Sydney Pollack

1 Jul 1934 - 26 May 2008

Director, Producer, Actor

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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Filmography (39 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Amazing Grace
Role: Director
(movie, 2011)
···Margaret
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2008)
7.9The Reader
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2008)
···Made of Honor
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Thomas Bailey Sr.)
(movie, 2008)
···Leatherheads
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2007)
8.0Michael Clayton
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2006)
···Catch a Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
7.3The Interpreter
Genre: Action
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Cold Mountain
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···The Quiet American
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Changing Lanes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stephen Delano)
(movie, 1999)
···Random Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 1999)
7.4Eyes Wide Shut
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Role: Actor (as Victor Ziegler)
(movie, 1998)
···Sliding Doors
Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 1995)
···Sabrina
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1995)
···Sense and Sensibility
Genre: Drama, Romance
By: Ang Lee
Role: Producer
(movie, 1993)
···The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1992)
···Husbands and Wives
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack)
(movie, 1992)
···Death Becomes Her
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hospital Doctor)
(movie, 1992)
···The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dick Mellon)
(movie, 1991)
···Dead Again
Genre: Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 1990)
···Presumed Innocent
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1990)
···Havana
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
7.8Out of Africa
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1982)
···Tootsie
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 1981)
···Absence of Malice
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···The Electric Horseman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1977)
···Bobby Deerfield
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1975)
···Three Days of the Condor
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1975)
···Three Days of the Condor
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1974)
···The Yakuza
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···The Way We Were
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···Jeremiah Johnson
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···The Swimmer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···The Scalphunters
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···This Property Is Condemned
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1965)
···The Slender Thread
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1962)
···War Hunt
Genre: Action, War
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Owen Van Horn)