Mike Nichols Remembered by Angelina Jolie and Bennett Miller During Emotional Conversation

Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater also remember the late helmer during THR's Director Roundtable

Some of award season's top directors are paying tribute to Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at the age of 83.

Earlier this week while participating in The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable, Interstellar's Christopher Nolan and Boyhood's Richard Linklater praised 1988's Working Girl as among their favorites. Unbroken director Angelina Jolie said she had never met Nichols, but "you could tell from his films — I can't imagine he wasn't a really great person."

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Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller knew Nichols well and became emotional while remembering the late director, saying he didn't know "anybody like him."

"He was somebody who had an impossible amount of curiosity and care and love for so many people," said Miller. "I saw him about a week ago and emailed with him three times yesterday, and he was as sharp as a tack and making jokes and funny."

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This is just a small portion of the Director Roundtable, which will debut on THR.com Dec. 10. The roundtable was moderated by THR features executive editor Stephen Galloway