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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

NPR's Scott Simon remembers actor, director, and comedian Mike Nichols. Critics sometimes carped that they couldn't find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things.
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Benedict Cumberbatch: Code Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.
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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Opens Where 'Catching Fire' Ended

The final novel of the trilogy has been cut into two pictures. This one is a placeholder film. It exists to smooth the transition from its successful predecessors to a glorious concluding part.
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Director Mike Nichols Remembered As A Comedian, Raconteur, Charmer

Robert Siegel remembers director and film icon Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 83.
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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.
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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.
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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
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Bennett Miller On Making The True-Life Crime Film 'Foxcatcher'

Foxcatcher is about wealthy heir John du Pont who hosted Olympic wrestlers on his estate. The director talks about casting Steve Carrell, the challenge of filming wrestling scenes and his film Capote.
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'Dumb And Dumber To' A Surprise Hit At The Box Office

This weekend's box office winner was Dumb And Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in a sequel to their 1994 hit. NPR pop culture blogger Linda Holmes says laziness isn't the only thing that brings old properties back to life.
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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero

The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.

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