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Sydney Pollack Overview:

Director, Sydney Pollack, was born Sydney Irwin Pollack on Jul 1, 1934 in Lafayette, IN. Pollack died at the age of 73 on May 26, 2008 in Pacific Palisades, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered on runway at Van Nuys Airport, CA.

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Sydney Pollack was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for Out of Africa in 1985.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1969Best DirectorThey Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)N/ANominated
1982Best PictureTootsie (1982)N/ANominated
1982Best DirectorTootsie (1982)N/ANominated
1985Best DirectorOut of Africa (1985)N/AWon
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Tootsie (1982, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 1, 2017 From The Stop Button

Tootsie opens with Dustin Hoffman giving acting classes. He?s a failed New York actor?but a well-employed waiter?who must be giving these classes on spec. It seems like Hoffman being a beloved acting teacher might end up having something to do with the plot of Tootsie, which has Hoffman pretending t... Read full article


Dupla Din?mica: e Robert Redford

By L? on Jul 17, 2013 From Critica Retro

Dupla Din?mica: e Robert Redford Algumas parcerias entre ator e diretor s?o mais famosas que os pr?prios filmes que delas surgiram. ? quase imposs?vel n?o cit?-los juntos: Lillian Gish e D. W. Griffith, Leonardo Di Caprio e Martin Scorsese, Toshiro Mifune e Akira Kurosawa. Outr... Read full article


Dupla Din?mica: e Robert Redford

By L? on Jul 17, 2013 From Critica Retro

Dupla Din?mica: e Robert Redford Algumas parcerias entre ator e diretor s?o mais famosas que os pr?prios filmes que delas surgiram. ? quase imposs?vel n?o cit?-los juntos: Lillian Gish e D. W. Griffith, Leonardo Di Caprio e Martin Scorsese, Toshiro Mifune e Akira Kurosawa. Outr... Read full article


Three Days of the Condor (1975, )

on Jul 26, 2009 From The Stop Button

The espionage genre has gotten so stupid over the last couple decades, it’s hard to even imagine how a mediocre entry could be good. Now, it’s watching the least worst. Three Days of the Condor is such a peculiar film, even though it’s wholly commercial–I mean, Dino De Lauren... Read full article


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Sydney Pollack Facts
Pollack's son Steven was one of three occupants of a light plane killed when the aircraft crashed into the carport of an apartment building in Santa Monica, California, on November 26, 1993.

In 2000, co-founder, with Anthony Minghella, of "Mirage Enterprises" to produce films.

Among the 100 best American love movies ranked by American Film Institute in June, 2002, Pollack is the only director credited with two films near the top of list. His The Way We Were (1973) is ranked #6 and Out of Africa (1985) is ranked #13.

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