Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.
Jerry Alan (c.1939-2014) Stunt man. He worked on the James… Continue reading Remembering Mike Nichols, P.D. James and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in November
Director Mike Nichols on Julia Roberts: “She’s got life licked.’ American Film Institute honoree Mike Nichols serves up perspectives on some of the famous actors he’s directed: _ ELIZABETH TAYLOR: Toward the end of filming “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), Taylor was worried about getting through an intense sequence where she was required to cry. While … Continue reading Nichols on Roberts: 'She's got life licked.'
Director Mike Nichols adds AFI career honor to his Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy prize roll Julia Roberts hurled a four-letter word at Mike Nichols to get things rolling at Thursday night’s star-studded American Film Institute’s life-achievement honor for the director. Roberts, the star of Nichols’ films “Closer” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” said he is “one of the … Continue reading Director Nichols adds AFI honor to long prize roll
FILE – In this file photo taken April 27, 2009, director Mike Nichols attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center gala tribute to honor actor Tom Hanks at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Cher are among the stars honoring Mike Nichols when he receives the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute … Continue reading People Mike Nichols
Hanks, Streep and Roberts among stars honoring Mike Nichols with AFI Life Achievement Award Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Cher will be among the stars honoring Mike Nichols when he receives the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. The 78-year-old movie, television and stage director won an Oscar for “The Graduate.” He directed Hanks and Roberts … Continue reading Hanks, Streep to honor Nichols at AFI celebration