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FILM DIRECTOR

Sydney Pollack

1934 - 2008

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Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack directed more than 20 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 movies or shows and produced over 44 films. For his film Out of Africa (1985), Pollack won the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sydney Pollack has received more than 3,441,326 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Sydney Pollack is the 54th most popular film director (down from 49th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from United States (down from 373rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Film Director.

Sydney Pollack is most famous for his work as a director and producer. His films include "Tootsie" (1982), "Out of Africa" (1985), "The Firm" (1993), "Sabrina" (1995), "The Interpreter" (2005), and "The Reader" (2008).

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  • 3.4M

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  • 68.08

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.40

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Sydney Pollack ranks 54 out of 1,581Before him are Abbas Kiarostami, Jacques Tati, Emir Kusturica, Takeshi Kitano, William Wyler, and Brian De Palma. After him are Roger Vadim, Theo Angelopoulos, Werner Herzog, Isao Takahata, Robert Zemeckis, and Oliver Stone.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1934, Sydney Pollack ranks 19Before him are Nana Mouskouri, Daniel Kahneman, Shirley MacLaine, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Jane Goodall, and Paul Ekman. After him are Vavá, Ulrike Meinhof, Empress Michiko, Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, and Stjepan Mesić. Among people deceased in 2008, Sydney Pollack ranks 14Before him are Irena Sendler, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, Charlton Heston, Albert Hofmann, and Hua Guofeng. After him are Jørn Utzon, Harold Pinter, Richard Widmark, Miriam Makeba, Richard Wright, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sydney Pollack ranks 400 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Clay (1777), Jodie Foster (1962), Brian De Palma (1940), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), and Paul Ekman (1934). After him are Franklin Pierce (1804), Sylvia Plath (1932), Howard Gardner (1943), J. Paul Getty (1892), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Joseph Smith (1805).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sydney Pollack ranks 12Before him are David Lynch (1946), George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), John Ford (1894), Tim Burton (1958), and Brian De Palma (1940). After him are Robert Zemeckis (1952), Oliver Stone (1946), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), and John Huston (1906).

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