Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

  • Birthday: 1934-07-01
  • Deathday: 2008-05-26
  • Place of birth: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Also know as: Sydney Irwin Pollack

Biography

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).

Filmography

Sketches of Frank Gehry

2006

As Himself

One Six Right

2005

As Himself

Eyes Wide Shut

1999

As Victor Ziegler

War Hunt

1962

As Sgt. Owen Van Horn

Changing Lanes

2002

As Stephen Delano

Husbands and Wives

1992

As Jack

A Song of Africa

2000

As Himself

Michael Clayton

2007

As Marty Bach

Char·ac·ter

2012

As Self

Random Hearts

1999

As Carl Broman

The Last Mogul

2005

As Self

Tootsie

1982

As George Fields

Avenue Montaigne

2006

As Brian Sobinski

Independent's Day

1998

As Self

Amazing Grace

2018

As Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited)

Made of Honor

2008

As Thomas Bailey Sr.

Death Becomes Her

1992

As Hospital Doctor

Love in Hollywood

1996

As Self

The Player

1992

As Dick Mellon

The Story of the Swimmer

2014

As Self (archive footage)

A Civil Action

1998

As Al Eustis

The Interpreter

2005

As Jay Pettigrew (uncredited)

The Majestic

2001

As Studio Executive (voice)

Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

2005

As Himself

Babenco: Tell Me When I Die

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

2014

As Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

The Interpreter

2005

As Director

Out of Africa

1985

As Director

The Way We Were

1973

As Director

The Electric Horseman

1979

As Director

Havana

1990

As Director

Sabrina

1995

As Director

Jeremiah Johnson

1972

As Director

Three Days of the Condor

1975

As Director

The Scalphunters

1968

As Director

Random Hearts

1999

As Director

Tootsie

1982

As Director

Sketches of Frank Gehry

2006

As Director

The Yakuza

1974

As Director

Bobby Deerfield

1977

As Director

The Firm

1993

As Director

Castle Keep

1969

As Director

Absence of Malice

1981

As Director

The Slender Thread

1965

As Director

Amazing Grace

2018

As Director

The Interpreter

2005

As Executive Producer

Out of Africa

1985

As Producer

Catch a Fire

2006

As Executive Producer

Sliding Doors

1998

As Producer

Cold Mountain

2003

As Producer

Sense and Sensibility

1995

As Executive Producer

Michael Clayton

2007

As Producer

Leatherheads

2008

As Executive Producer

Presumed Innocent

1990

As Producer

The Reader

2008

As Producer

Sabrina

1995

As Producer

The Quiet American

2002

As Executive Producer

Three Days of the Condor

1975

As Producer

Random Hearts

1999

As Producer

Tootsie

1982

As Producer

The Yakuza

1974

As Producer

The Firm

1993

As Producer

Margaret

2011

As Producer

Absence of Malice

1981

As Producer

Havana

1990

As Producer

Bright Lights, Big City

1988

As Producer

The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999

As Executive Producer

Songwriter

1984

As Producer

Heaven

2002

As Executive Producer

Iris

2001

As Executive Producer

Breaking and Entering

2006

As Producer

Flesh and Bone

1993

As Executive Producer

Blow Dry

2001

As Executive Producer

Bobby Deerfield

1977

As Producer

Leaving Normal

1992

As Executive Producer

Recount

2008

As Executive Producer

The Fabulous Baker Boys

1989

As Executive Producer

Poodle Springs

1998

As Executive Producer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

1993

As Executive Producer

Dead Again

1991

As Executive Producer

A Private Matter

1992

As Executive Producer

Forty Shades of Blue

2005

As Executive Producer

Honeysuckle Rose

1980

As Executive Producer

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