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Mike Nichols career timeline

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Mike Nichols receives AFI Life Achievement Award

1967 Earns his first directing Academy Award nomination for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

1968 Wins the directing Oscar and Golden Globe for "The Graduate."

1970 Directs "Catch-22."

1977 "Family" is nominated as best Emmy drama series.

1980 Directs the comedy documentary "Gilda Live," featuring Gilda Radner.

1984 "Silkwood" earns him a third Oscar nomination.

1986 Produces and directs "Heartburn."

1989 Nabs his fourth Oscar nomination as best director, this time for "Working Girl."

1990 "Postcards From the Edge" is released, starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid.

1991 Harrison Ford stars in Nichols' "Regarding Henry."

1993 Produces "The Remains of the Day," which is later a best picture nominee at the Academy Awards.

1996 Pairs Robin Williams with Nathan Lane in "The Birdcage."

2001 Earns a miniseries director Emmy for "Wit."

2004 Works with Julia Roberts for the first time in "Closer"; receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the DGA; wins a TV director Emmy for "Angels in America," which is also named best miniseries.

2007 Directs Roberts and Tom Hanks in "Charlie Wilson's War."