Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols in a statement. She joins the likes of Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Steven Spielberg in expressing her grief via social media or in a media statement.
Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.
A look back on the legacy of the late director.
Today Hollywood mourns the death of Mike Nichols, the mind behind films like The Graduate, Closer and Working Girl. Having started out his career as a comedian and later moving on to comedy, standup, directing, drama and a whole list of other film credits, Nichols could truly be called a Renaissance man of modern cinema.
Throughout his career, Nichols played with genres and characters to explore the broad range of the human condition.
He was one of the few multi-talented artists to enter the EGOT club, as Tracy Jordan would call it and win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony for his work. Nichols frequently went from the comic to the tragic and right back again in his quest to explore all aspects of the human condition.
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Mike Nichols made some of the most culturally important movies of all time.
Mike Nichols, the legendary American director probably best known for helming hit movie The Graduate, has died aged 83. Nichols had been married to the actress Diane Sawyer for 26 couples, forming one of the true "power couples" of Hollywood.
After ABC announced the news, chief James Golston said: "In a triumphant career that spanned over six decades, Mike created some of the most iconic works of American film, television and theater-an astonishing canon ranging from The Graduate, Working Girl, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf to Closer, Charlie Wilson's War, Annie, Spamalot, The Birdcage, and Angels in America.
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Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer - Celebrities at the private funeral of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Manhattan's Upper East Side - New York City, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014
Mike Nichols - Opening night after party for Broadway's 'The Real Thing' held at the American Airlines Theatre - Arrivals at American Airlines Theatre, - New York, United States - Thursday 30th October 2014
Designers and journalists alike were seen arriving at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan ahead of the funeral service of Oscar de la Renta, where they proceeded to pay their respects to one of the greatest designers of the fashion world.
The son of late writer Norman Mailer is set to take over as the director of a film previously developed by Mike Nichols.Michael Mailer worked...