Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, dies age 83
NEWS: Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, has died aged 83.
His second, “The Graduate”, with its genius casting of small, Jewish Dustin Hoffman where the script called for a towering all American track hero, won him the Academy award for best director.
This trajectory continued. Accolades fell from the boughs of Hollywood and Broadway alike. Impervious to failure, over six decades Nichols won cabines-full of Grammies, Tonies, Oscars and Emmies: winning his last Tony in 2012, for the adaptation of Arthur Miller's Death
of a Salesmen.
Nichols’ style was protean, his touch light and he weathered America’s fickle entertainment industry for 60 years. His death is the end of an era. With it, we lose a link to Hollywood’s razzle-dazzle past, with its Martinis, tobacco-stained nights; its Elizabeths and Marilyns.
Mike Nichols on Acting:
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf: