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Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack

American film director, producer and actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (8%), (3%)

Main connections: Robert Redford, Billy Wilder, Frank Gehry

Linked to: British Film Institute, Jews, Actors Studio, NBC

 

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Sydney Pollack was born in 1934 add something


1938

Lewis Teague - Teague was born on March 8, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY. He apprenticed with Sydney Pollack at Universal Television, and was a production manager on the rock concert documentary Woodstock


1951

Despite earlier plans to attend college and medical school, Pollack left Indiana for New York City soon after finishing high school at age 17. add something


1952

Pollack studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse from 1952 to 1954, working on a lumber truck between terms. add something


1958

After two years' army service until 1958, he returned to the Playhouse at Meisner’s invitation to become his assistant. add something

 

Pollack was married to Claire Griswold, a former student of his, from 1958 until his death. add something


1960

In 1960, John Frankenheimer, a friend of Pollack's, asked him to come to Los Angeles in order to work as a dialogue coach for the child actors on Frankenheimer's first big picture, The Young Savages. add something

 

Arnold Laven - During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Levy-Gardner-Laven team remained active as producers on such films as "Clambake", a 1967 Elvis Presley musical co-starring Shelley Fabares, "The Scalphunters", an 1968 western directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas, and "Kansas City Bomber", a 1972 drama starring Raquel Welch as a roller derby athlete


1966

This Property Is Condemned - "'This Property Is Condemned"' is a 1966 American drama film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack


1969

Bruce Dern - Among Dern's first 20 film roles was a part in the Sydney Pollack picture "They Shoot Horses, Don't They-", in 1969


1970

Ken Takakura - Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"


1971

His mother, an alcoholic with emotional problems, died at the age of 37 while Pollack was a student. add something


1972

Paul Benedict - Perhaps his best known movie role was of the Reverend Lindquist in the 1972 Sydney Pollack film "Jeremiah Johnson"


1975

Three Days of the Condor - "'Three Days of the Condor"' is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow


1977

Al Pacino - In 1977, Pacino starred as a race-car driver in Bobby Deerfield, directed by Sydney Pollack, and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama for his portrayal of the title role, losing out to Richard Burton, who won for Equus.

 

Anny Duperey - In English-language film, Anny Duperey appeared with Al Pacino in the 1977 Sydney Pollack film "Bobby Deerfield"


1979

The Electric Horseman - "'The Electric Horseman"' is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack


1981

Absence of Malice - "'Absence of Malice"' is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban, directed by Sydney Pollack


1982

Tobin Bell - In 1982, Bell had a short uncredited scene in the Sydney Pollack film, "Tootsie", playing a waiter at the Russian Tea Room


1985

For his 1985 film Out of Africa starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Pollack won Academy Awards for directing and producing. add something

 

A Passage to India (film) - Since then, Lean had fought to make a two-part epic telling the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty, for which he could not obtain financing, and had given some thought about doing "Out of Africa", from the book by Isak Dinesen of which Sydney Pollack ultimately directed the film in 1985

 

Out of Africa (film) - "'Out of Africa"' is a 1985 American romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep


1992

Kevin Spacey - Between 1992 and 2000, Spacey reportedly discreetly dated Dianne Dreyer, script supervisor to Anthony Minghella, M. Night Shyamalan and Sydney Pollack.


1993

In 1993, Steven died at 34 in the crash of a small, single engine plane which clipped a power line and burst into flames. add something

 

Alfonso Cuaron - After this success, director Sydney Pollack hired Cuarón to direct an episode of "Fallen Angels", a series of neo-noir stories produced for the Showtime premium cable network in 1993; other directors who worked on the series included Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich and Tom Hanks

 

The Firm (1993 film) - "'The Firm"' is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn


1995

Angie Dickinson - In 1995, Sydney Pollack cast her as the prospective mother-in-law of Greg Kinnear in the romantic comedy "Sabrina" starring Harrison Ford, a remake of the Billy Wilder classic


1999

Kate Mara - Mara's film debut was in "Random Hearts", with Harrison Ford in 1999, directed by Sydney Pollack


2002

In the 2002 Sight and Sound Directors' Poll, Pollack revealed his top ten films: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Conformist, The Godfather Part II, Grand Illusion, The Leopard, Once Upon a Time in America, Raging Bull, The Seventh Seal, and Sunset Boulevard. add something


2004

C. Jay Cox - He mentioned in a 2004 interview that some of his idols are James L. Brooks, Sydney Pollack and Billy Wilder


2005

Frank Gehry - In 2005, veteran film director Sydney Pollack, a friend of Gehry's, made the documentary "Sketches of Frank Gehry" with appreciative comments by Philip Johnson, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, and Dennis Hopper, and critical ones by Hal Foster supplementing dialogue between Gehry and Pollack about their work in two collaborative art forms with considerable commercial constraints and photography of some buildings Gehry designed


2006

Pollack received the first annual Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking award from the Austin Film Festival on October 21, 2006. add something

 

Frank Gehry - It was released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on August 22, 2006, together with an interview of Sydney Pollack by fellow director Alexander Payne and some audience questions following the premiere of the film


2007

Concerns about Pollack's health had surfaced in 2007 when suddenly he stepped out of directing HBO's television film Recount. add something

 

Michael Clayton (film) - "'Michael Clayton"' is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack


2008

Sydney Pollack died in 2008 add something

 

Paul Weiland - Weiland holds the distinction of directing the last screen appearance of Sydney Pollack in the 2008 feature "Made of Honor"


2011

His wife died on 28 March 2011, at 74 years old add something