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  November 20th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Very sad news today: Mike Nichols, who made such films as The Graduate, which earned him a best director Oscar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, has died. He was 83. Meryl was one of his frequent collaborators, appearing on four of his projects – Silkwood, Heartburn, Postcards from the Edge and Angels in America – and was slated to team with Nichols for a fifth time for the HBO adaptation of Masterclass in 2015. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Streep once said of Nichols, “no explanation of our world could be complete and no account or image of it so rich, if we didn’t have you,” in hailing him as one of the essential artists of our time. Nichols presented Streep with her AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004 and Streep repeated that duty in 2010, presenting Nichols with his award. With Nichols, Hollywood loses one of his most unique and crafted directors. He will be greatly missed. Edit: Meryl Streep was quoted in today’s USA Today.

An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can’t imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man.

  • esti

    what a great loss…
    very sad news and can’t imagine how Master Class will goes next year.
    hope the show still goes on

  • Crist

    Additionally, Mike and Streep worked together in theatre twice. Once of them was in The Seagull.

  • Sonja

    A great loss.
    He was really one of my favorite directors.
    He directed my 2nd favorite best actress win after Meryl in Sophie’s Choice: Liz Taylor in Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    I loved all his films and when I did not, at least I enjoyed the film .
    His collaboration with Meryl are fantastic. An intense work class drama, a hilarious display of a marriage, a great Hollywood satire and a masterpiece called Angels in America.

    RIP and thanks for just everything!

  • Carl

    This is very sad news indeed. Please report on Streep’s reaction, I suppose she will release a statement in the next few days. Also what will happen to the Master Class-production? Hope they won’t cancel it!