Mike Nichols
American Masters Season 30

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Elaine May directs this profile of Mike Nichols (1931-2014), who helmed such films as "The Graduate," "Biloxi Blues" and "Working Girl"--and, of course, was half of the Nichols and May comedy team in the late 1950s and early '60s. Included: an interview with Nichol; and remarks from such friends as Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Bob Balaban, Tony Kushner, Neil Simon, Frank Langella and James L. Brooks.


Critic Reviews for Mike Nichols

Incomplete, and no May on camera. Still, it's fascinating and fun.

Jan 29, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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[It] doesn't try to be either a comprehensive catalog of Nichols' achievements or a thorough biography of his marriages and children... It's far more interesting to consider what Nichols has to say about high and low points in his career.

Jan 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The heart of the piece is Mr. Nichols himself, who weaves an irresistible spell just by talking-about his work, his colleagues and, best of all, himself.

Jan 29, 2016 | Full Review…

While an hour is hardly sufficient to fully do justice to Nichols' rich stage, film and performing resume, it's enough to provide ample insight into why so many speak of the artist - who died in 2014, at the age of 83 - so reverently and affectionately.

Jan 27, 2016 | Full Review…
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