Mike Nichols

Biography: Having leapt to fame in the late 1950s as a satirical comedian in partnership with Elaine May, Mike Nichols turned director in the early 60s with phenomenal success on Broadway - "Barefoot In The Park", "Luv" and "The Odd Couple", his first three Broadway plays, all ran for years. His first movie, in 1966, was far more serious - "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?", based on the Edward Albee play, was perhaps the most highly-praised American film of its year and a great box-office hit. His second film, some eighteen months later, dwarfed the success of this debut, however - "The Graduate" won Nichols an Oscar as best director and was nothing less than a history-making phenomenon, still hugely popular today and finding new admirers with each succeeding generation. Nichols has always worked both in theatre and cinema, and in the twenty-first century has also become a television director - his TV movies based on the plays "Wit" and "Angels In America" have been much acclaimed and won awards.

Mike Nichols' Scores

Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 88 Everything Is Copy
Lowest Metascore: 41 What Planet Are You From?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
88 Everything Is Copy Mar 11, 2016 Himself 7.8
84 The Remains of the Day Nov 5, 1993 Producer 8.3
77 The Graduate Dec 21, 1967 Director 7.1
73 Working Girl Dec 23, 1988 Director 8.5
72 The Birdcage Mar 8, 1996 Director / Producer 7.6
71 Postcards from the Edge Sep 12, 1990 Director / Producer 7.2
70 Primary Colors Mar 20, 1998 Director / Producer 8.5
69 Becoming Mike Nichols Feb 19, 2016 Himself 2.0
69 Charlie Wilson's War Dec 21, 2007 Director 6.9
65 Closer Dec 3, 2004 Director / Producer 8.8
64 Silkwood Dec 14, 1983 Director / Producer 8.6
64 Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Oct 4, 2006 Himself 8.0
55 Friends with Kids Mar 9, 2012 Executive Producer 5.9
49 Heartburn Jul 25, 1986 Director / Producer tbd
41 What Planet Are You From? Mar 3, 2000 Director / Producer 1.0