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Sydney Pollack

1934-07-01 Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Image of Sydney Pollack


Sydney Irwin Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, where he later taught acting. He began directing television shows in the 1960s before moving to films. Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. Some of his best known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and Tootsie, in the latter of which he also appeared. His later films included Havana (1990), The Firm (1993), Sabrina (1995), The Interpreter (2005), and as producer for and actor in Michael Clayton (2007).


Amazing Grace Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-12-07
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Char·ac·ter 2012-11-30
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie Interviewee 2008-02-05
Made of Honor Thomas Bailey Sr. 2008-05-02
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' Himself 2007-10-23
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 2007-10-23
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Michael Clayton Marty Bach 2007-07-12
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself 2006-05-12
Fauteuils d'orchestre Brian Sobinski 2006-02-15
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light Himself 2006-07-18
Cineastes en acció Himself 2006-09-15
The Interpreter Jay Pettigrew (uncredited) 2005-04-08
Cineastes contra magnats Himself 2005-07-17
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz Narrator (voice) 2005-10-25
One Six Right Himself 2005-11-25
A Dying Breed 2004-06-08
Something About Sydney Pollack Himself 2004-06-20
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Narrator 2003-05-01
A Decade Under the Influence Himself 2003-04-25
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Narrator 2002-07-02
Changing Lanes Stephen Delano 2002-04-07
The Majestic Studio Executive 2001-12-21
The Story Behind "Absence of Malice" 2001-06-13
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself 2001-05-02
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' 1999-09-05
Eyes Wide Shut Victor Ziegler 1999-07-16
Random Hearts Carl Broman 1999-10-08
A Civil Action Al Eustis 1998-12-25
Independent's Day Interviewee 1998-01-15
The Player Dick Mellon 1992-04-03
Husbands and Wives Jack 1992-09-18
Death Becomes Her Hospital Doctor 1992-07-30
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star Himself 1991-03-10
Putting it Together: The Making of the Broadway Album Himself 1985-01-01
Tootsie George Fields 1982-12-16
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks Narrator (voice) 1973-01-01
War Hunt Sgt. Owen Van Horn 1962-05-01
A Song of Africa Himself