MIKE NICHOLS dead at 83

He was born in Berlin, Germany
Diane Sawyer was his wife

Mike Nichols, auteur of "The Graduate," has passed away. He was 83. Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He began his career in the fifties with the improv troupe the Compass Players, predecessor of the Second City in Chicago and as one half of the comedy duo Nichols & May, along with Elaine May. In 1968 Nichols won an Academy Award for ... more >

Charlie Wilson’s War

Based on a true story--you thought they made this stuff up?
Tom Hanks, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directed by Mike Nichols

Aaron Sorkin has written the screenplay and Mike Nichols has shot it and the results are in: Charlie Wilson's War is a winner! The film, which is not only entertaining but engrossing, is about a period of American history which is still very relevant today (the Christianity versus Islam conflict in the 1980s) and more specifically about a politician (Congressman Charlie Wilson, played by a ... more >