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The Birdcage

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Birdcage

Released in 1996 and directed by Mike Nichols, The Birdcage is a comedic film where a gay cabaret owner endeavours to put up a false “straight front” for the benefit of his son’s engagement. The film won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast award at the 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Shot in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, the film features actors Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, and Dianne Wiest.

Nathan Lane

Essential Film Stars, Nathan Lane

The two-time Tony Award winning Nathan Lane was born February 3rd, 1956, in Jersey City, NJ. Known for his work in both film and Broadway productions, Lane was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Mike Nichols

Essential Film Directors, Mike Nichols

The award-winning director Mike Nichols achieved great success throughout his 50-year career, beginning with directing 1967’s highly acclaimed award-winning film, The Graduate. Nichols followed up this project with popular films in the 1970’s and 1980’s, including Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, Biloxi Blues, and Working Girl. The director also returned to the stage to direct a number of Broadway shows.

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