Happy belated birthday, Mike Nichols.
Video from Mike Nichols’ Heartburn — 30 year old me working for Mike Nichols in the brown shirt and brown hair
6/25/20: Mike Nichols #poetry #America #movies #theater #improvisation
Some of my beats are America, movies, theater and improvisation. All of those beats are in trouble right now, and also on the brink of great opportunity. Today’s segment is a song of praise that surprised me about a man who surfed time from Hitler to Obama, adapting and thriving as a human being, artist and businessman — in that order — maintaining his core and transforming his approaches to stay timely, relevant and healing until the end.
Mike Nichols was a nice man
a good man
a man from another time
I worked for him briefly
He made me feel like I was a genius and the next big thing
He did that for most everybody
He loved actors
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