Sydney Pollack

Film Producer / Actor / Television Director / Film Director / Aircraft Pilot / Character Actor | * 07/01/1934 († 73, 05/26/2008) | Lafayette, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 20 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 movies or shows and produced over 44 films. For his film Out of Africa (1985), Pollack won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. He was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and Tootsie (1982). Some of his other best-known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His subsequent films included Havana (1990), ... ()
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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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Sydney Pollack

Primetime Emmy Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Berlinale Camera National Board of Review Award for Best Film Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series 3x Academy Award for Best Director 4x Academy Award for Best Picture European Film Award for Best Film

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Movies with Sydney Pollack as Actor(49)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Babenco: Tell Me When I Die
as Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited)2018 Amazing Grace
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
as Thomas Bailey Sr.2008 Made of Honor
as Marty Bach2007 Michael Clayton
as himself2006 Filmmakers in Action
as Brian Sobinski2006 Avenue Montaigne
as Self2005 The Last Mogul
as Jay Pettigrew (uncredited)2005 The Interpreter
as himself2005 One Six Right
as himself2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons
as Stephen Delano2002 Changing Lanes
as Studio Executive2001 The Majestic
as himself2000 A Song of Africa
as Victor Ziegler1999 Eyes Wide Shut
as Carl Broman1999 Random Hearts
as Al Eustis1998 A Civil Action
as Interviewee1998 Independent's Day
as Hospital Doctor1992 Death Becomes Her
as Jack1992 Husbands and Wives
as Dick Mellon1992 The Player
as George Fields1982 Tootsie
as Sgt. Owen Van Horn1962 War Hunt

TV Shows/Series with Sydney Pollack as Actor(16)

as George Truman1998 Will & Grace
as Holden Thorpe (voice)1993 Frasier
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Arthur Willis1959 The Twilight Zone

Movies with Sydney Pollack as Crew(56)

Directing/Director2018 Amazing Grace
Crew/Thanks2012 Silver Linings Playbook
Production/Producer2011 Margaret
Production/Producer2008 The Reader
Production/Executive Producer2008 Recount
Production/Executive Producer2008 Leatherheads
Production/Producer2007 Michael Clayton
Production/Producer2006 Breaking and Entering
Directing/Director2006 Sketches of Frank Gehry
Production/Executive Producer2006 Catch a Fire
Directing/Director2005 The Interpreter
Production/Executive Producer2005 The Interpreter
Production/Producer2003 Cold Mountain
Production/Executive Producer2002 Heaven
Production/Executive Producer2002 The Quiet American
Production/Executive Producer2001 Iris
Production/Executive Producer2001 Blow Dry
Directing/Director1999 Random Hearts
Production/Producer1999 Random Hearts
Production/Executive Producer1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley
Production/Producer1998 Sliding Doors
Production/Executive Producer1998 Poodle Springs
Production/Executive Producer1995 Sense and Sensibility
Directing/Director1995 Sabrina
Production/Producer1995 Sabrina
Directing/Director1993 The Firm
Production/Producer1993 The Firm
Production/Executive Producer1993 Flesh and Bone
Production/Executive Producer1992 Leaving Normal
Production/Producer1991 Dead Again
Directing/Director1990 Havana
Production/Producer1990 Havana
Production/Producer1990 Presumed Innocent
Production/Executive Producer1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
Production/Producer1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Directing/Director1985 Out of Africa
Production/Producer1985 Out of Africa
Production/Producer1984 Songwriter
Directing/Director1982 Tootsie
Production/Producer1982 Tootsie
Directing/Director1981 Absence of Malice
Production/Producer1981 Absence of Malice
Directing/Director1979 The Electric Horseman
Directing/Director1977 Bobby Deerfield
Production/Producer1977 Bobby Deerfield
Directing/Director1975 Three Days of the Condor
Production/Producer1975 Three Days of the Condor
Directing/Director1974 The Yakuza
Production/Producer1974 The Yakuza
Directing/Director1973 The Way We Were
Directing/Director1972 Jeremiah Johnson
Directing/Director1969 Castle Keep
Directing/Director1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Directing/Director1968 The Scalphunters
Directing/Director1966 This Property Is Condemned
Directing/Director1965 The Slender Thread

TV Shows/Series with Sydney Pollack as Crew(9)

Directing/Director1964 Slattery's People
Directing/Director1963 Breaking Point
Directing/Director1963 The Fugitive
Directing/Director1961 Cain's Hundred
Directing/Director1961 Target: The Corruptors!
Directing/Director1961 The Defenders
Directing/Director1961 Ben Casey
Directing/Director1960 The Tall Man

Full Name: Sydney Irwin Pollack
Born: Sunday, 07/01 1934 (July) in Lafayette, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 05/26 2008 (May) in Pacific Palisades (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Sydney Pollack frequently works together with these people:
Anthony Minghella (16x, Crew)
Jack Klugman (13x, Actor)
Dave Grusin (11x, Crew)
Robert Redford (10x, Actor)
Alfred Hitchcock (9x, Crew)
Peter Falk (9x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (9x, Actor)
James Gregory (9x, Actor)
Richard Schickel (9x, Crew)
Gary Leva (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5688, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/04/2021