Legendary Filmmaker Sydney Pollack Has Passed Away
Legendary director, producer, and actor Sydney Pollack passed away earlier today at his home in Los Angeles. Pollack was 73 years old. The cause of his death was said to be cancer. Pollack was born on July 1st, 1934, in Lafayette, IN and went on to win two Oscars for his film Out of Africa in 1986. He was last seen on screen this year in Made of Honor as Thomas Bailey Sr. as well as in Michael Clayton last year as Marty Bach. In addition to Out of Africa, Pollack was responsible for some of the best films of the '70s and '80s, including The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor, The Electric Horseman, Absence of Malice, and Tootsie. He will undoubtedly be remembered forever for his many great films and roles.
In addition to the films mentioned above, Sydney Pollack also directed Havana, The Firm, Sabrina, Random Hearts, The Interpreter, and Sketches of Frank Gehry. He also appeared in The Player, Husbands and Wives, A Civil Action, Eyes Wide Shut, Changing Lanes, The Interpreter, and Avenue Montaigne. We leave you with a quote from Sydney Pollack himself.
"I don't value a film I've enjoyed making. If it's good, it's damned hard work."