Mike Nichols

1931 - 2014

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Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theatre director. He worked across a range of genres and had an aptitude for getting the best out of actors regardless of their experience. He is one of 19 people to have won all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mike Nichols has received more than 5,041,671 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Mike Nichols is the 295th most popular film director (down from 293rd in 2019), the 1,627th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,593rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Film Director.

Mike Nichols is most famous for directing and starring in the movie The Graduate.

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Among film directors, Mike Nichols ranks 295 out of 2,041Before him are Michael Bay, Barbet Schroeder, Sven Nykvist, Rouben Mamoulian, Makoto Shinkai, and Michael Cacoyannis. After him are Stanley Kramer, Márta Mészáros, Shin Sang-ok, Ousmane Sembène, Mamoru Oshii, and Mikhail Kalatozov.

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Among people born in 1931, Mike Nichols ranks 95Before him are Anthony de Mello, Samir Amin, Tomi Ungerer, Jack Swigert, John Charles, and Juan Goytisolo. After him are Angie Dickinson, Lamberto Dini, Márta Mészáros, Mauricio Kagel, Seyni Kountché, and Tom Wesselmann. Among people deceased in 2014, Mike Nichols ranks 87Before him are Ralph H. Baer, Joan Rivers, Gottfried John, B. K. S. Iyengar, Run Run Shaw, and Riz Ortolani. After him are Milan Galić, Louis Zamperini, Jean-Luc Dehaene, Fred Phelps, Stuart Hall, and Jack Bruce.

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Among people born in Germany, Mike Nichols ranks 1,627 out of 7,253Before him are August Kopff (1882), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Andreas Karlstadt (1486), and Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1783). After him are Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1814), Adolph Freiherr Knigge (1752), Carl Loewe (1796), Alfred Einstein (1880), William I, Duke of Bavaria (1330), and Hannah Pick-Goslar (1928).


Among film directors born in Germany, Mike Nichols ranks 16Before him are Roland Emmerich (1955), Max Ophüls (1902), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), Thea von Harbou (1888), and Robert Siodmak (1900). After him are Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Veit Harlan (1899), Lotte Reiniger (1899), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Walter Ruttmann (1887), and Oskar Fischinger (1900).