Sydney Pollack

Birthday:
07/01/1934
Place of birth:
Lafayette, Indiana, USA:
Biography:
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).

Credits

Amazing Grace (2018)
as Himself - Director (archive footage) (uncredited)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Char·ac·ter (2012)
Made of Honor (2008)
as Thomas Bailey Sr.
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie (2008)
as Interviewee
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007)
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
as Himself
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)
as Himself
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007)
as Himself
Michael Clayton (2007)
as Marty Bach
Cineastes en acció (2006)
as Himself
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)
as Himself
Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)
as Himself
Fauteuils d'orchestre (2006)
as Brian Sobinski
One Six Right (2005)
as Himself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz (2005)
as Narrator (voice)
Cineastes contra magnats (2005)
as Himself
The Interpreter (2005)
as Jay Pettigrew (uncredited)
Something About Sydney Pollack (2004)
as Himself
A Dying Breed (2004)
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
as Narrator
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
as Himself
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)
as Narrator
Changing Lanes (2002)
as Stephen Delano
The Majestic (2001)
as Studio Executive
The Story Behind "Absence of Malice" (2001)
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
as Himself
A Song of Africa (2000)
as Himself
Random Hearts (1999)
as Carl Broman
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
as Victor Ziegler
A Civil Action (1998)
as Al Eustis
Independent's Day (1998)
as Interviewee
Husbands and Wives (1992)
as Jack
Death Becomes Her (1992)
as Hospital Doctor
The Player (1992)
as Dick Mellon
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991)
as Himself
Putting it Together: The Making of the Broadway Album (1985)
as Himself
Tootsie (1982)
as George Fields
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973)
as Narrator (voice)
War Hunt (1962)
as Sgt. Owen Van Horn
Amazing Grace
Director
Silver Linings Playbook
Thanks
Margaret
Producer
Leatherheads
Executive Producer
The Reader
Producer
Michael Clayton
Producer
Breaking and Entering
Producer
Catch a Fire
Executive Producer
Sketches of Frank Gehry
Director
The Interpreter
Director
The Interpreter
Executive Producer
Cold Mountain
Producer
The Quiet American
Executive Producer
Heaven
Executive Producer
Iris
Executive Producer
Blow Dry
Executive Producer
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Executive Producer
Random Hearts
Director
Random Hearts
Producer
Sliding Doors
Producer
Sabrina
Director
Sabrina
Producer
Sense and Sensibility
Executive Producer
Flesh and Bone
Executive Producer
The Firm
Director
The Firm
Producer
Dead Again
Producer
Havana
Director
Havana
Producer
Presumed Innocent
Producer
Bright Lights, Big City
Producer
Out of Africa
Director
Out of Africa
Producer
Songwriter
Producer
Tootsie
Director
Tootsie
Producer
Absence of Malice
Director
Absence of Malice
Producer
The Electric Horseman
Director
Bobby Deerfield
Director
Bobby Deerfield
Producer
Three Days of the Condor
Director
Three Days of the Condor
Producer
The Yakuza
Director
The Yakuza
Producer
The Way We Were
Director
Jeremiah Johnson
Director
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Director
Castle Keep
Director
The Scalphunters
Director
This Property Is Condemned
Director
The Slender Thread
Director

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