Image of Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

1934-07-01 Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Image of Sydney Pollack


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).


Babenco - Alguém Tem que Ouvir o Coração e Dizer: Parou Self (archive footage) 2020-11-26
Amazing Grace Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-12-07
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
The Story of the Swimmer Self (archive footage) 2014-03-11
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Char·ac·ter Self 2012-11-30
Made of Honor Thomas Bailey Sr. 2008-04-30
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie Interviewee 2008-02-05
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 Self 2007-10-23
Vision Of A Future Passed: The Prophecy Of 2001 Self 2007-10-23
Michael Clayton Marty Bach 2007-07-12
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' Himself 2007-10-23
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 2007-10-23
Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself 2006-05-12
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light Self 2006-07-18
Fauteuils d'orchestre Brian Sobinski 2006-02-15
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Himself 2006-06-13
Cineastes en acció Self 2006-09-15
The Last Mogul Self 2005-06-24
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz Narrator (voice) 2005-10-25
The Interpreter Jay Pettigrew (uncredited) 2005-04-08
One Six Right Himself 2005-11-25
Cineastes contra magnats Himself 2005-07-17
A Dying Breed: The Making of The Leopard 2004-06-08
Something About Sydney Pollack Himself 2004-06-20
A Decade Under the Influence Self 2003-04-25
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Narrator 2003-05-01
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Narrator 2002-07-02
Changing Lanes Stephen Delano 2002-04-07
The Majestic Studio Executive (voice) 2001-12-21
The Story Behind "Absence of Malice" 2001-06-13
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself 2001-05-02
A Song of Africa Himself 2000-02-29
Random Hearts Carl Broman 1999-10-08
The Way We Were: Looking Back Himself 1999-01-02
Eyes Wide Shut Victor Ziegler 1999-07-16
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' 1999-09-05
Independent's Day Self 1998-01-15
A Civil Action Al Eustis 1998-12-25
Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach Self 1996-03-15
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Self 1993-05-22
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 1982-06-10
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks Narrator (voice) 1973-01-01
War Hunt Sgt. Owen Van Horn 1962-05-01
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 Andres 1959-03-12
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 Andres 1959-03-19