SYDNEY POLLACK's (Director / Executive Producer) 19 films have
Academy AwardÂ® nominations including three for Pollack for Best Director, and
Best Picture. His film Out of Africa won seven OscarsÂ®, including Best Picture
Director for Pollack.
Pollack's films include Random Hearts, Sabrina, The Firm, Out of Africa,
Absence of Malice, The Electric Horseman, Three Days of the Condor, The Way We
Jeremiah Johnson and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.
Pollack won the New York Film Critics' Award for his 1982 film Tootsie and
David di Donatello Award for Three Days of the Condor. He also won the Golden
Best Director twice, the National Society of Film Critics' Award, the NATO
Director of the
Year Award and prizes from the Brussels, Belgrade, San Sebastian, Moscow and
Film Festivals. He served as President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival
honored by the French Government with the Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et
The American Film Institute voted Tootsie the #2 Comedy of all time, and The Way
We Were and Out of Africa were both included in the AFI's top 100 Romantic
Films of all
time. In 2000 he was awarded the Directors Guild of America John Huston Award by
Artists Rights Foundation.
As an actor, Pollack has appeared in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives,
Altman's The Player, Robert Zemeckis' Death Becomes Her, Steve Zaillian's
A Civil Action,
Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and Roger Michell's Changing Lanes. On
has appeared on Mad About You and Will & Grace.
In 1985, Pollack formed Mirage Productions. Under that banner he has produced
films Presumed Innocent, The Fabulous Baker Boys, White Palace, Major League,
Again, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Sense and Sensibility, The Talented Mr.
Ripley and Cold
Mountain. In 2000, Anthony Minghella became a partner in Mirage Productions.
Pollack is a founding member of The Sundance Institute, The Chairman Emeritus of
The American Cinematheque, a sustaining founder of The Film Foundation of the
Guild of America and on the Board of Directors for The Motion Picture and
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