Sydney Pollack1934 — 2008 Age: 73 years old
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).
July 1, 1934, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
May 26, 2008
1972 Jeremiah JohnsonDirector 1985 Out of AfricaDirector and Producer 1990 Presumed InnocentProducer 1993 The FirmProducer and Director 1995 Sense and SensibilityExecutive Producer 1999 Eyes Wide ShutVictor Ziegler 1999 Random HeartsDirector, Producer, and Carl Broman 2001 IrisExecutive Producer 2002 HeavenExecutive Producer 2002 Changing LanesStephen Delano 2002 The Quiet AmericanExecutive Producer 2003 Cold MountainProducer 2005 The InterpreterExecutive Producer, Director, and Jay Pettigrew (uncredited) 2009 The ReaderProducer 2012 Silver Linings PlaybookThanksLimited to the 15 most popular items