Sad news for Nichols fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for Closer, The Graduate or Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 89, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 05/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a director isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouMike was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Mike Nichols was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMike”
— @universalObserver, 4 Dec 2020
“Nichols wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 4 Dec 2020
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