Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Sidney Pollack: RIP

Academy award winning filmmaker, producer, actor, Sidney Pollack passed away at the age of 73.

He started out as an actor and acting teacher, before becoming a director first on television, and then later feature films, where he frequently worked with heavyweights like Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Dustin Hoffman in everything from westerns, thrillers, romantic comedies, and heavy dramas.

Like many directors of his generation he hit his stride in the 1970s & 80s with a string of commercially and critically successful films like Jeremiah Johnson, Three Days of the Condor, to Absence of Malice and Tootsie.

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