Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1934-07-01
Deathday: 2008-05-26 (73 years old)

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Biography

Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. For his film Out of Africa (1985), Pollack won the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture. He was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) and Tootsie (1982).


Some of his other best-known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His subsequent films included Havana (1990), The Firm (1993), The Interpreter (2005), and he produced and acted in Michael Clayton (2007). Pollack also made appearances in Robert Altman's Hollywood mystery The Player (1992), Woody Allen's relationship drama Husbands and Wives (1993), and Stanley Kubrick's erotic psychological drama Eyes Wide Shut (1999).


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Filmography

All 151

Movies 119

Self 54

Producer 34

TV Shows 32

Director 30

Narrator 4

Voice 3

Self (archive footage)
Babenco: Tell Me When I Die

Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2020)

Movie
Self - Director (archive footage) (uncredited)
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace (2018)

Movie
Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Story of The Swimmer

The Story of The Swimmer (2014)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes to...

And the Oscar Goes to... (2014)

Movie
Self
Char·ac·ter

Char·ac·ter (2012)

Movie
Thanks
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Movie
7.33
Producer
Margaret

Margaret (2011)

Movie
5.64
Self
Glanz und Elend in Hollywood: Natalie Wood

Glanz und Elend in Hollywood: Natalie Wood (2009)

Movie
Producer
The Reader

The Reader (2008)

Movie
4.8
Self
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence (2008)

TV Show
Executive Producer
Recount

Recount (2008)

Movie
Thomas Sr.
Made of Honor

Made of Honor (2008)

Movie
Executive Producer
Leatherheads

Leatherheads (2008)

Movie
8
Self
A Better Man: The Making of 'Tootsie'

A Better Man: The Making of 'Tootsie' (2008)

Movie
Executive Producer
James Taylor: One Man Band

James Taylor: One Man Band (2007)

Movie
Self
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining'

View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007)

Movie
Self
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001

Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007)

Movie
Self
Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making 'A Clockwork Orange'

Great Bolshy Yarblockos!: Making 'A Clockwork Orange' (2007)

Movie
Self
Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001

Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007)

Movie
Self
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007)

Movie
8
Self - Actor, Eyes Wide Shut
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick

Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick (2007)

Movie
Producer
Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton (2007)

Movie
5.46
Producer
Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering (2006)

Movie
6
Executive Producer
Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire (2006)

Movie
Self
Filmmakers in Action

Filmmakers in Action (2006)

Movie
Self
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light

Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

Movie
Self
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)

Movie
Self / Director / Director of Photography / Executive Producer
Sketches of Frank Gehry

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)

Movie
Brian Sobinski
Avenue Montaigne

Avenue Montaigne (2006)

Movie
Executive Producer
Forty Shades of Blue

Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

Movie
Himself
One Six Right

One Six Right (2005)

Movie
Narrator
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz

The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz (2005)

Movie
Self
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)

Movie
Self
The Last Mogul

The Last Mogul (2005)

Movie
Director
The Interpreter

The Interpreter (2005)

Movie
2.67
Self
Men in trench coats, women in furs

Men in trench coats, women in furs (2004)

Movie
Sydney Pollack
Entourage

Entourage (2004)

TV Show
6.09
Self
Something About Sydney Pollack

Something About Sydney Pollack (2004)

Movie
Self
A Dying Breed: The Making of 'The Leopard'

A Dying Breed: The Making of 'The Leopard' (2004)

Movie
Himself
Barbra Streisand: The Concert - Live at the MGM Grand

Barbra Streisand: The Concert - Live at the MGM Grand (2004)

Movie
Producer
Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain (2003)

Movie
5.5
Narrated By
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

Movie
Self
A Decade Under the Influence

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

Movie
Executive Producer
In the Name of Love

In the Name of Love (2003)

Movie
Executive Producer
The Quiet American

The Quiet American (2002)

Movie
6
Narrator
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller

The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002)

Movie
Stephen Delano
Changing Lanes

Changing Lanes (2002)

Movie
5.88
Executive Producer
Heaven

Heaven (2002)

Movie
5
Studio Executive (voice)
The Majestic

The Majestic (2001)

Movie
Executive Producer
Iris

Iris (2001)

Movie
5.33
Executive Producer
Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl (2001)

Movie
6
Self
The Story Behind "Absence of Malice"

The Story Behind "Absence of Malice" (2001)

Movie
Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (2001)

Movie
Self
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Movie
Self
Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul

Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul (2001)

Movie
Executive Producer
Blow Dry

Blow Dry (2001)

Movie
Self
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'

Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (2000)

Movie
Executive Producer
Up at the Villa

Up at the Villa (2000)

Movie
Self
A Song of Africa

A Song of Africa (2000)

Movie
Self
Lost Angeles - Eine Stadt zwischen Traum und Trauma

Lost Angeles - Eine Stadt zwischen Traum und Trauma (2000)

Movie
Executive Producer
The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Movie
7
Director
Random Hearts

Random Hearts (1999)

Movie
6
Self
The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut'

The Last Movie: Stanley Kubrick and 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)

Movie
Victor Ziegler
Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Movie
6.14
Warren Feldman
The Sopranos

The Sopranos (1999)

TV Show
6.33
Self - Director
The Way We Were: Looking Back

The Way We Were: Looking Back (1999)

Movie
The Directors

The Directors (1999)

TV Show
Al Eustis
A Civil Action

A Civil Action (1998)

Movie
6
George Truman
Will & Grace

Will & Grace (1998)

TV Show
6.33
Executive Producer
Poodle Springs

Poodle Springs (1998)

Movie
Producer
Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors (1998)

Movie
1
Self
Independent's Day

Independent's Day (1998)

Movie
Sydney Pollack
Just Shoot Me!

