Legendary Filmmaker Sydney Pollack Has Passed Away

May 26, 2008
Source: NY Times

Sydney Pollack

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."

Sydney Pollack

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Farewell Sydney, farewell. Condolence to the bereaved family of Sydney Pollack.

Bohol on May 26, 2008


Truly, a class act. Loved his movies. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace Mr. Pollack. We'll miss you!

Spider on May 26, 2008


damn damn..... i know it was a small role but his sopranos stint was good... and damn did i love his cingular commercial about condolences to his family

JNYCE on May 26, 2008


🙁 He was an excellent artist and he taught my mom (after hours of me trying) the difference between full screen and wide screen on a DVD introduction. For that and his amazing movies I'm very greatful. Rest in Peace Mr Pollack. My condolonces to his loved ones.

bltzie on May 26, 2008


rest in peace Sydney Pollack

Keith on May 26, 2008


rest in peace Mr.Pollack.

Maxwell on May 27, 2008


Wow. What an incredible loss to movie making. May his work continue to live as he rests...

Quanah on May 26, 2008


RIP Sid...

Herbert on May 27, 2008


Rest in Peace dear sir. We tip our hats and raise a glass in your honor of all your, friends and some of the best movies made in the last thirty years.

Linda R. in Virginia on May 27, 2008


"They call me MISTER Tibbs!" Truly a classic line. He will be missed. Dr. Ted Baehr founder,

Dr. Ted Baehr on May 27, 2008


Rest in peace ...

shero on May 27, 2008


Fine director and also a fine actor when the opportunity arose. I especially enjoyed him as Victor Zeigler in Eyes Wide Shut. Rest in peace.

sleepykid on May 27, 2008



Ryan on May 27, 2008


oh! god!! what is happening in the world?

paulina on May 27, 2008


What a great film maker and what a great guy. Its tragic to hear. Condolences to his family.

fish on May 27, 2008


Very sad loss. I loved his performance in Tootsie the best.

avoidz on May 27, 2008

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