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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).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 84

Birthday 1934-07-01

Day of Death 2008-05-26

Place of Birth Lafayette, Indiana, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Directors(1 episode)
Independent's Day as Interviewee
2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Himself
2012 Char·ac·ter
2008 Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence(1 episode) as Self
2008 Made of Honor as Thomas Bailey Sr.
2008 A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie as Interviewee
2007 The Visions of Stanley Kubrick as Himself
2007 View From the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' as Himself
2007 Michael Clayton as Marty Bach
2006 Sketches of Frank Gehry as Himself
2006 Avenue Montaigne as Brian Sobinski
2005 One Six Right as Himself
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 Something About Sydney Pollack as Himself
2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin as Narrator
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Himself
2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller as Narrator
2002 Changing Lanes as Stephen Delano
2001 The Majestic as Studio Executive
1999 Random Hearts as Carl Broman
1999 Eyes Wide Shut as Victor Ziegler
1999 The Sopranos(1 episode)
1998 Will & Grace(5 episodes) as George Truman
1998 A Civil Action as Al Eustis
1997 Just Shoot Me!(1 episode)
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Guest Caller - Holden Thorpe
1992 Mad About You(1 episode)
1992 Husbands and Wives as Jack
1992 Death Becomes Her as Hospital Doctor
1992 The Player as Dick Mellon
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star as Himself
1986 Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album as Self
1982 Tootsie as George Fields
1973 The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks as Narrator
1962 War Hunt as Sgt. Owen Van Horn
1961 The New Breed(2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode) as Arthur Willis
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel(2 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)

Directing

2015 Amazing GraceDirector
2006 Sketches of Frank GehryDirector
2005 The InterpreterDirector
1999 Random HeartsDirector
1995 SabrinaDirector
1993 The FirmDirector
1990 HavanaDirector
1985 Out of AfricaDirector
1982 TootsieDirector
1981 Absence of MaliceDirector
1979 The Electric HorsemanDirector
1977 Bobby DeerfieldDirector
1975 Three Days of the CondorDirector
1974 The YakuzaDirector
1973 The Way We WereDirector
1972 Jeremiah JohnsonDirector
1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?Director
1969 Castle KeepDirector
1968 The SwimmerDirector
1968 The ScalphuntersDirector
1966 This Property Is CondemnedDirector
1965 The Slender ThreadDirector
1964 Slattery's People(1 episode)Director
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(4 episodes)Director
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)Director
1963 Breaking Point(1 episode)Director
1961 Ben Casey(9 episodes)Director
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(1 episode)Director
1961 Cain's Hundred(2 episodes)Director
1961 The Defenders(1 episode)Director
1960 The Tall Man(2 episodes)Director

Production

2011 MargaretProducer
2008 The ReaderProducer
2008 LeatherheadsExecutive Producer
2007 Michael ClaytonProducer
2006 Catch a FireExecutive Producer
2005 The InterpreterExecutive Producer
2003 Cold MountainProducer
2002 The Quiet AmericanExecutive Producer
1999 The Talented Mr. RipleyExecutive Producer
1999 Random HeartsProducer
1998 Sliding DoorsProducer
1995 SabrinaProducer
1995 Sense and SensibilityExecutive Producer
1993 The FirmProducer
1991 Dead AgainProducer
1990 HavanaProducer
1990 Presumed InnocentProducer
1988 Bright Lights, Big CityProducer
1985 Out of AfricaProducer
1982 TootsieProducer
1981 Absence of MaliceProducer
1975 Three Days of the CondorProducer
1974 The YakuzaProducer

Crew

2012 Silver Linings PlaybookThanks

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