him and his uncanny ability of “making people cry, or laugh until they cry, or both” at the very same time.
And now that the weekend is here, what better way to kick it off than to enjoy one of Mike’s films. To access a list of some of the best Mike Nichols films, click here.
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