Sydney Pollack

producer, director, actor
Born: 7/1/1934
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana

A director of TV series including Ben Casey (1961) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), Pollack has risen to distinction as a film director and producer. He has directed memorable films such as They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969; nominated for an Oscar for best director), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Tootsie (1982, which he also produced and acted in, earning another Oscar nomination as best director), Out of Africa (1985, which he also produced; it won an Oscar as best picture), and Sense and Sensibility (1995, executive producer). Other features as producer include Sabrina (1995), Random Hearts (1999) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Pollack's brother Bernie is an actor.


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