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Sydney Pollack is an Oscar-winning film director, producer and actor. His director credits include Tootsie and Three Days of the Condor.
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Other notable directorial efforts included The Yakuza (1974), Bobby Deerfield (1977), Absence of Malice (1981), The Firm (1993), Sabrina (1995), Random Hearts (1999) and The Interpreter (2005).
Pollack also produced The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Michael Clayton (2007), the George Clooney vehicle for which Pollack picked up his sixth Oscar nomination.
Pollack died of cancer on May 26, 2008 at his home in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles.
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