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Mike Nichols

1931 - 2014

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Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was a German-born Jewish American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. 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 18 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 4,656,144 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 53 in 2019). Mike Nichols is the 292nd most popular film director (down from 206th in 2019), the 1,593rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,135th 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 292 out of 1,581Before him are Michael Bay, Germaine Dulac, Ruggero Deodato, Yuen Woo-ping, Garry Marshall, and Richard Brooks. After him are Béla Tarr, M. Night Shyamalan, Leos Carax, Carol Reed, Ermanno Olmi, and Tsui Hark.

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Among people born in 1931, Mike Nichols ranks 95Before him are Mauricio Kagel, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Collins, Takashi Takabayashi, John Gavin, and Angie Dickinson. After him are Yao Wenyuan, Nikolai Chernykh, Vujadin Boškov, Barbara Eden, Koichi Sugiyama, and Ermanno Olmi. Among people deceased in 2014, Mike Nichols ranks 80Before him are Malcolm Glazer, Joan Rivers, Tito Vilanova, Jack Bruce, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and Alexander Shulgin. After him are Vujadin Boškov, P. D. James, Viktor Tikhonov, Vladimir Beara, Serge Moscovici, and Johnny Winter.

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Among people born in Germany, Mike Nichols ranks 1,593 out of 6,142Before him are Oskar Lafontaine (1943), Albrecht Penck (1858), Thomas Müller (1989), Rupert II, Elector Palatine (1325), Wilhelm Zaisser (1893), and Viktor Brack (1904). After him are Wilhelm Backhaus (1884), Horst Eckel (1932), Heinrich Göbel (1818), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736), and Wolfgang Wagner (1919).


Among film directors born in Germany, Mike Nichols ranks 16Before him are Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Robert Siodmak (1900), Thea von Harbou (1888), Douglas Sirk (1897), and Margarethe von Trotta (1942). After him are Veit Harlan (1899), Lotte Reiniger (1899), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Oskar Fischinger (1900), and Peter Stein (1937).