"Catch-22 has made me feel differently about what I lay on the line and what I do with my money too," Nichols says. "There are suddenly so many urgent things that we must do for one another to make sure that we continue to live on this earth. The kind of après-moi-le-dé-luge parties and life-style that goes with them seem more and more distasteful. The accounts of such rounds are beginning to sound like Evelyn Waugh parties in a dirigible during a war."
The prolific actor-director won three Tony Awards
From Virginia Woolf and The Graduate to the scalding Closer, this acclaimed director located the humor and pain in stories of erotic alliances
He was one of the few to win an EGOT
He was 'the sort of director whom most writers and actors only meet when they are asleep and dreaming'
From The Graduate to Charlie Wilson's War
Mike Nichols, whose many accolades include the Academy Award for Best Director for The Graduate, died on Wednesday at 83. The German-born comedian, writer and...