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 3,108,747 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Sydney Pollack is the 49th most popular film director (up from 51st in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from United States (down from 334th in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among film directors, Sydney Pollack ranks 49 out of 1,580Before him are John Ford, Alan Parker, Jacques Tati, Tinto Brass, Lars von Trier, and Éric Rohmer. After him are Tim Burton, Roger Vadim, Chuck Jones, Agnès Varda, Theo Angelopoulos, and Franco Zeffirelli.

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Among people born in 1934, Sydney Pollack ranks 20Before him are Daniel Kahneman, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, and Jane Goodall. After him are Paul Ekman, Vavá, Stjepan Mesić, Richard Chamberlain, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Pierre Richard. Among people deceased in 2008, Sydney Pollack ranks 15Before him are Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Hua Guofeng, and Jørn Utzon. After him are Harold Pinter, Roy Scheider, Richard Widmark, Richard Wright, Miriam Makeba, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sydney Pollack ranks 373 out of 15,968Before him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), Montgomery Clift (1920), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Gertrude Stein (1874). After him are Art Garfunkel (1941), Steve Ballmer (1956), Jefferson Davis (1808), Arthur Compton (1892), Albert Fish (1870), and George Armstrong Custer (1839).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sydney Pollack ranks 11Before him are Francis Ford Coppola (1939), David Lynch (1946), Quentin Tarantino (1963), George Lucas (1944), Brian De Palma (1940), and John Ford (1894). After him are Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Terrence Malick (1943), and George A. Romero (1940).