News - November 20, 2014

The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies aged 83
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The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies aged 83

Mike Nichols, best known for directing The Graduate and The Remains Of The Day, has died at the age of 83. 

The director died on Wednesday (November 19th) as a result of cardiac arrest. 

Nichols, who also directed the likes of Working Girl, Silkwood and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, won an Oscar for his work on The Graduate and is one of only 12 stars to win all four major US entertainment awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Nichols had been working on a new HBO film adaptation of Master Class, wihch is a Terrence McNally play about opera star Maria Callas, Meryl Streep had been cast in the title role.

His last film was 2007's Charlie Wilson's War, which starred Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

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