Mike Nichols – American Film Institute
Working Girl Film Still - Melanie Griffith

WORKING GIRL (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing across three of the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including among the most inspiring films, the greatest love stories and cinema’s greatest song – WORKING GIRL (1988) was brought to the screen by two recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award, director Mike Nichols and star Harrison Ford....
The Birdcage Film Still - Robin Williams and Nathan Lane

THE BIRDCAGE (1996) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as South Beach club owners navigating an introduction to their son’s would-be in-laws, THE BIRDCAGE (1996) stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane – and was written by Elaine May and produced and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Mike Nichols. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about...
THE GRADUATE Film Still - Dustin Hoffman

THE GRADUATE (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman – both recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film – THE GRADUATE (1967) earned recognition across several of  AFI’s lists of film’s finest. Among its well-deserved accolades, THE GRADUATE appeared on both lists of the greatest American films of...
Angels in American Film Still


ANGELS IN AMERICA was brought to life with empathy and artistry by an exquisite creative ensemble that includes three AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Mike Nichols and stars Al Pacino and Meryl Streep. Recognized with an AFI AWARD as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image,...
Working Girl Film Still - Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith


WORKING GIRL appears on three of AFI’s lists, including being named one of the most inspiring films and one of the greatest love stories. AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Harrison Ford (2001) and Mike Nichols (2010) worked together to bring WORKING GIRL to the silver screen. Watch Jon Hamm announce the film: Movie Trivia about…

Celebrating The Life Of Mike Nichols

Genius is a word oft overused in our world, but not in the case of Mike Nichols. His artistry spanned all forms of modern storytelling – movies, television and the stage – and his gifts across five decades will continue to inspire artists and audiences alike in the decades to come. AFI presented him the…