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Mike Nichols and "The Graduate"

Clip: 01/29/2016 | 1m 17s Video has closed captioning.

Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for directing "The Graduate," his second film, released in December 1967. Nichols learned about directing from Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg. Dustin Hoffman, the young star of "The Graduate," and Paul Simon, whose songs are included on the soundtrack, describe working on the film, which earned many Academy Award nominations as well as Nichols' win.

Aired: 01/29/16

Rating: NR

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