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).


Film 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)
as
Char·ac·ter (2012)
as
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)
as
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)
as
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)
as
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
as Himself
Random Hearts (1999)
as Carl Broman
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)
as
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
A Song of Africa ()
as Himself

Production Credits

Amazing Grace (2018)
Director
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Thanks
Margaret (2011)
Producer
The Reader (2008)
Producer
Leatherheads (2008)
Executive Producer
Michael Clayton (2007)
Producer
Breaking and Entering (2006)
Producer
Catch a Fire (2006)
Executive Producer
Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)
Director
The Interpreter (2005)
Director
The Interpreter (2005)
Executive Producer
Cold Mountain (2003)
Producer
The Quiet American (2002)
Executive Producer
Heaven (2002)
Executive Producer
Iris (2001)
Executive Producer
Blow Dry (2001)
Executive Producer
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Executive Producer
Random Hearts (1999)
Director
Random Hearts (1999)
Producer
Sliding Doors (1998)
Producer
Sabrina (1995)
Director
Sabrina (1995)
Producer
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Executive Producer
Flesh and Bone (1993)
Executive Producer
The Firm (1993)
Director
The Firm (1993)
Producer
Dead Again (1991)
Producer
Havana (1990)
Director
Havana (1990)
Producer
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Producer
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Producer
Out of Africa (1985)
Director
Out of Africa (1985)
Producer
Songwriter (1984)
Producer
Tootsie (1982)
Director
Tootsie (1982)
Producer
Absence of Malice (1981)
Director
Absence of Malice (1981)
Producer
The Electric Horseman (1979)
Director
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Director
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Director
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Producer
The Yakuza (1974)
Director
The Yakuza (1974)
Producer
The Way We Were (1973)
Director
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Director
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Director
Castle Keep (1969)
Director
The Scalphunters (1968)
Director
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Director
The Slender Thread (1965)
Director