Sydney Irwin Pollack

Sydney Irwin Pollack was born on July 1, 1934 at Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Sydney Irwin Pollack net worth is $16 Million. Sydney Irwin Pollack is American born Director, Producer, Actor. Sydney Irwin Pollack has been seen in movies Out of Africa, Tootsie, Three Days of the Condor, The Way We Were, Eyes Wide Shut, The Interpreter, Jeremiah Johnson, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Firm, Sabrina, Michael Clayton, Havana, Random Hearts, This Property Is Condemned, The Yakuza, Made of Honor, Sketches of Frank Gehry, The Electri....

Facts of Sydney Irwin Pollack

Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1934
Age85 years 10 months
Place Of BirthLafayette, Indiana, USA
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Actor
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
SpouseClaire Bradley Griswold
ChildrenSon, 2 daughters
ParentsRebecca Pollack, David Pollack
SiblingsBernie Pollack
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Bodil Award for Best American Film, David di Donatello Golde...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Foreign Film, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, European Film Award for Best Film, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Primetime E...
MoviesOut of Africa, Tootsie, Three Days of the Condor, The Way We Were, Eyes Wide Shut, The Interpreter, Jeremiah Johnson, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Firm, Sabrina, Michael Clayton, Havana, Random Hearts, This Property Is Condemned, The Yakuza, Made of Honor, Sketches of Frank Gehry, The Electri...
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Quotes of Sydney Irwin Pollack

1Look, two and two is four. Once you learn that, you know your way around numbers. The part of the business you can control is the business part. You have to be a fanatic about that. So you can be totally free to wander and be haphazard in the other area, where the creativity is. Anything is easier than art.
2I'm from Indiana. If I get it, everyone gets it.
3I have been accused of playing [the romance] card too often, but I make no apologies because it engages people. How human beings connect, how they embrace and trust and love, engages people. And once you have that connection, the audience is paying attention and all the rest works.
4If we were a primitive society, movie stars would be gods.
5[on Meryl Streep] The danger I'm talking about here is that she tends to sound boring because she's so perfect.
6[on Paul Newman] There's stillness in his acting now that is quite magnetic. You can feel his intelligence, you can see him thinking. He has the depth of a clear pool of water.
7[on working with Al Pacino on Bobby Deerfield (1977)] He's always asking questions. He's very hard on a director. In a nightclub scene he wanted to know, "Is this the first or second time we've been here?" He wants to know what day of the week it is for a scene. He wants to know the entire background to the relationship with the character played by Anny Duperey: "Did I pick her up? Did she pick me up?"
8I don't value a film I've enjoyed making. If it's good, it's damned hard work.
9[on his favorite area of the filmmaking process] Editing, because I'm alone and there isn't the necessity of having to organize so many people. Editing feels almost like sculpting or a form of continuing the writing process.

Quick Facts of Sydney Irwin Pollack

1Was an accomplished jazz pianist.
2He supervised the English-language version of Visconti's "The Leopard", in which Burt Lancaster and the British actor Leslie French dubbed themselves. Many well-known American actors, including Howard Da Silva, Everett Sloane and Thomas Gomez dubbed various European actors.
3Filmed Aretha Franklin's acclaimed gospel album "Amazing Grace" live in 1972.
4Pollack directed (and won an Oscar for) Out of Africa (1985), which is based on a book by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) which starts, "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills". He also executive produced The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008), which is based on a series of books by Alexander McCall Smith, the first of which starts, "Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of the Kgale Hill". Smith's opening line is a deliberate literary reference to the opening line of Isak Dinesen's classic memoir about Kenya.
5Kate Winslet dedicated her first Oscar win to Sydney Pollack and his partner in Mirage Enterprises, Anthony Minghella, following their deaths.
6In 2000, co-founder, with Anthony Minghella, of "Mirage Enterprises" to produce films.
7Battled cancer for almost nine months at the time of his death.
8Owns and flies a Cessna Citation 750 jet, N138SP.
9Was first choice to direct The Saint (1997).
10Was the original choice to direct Dirty Harry (1971).
11Lifelong friends with Robert Redford, both men having made their feature film acting debuts in War Hunt (1962).
12Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973
13President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986
14He directed 12 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Jane Fonda, Gig Young, Susannah York, Barbra Streisand, Paul Newman, Melinda Dillon, Jessica Lange, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Garr , Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Holly Hunter. Young and Lange won Oscars for their performances in one of Pollacks movies.
15Pollack's daughter, Rebecca Pollack, served as vice president of film production at United Artists during the late 1990s.
16Pollack's son Steven was one of three occupants of a light plane killed when the aircraft crashed into the carport of an apartment building in Santa Monica, California, on November 26, 1993.
17Three children: a son, Steven Pollack, born in 1959 (died 1993); daughter, Rebecca Pollack, born in 1963; daughter, Rachel Pollack, born in 1969.
18Among the 100 best American love movies ranked by American Film Institute in June, 2002, Pollack is the only director credited with two films near the top of list. His The Way We Were (1973) is ranked #6 and Out of Africa (1985) is ranked #13.
19Winner of year 2000 John Huston Award, presented by Tom Cruise on behalf of Directors Guild of America, as a "defender of artists' rights...a warrior."
20Brother of Bernie Pollack
21He brought a lawsuit against Danish TV after screening Three Days of the Condor (1975) in pan-and-scan in 1991. (April 1997) The court ruled that the pan scanning conducted by Danish television was a 'mutilation' of the film Three Days of the Condor (1975) and a violation of Pollacks 'Droit Moral', his legal right as an artist to maintain his reputation by protecting the integrity of his work. Nonetheless, the court ruled in favor of the defendant on a technicality. [January 1997]

Trademarks of Sydney Irwin Pollack

1Frequently casts Robert Redford

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Awards of Sydney Irwin Pollack




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