Mike Nichols Dies at 83: Katie Couric, Mia Farrow, More Stars React

Mike Nichols
After legendary director Mike Nichols died at age 83 on Wednesday, Nov. 19, stars including Katie Couric, Mia Farrow, and George Stephanopoulos mourned his death on Twitter  Walter McBride/Getty Images

Legendary director Mike Nichols died suddenly at age 83 on Wednesday, Nov. 19, leaving behind an impressive legacy and body of work, including beloved films like The Graduate, Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards. 

The husband of famed journalist Diane Sawyer, Nichols was one of an elite few EGOT winners, having earned two Emmys (for Angels in America and Wit), a Grammy (for his comedy album An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May), an Oscar (for The Graduate), and several Tonys (for Barefoot in the Park, Death of a Salesman, and Spamalot, among others).

After news of his death broke early Thursday morning, Nov. 20, tributes from his colleagues in Hollywood began to pop up on Twitter. Us Weekly has rounded up a few of them below. (We'll update this post as more pour in.)

Natalie Portman: "There's nothing good enough I can write that would do Mike justice," the actress told Us Weekly in a statement. "He was the one who had the best words, the right hug for hard times, the funny comment to diffuse your pain. He saved me again and again.  He was the best way to be a person and an artist. And the most, most fun. I send my deepest love to Diane, Jenny, Max, Daisy and their children, who filled his days with light."

Steve Carell


Connie Britton

Jeremy Piven


Tony Goldwyn

George Stephanopoulos

Katie Couric


Ron Howard


Mia Farrow

Jason Robert Brown


Audra McDonald

Ben Stiller

John Leguizamo


Elizabeth Perkins

John Mulaney


Julianne Moore


Kevin Spacey


Hugh Jackman

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