Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Director, Producer, Actor. An American Movie Classic.

Among his accomplishments in movie directing:
They Shoot Horses Don't They - 1969, Jeremiah Johnson - 1972, The Way We Were - 1973, Three Days of the Condor - 1975, The Electric Horseman - 1979, Absence of Malice - 1981, Tootsie - 1982, Out of Africa - 1985, Havana - 1990, The Firm - 1993, Sabrina - 1995, Random Hearts - 1999, and Interpreter - 2005

Among the actors who appeared in his films:
Gig Young, Bruce Dern, Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Streisand, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Hal Holbrook, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Harrison Ford, Richard Crenna, Angie Dickenson, Charles S. Dutton, Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman and Robert Redford.

He directed televison, including episodes for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Fugitive. He produced films, including the Fabulous Baker Boys, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Cold Mountain, Michael Clayton and this year's HBO film Recount.

He acted in television and film. A few television highlights include: Mad About You, Frasier, Will and Grace, and The Sopranos. And in film: The Player, Eyes Wide Shut, Michael Clayton and this past month's Made of Honor.

To say his creativity and influence in American film will be missed is the greatest of understatements.

His name is Sydney Pollack and we join his family, friends and countless admirers in mourning his death.

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