Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sydney Pollack

I can't believe Sydney Pollack's gone. He was only 74. I just saw him in Michael Clayton, turning in his usual excellent performance. The film I most remember him from is Tootsie, it was hilarious watching him tangle with Dustin Hoffman. (Yeah, I'm old.) He just seemed like a regular guy, very relatable. Pollack earned Oscars for Best Film and Best Direction, for Out of Africa, 1986. He directed They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; 1969; The Way We Were 1973; The Firm 1993. What a range! He will be missed as both actor and director. Other movies of note:

Michael Clayton
This Property is Condemned
Three Days of the Condor
Absence of Malice

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