The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies aged 83

The Oscar-winning filmmaker also directed Catch-22, Working Girl, The Remains of the Day and The Birdcage

Acclaimed Hollywood director Mike Nichols has died aged 83.

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Nichols won an Oscar for 1967 comedy-drama The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman, and received nominations for Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

He also directed Catch-22, The Birdcage and, his final film, Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and was one of only 12 people to win all four major US entertainment awards – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in 1931 in Germany, Nichols began his career as a comedian with improv group The Compass Players and as one half of duo Nichols and May with Elaine May.

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He leaves behind his fourth wife, ABC News presenter Diane Sawyer, who he married in 1988.