Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

  • Born on
    • July 1st, 1934
  • Died on
    • May 26th, 2008
Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) 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).


Acting (16 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2008Made of Honor as Thomas Bailey Sr.
2007Michael Clayton as Marty Bach
2006Orchestra Seats as Brian Sobinski
2005The Interpreter as Jay Pettigrew (uncredited)
2003Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin as Narrator
2002Changing Lanes as Stephen Delano
2001The Majestic as Studio Executive
1999Eyes Wide Shut as Victor Ziegler
1999Random Hearts as Carl Broman
1998A Civil Action as Al Eustis
1992Husbands and Wives as Jack
1992Death Becomes Her as Hospital Doctor
1992The Player as Dick Mellon
1982Tootsie as George Fields
1962War Hunt as Sgt. Owen Van Horn

Himself (6 Credits)

2018Amazing Grace as Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited)
2014Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
2009Char·ac·ter as Self
2006Sketches of Frank Gehry as Himself
2003A Decade Under the Influence as Self
2001Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures as Himself


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