Monday, May 26, 2008

RIP, Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack was a thoroughly solid craftsman behind the camera and a very underrated actor. He was born July 1, 1934. He won the Best Director Oscar for Out of Africa in 1986. He also directed such films as They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor and Tootsie. He acted in Eyes Wide Shut, Changing Lanes and Michael Clayton among others, consistently turning in intriguing performances. He was 73. Very sad.



Anonymous said...

Nice little blurb on him, Alexander.

He was indeed a solid craftsman, with an incredible list of directing and acting credits. Tootsie is a hilarious film and his scenes as Dustin Hoffman's character's agent are priceless. He was a great straight man.

RIP, Mr. Pollack.

cjKennedy said...

Sad day.

RIP Mr. Pollack.

Alexander Coleman said...

Yes, his performances always had that quality of grounding a film, lending it a certain realism. Very unique screen presence.

Sarah Palin said...

Did someone say Africa? Is that a country or a continent?

Alexander Coleman said...

Ha. How strange to find you here, Sarah Palin.

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