Mike nichols sex, language, and the reinvention of psychological realism argues that he overhauled the style of psychological realism, and, in doing so, continues to shape the legacies of hollywood cinema. It also reveals that misreadings of his films were central to foundational debates at the emergence of cinema studies as a discipline. Mike nichols (born mikhail igor peschkowsky november 6, 1931 november 19, 2014) was an american film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. a new biography about richard avedon claims that he carried on an affair for decades with his close friend mike nichols. This salacious story appears in the upcoming book avedon something. Mike nichols, american film, television, and stage director whose productions focus on the absurdities and horrors of modern life as revealed in personal relationships. He received emmy, grammy, academy, and tony awards for his work. His movies included the graduate (1967), silkwood (1983), and the birdcage (1996). new richard avedon bio provides sex, art, beauty -- and his affair with mike nichols something personal reveals that avedon and nichols were lovers for at least two stretches in their lives. Mike nichols sex, language, and the reinvention of psychological realism argues that he overhauled the style of psychological realism, and, in doing so, continues to shape the legacies of hollywood cinema. With iconic movies like whos afraid of virginia woolf?, the graduate, and carnal knowledge, mike nichols was the most prominent american. After being shot, a lawyer loses his memory and must relearn speech and mobility, but he has a loving family to support him. Director mike nichols stars harrison ford, annette bening, michael haley, stanley swerdlow votes 28,516 gross 43. Remembering mike nichols lets talk about sex mike nichols attend the roundabout theatre companys broadway opening night after party for the real. Straight people seem to be able to form these alliances in which the man and the woman complement each other and have a very happy life together but romance plays no part in it. richard avedon and mike nichols thought about running away together book claims richard avedon had decade-long affair with mike nichols book claims oscar-winning actress begged director for sex.