The work of director Mike Nichols pervades America's cultural consciousness—from The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Angels in America and The Birdcage, not to mention hit plays like Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple. Yet most fans know very little of this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, born Mikail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin, who came to this country to escape the Nazis. Since childhood, Nichols battled depression, yet he finally found happiness in his marriage with Diane Sawyer. This is a mosaic tribute to a brilliant and original artist, as told by such esteemed friends as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, and Lorne Michaels.