Just Shoot Me! (1997)

TV Show
8
Grant Trimble (voice)
King of the Hill

King of the Hill (1997)

TV Show
7
Self
Love in Hollywood

Love in Hollywood (1996)

Movie
Self
Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach (1996)

Movie
Director / Producer
Sabrina

Sabrina (1995)

Movie
10
Executive Producer
Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Movie
9
Self
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

TV Show
Executive Producer
Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone (1993)

Movie
5.33
Holden Thorpe (voice)
Frasier

Frasier (1993)

TV Show
5.35
Executive Producer
Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Movie
6
Director
The Firm

The Firm (1993)

Movie
5.18
Self
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O

Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O (1993)

Movie
Dr. Sydney Warren
Mad About You

Mad About You (1992)

TV Show
5.76
Jack
Husbands and Wives

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Movie
1
Hospital Doctor (uncredited)
Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her (1992)

Movie
7.33
Executive Producer
A Private Matter

A Private Matter (1992)

Movie
Executive Producer
Leaving Normal

Leaving Normal (1992)

Movie
Dick Mellen
The Player

The Player (1992)

Movie
4.71
Self
Pebble Mill

Pebble Mill (1991)

TV Show
Executive Producer
Dead Again

Dead Again (1991)

Movie
6
Self
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star

Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991)

Movie
Executive Producer
King Ralph

King Ralph (1991)

Movie
Director
Havana

Havana (1990)

Movie
Self
Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies

Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack: The Men and Their Movies (1990)

Movie
Executive Producer
White Palace

White Palace (1990)

Movie
6
Self / Executive Producer / Other
Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret

Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret (1990)

Movie
Director
Sanford Meisner Master Class

Sanford Meisner Master Class (1990)

Movie
Producer
Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Movie
3.25
Executive Producer
The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Movie
6
Self
Hello Actors Studio

Hello Actors Studio (1988)

Movie
Producer
Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

Movie
Thanks
A Tiger's Tale

A Tiger's Tale (1988)

Movie
Other
Nine 1/2 Weeks

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Movie
6
Director
Out of Africa

Out of Africa (1985)

Movie
6.92
Himself
Putting it Together: The Making of the Broadway Album

Putting it Together: The Making of the Broadway Album (1985)

Movie
Producer
Songwriter

Songwriter (1984)

Movie
Director
Tootsie

Tootsie (1982)

Movie
6.33
Director
Absence of Malice

Absence of Malice (1981)

Movie
4
Executive Producer
Honeysuckle Rose

Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

Movie
Director
The Electric Horseman

The Electric Horseman (1979)

Movie
6
Director
Bobby Deerfield

Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Movie
Director
Three Days of the Condor

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Movie
1
Self
Les Rendez-vous du dimanche

Les Rendez-vous du dimanche (1975)

TV Show
Director
The Yakuza

The Yakuza (1974)

Movie
Director
The Way We Were

The Way We Were (1973)

Movie
Narrator
The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor

The Men Who Made the Movies: King Vidor (1973)

Movie
Narrator
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks

The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973)

Movie
Director
Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

Movie
6.75
Self
Le Grand Échiquier

Le Grand Échiquier (1972)

TV Show
Self
Great Performances

Great Performances (1971)

TV Show
1
Director
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

Movie
1
Director
Castle Keep

Castle Keep (1969)

Movie
7.5
Director
The Swimmer

The Swimmer (1968)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV Show
Director
The Scalphunters

The Scalphunters (1968)

Movie
Director
This Property Is Condemned

This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Movie
Director
The Slender Thread

The Slender Thread (1965)

Movie
Director
Slattery's People

Slattery's People (1964)

TV Show
Director
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)

TV Show
Director
The Fugitive

The Fugitive (1963)

TV Show
3.5
Director
Breaking Point

Breaking Point (1963)

TV Show
Director
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

TV Show
5
Sgt. Owen Van Horn
War Hunt

War Hunt (1962)

Movie
Austin Rogers / Bert Masters
The New Breed

The New Breed (1961)

TV Show
Director
Ben Casey

Ben Casey (1961)

TV Show
4.75
Director
Target: The Corruptors!

Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

TV Show
Director
Cain's Hundred

Cain's Hundred (1961)

TV Show
Director
The Defenders

The Defenders (1961)

TV Show
Dialect Coach
The Young Savages

The Young Savages (1961)

Movie
4.67
Director
The Tall Man

The Tall Man (1960)

TV Show
Dialogue Coach
Startime: The Turn of the Screw

Startime: The Turn of the Screw (1959)

Movie
Arthur Willis
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1959)

TV Show
8
Al / Detective Al Dunn / Detective Dunn
Brenner

Brenner (1959)

TV Show
Andres
For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1959)

Movie
Have Gun, Will Travel

Have Gun, Will Travel (1957)

TV Show
6
Andres
Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 (1956)

TV Show
Bernie Samuelson
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

TV Show
4.75
Self - Director / Self - Director 'Absence of Malice' & 'Out of Africa'
Naked Hollywood

Naked Hollywood

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.2
Based on 4,91 Millionen movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1934-07-01

Deathday
2008-05-26 (73 years old)

Birth name
Sydney Irwin Pollack

Place of birth
Lafayette, United States of America

Children
Rachel Pollack

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Sidney Pollack

Awards
Berlinale Camera, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Picture, National Board of Review Award for Best Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama


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