Sydney Pollack

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Date of Birth July 1, 1934
Place of Birth Lafayette, Indiana
Date of Death May 26, 2008 (73)
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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Irwin Pollack 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. His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing. He was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and Tootsie in which he also appeared. Some of his other best known works include Jeremiah Johnson, The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor and Absence of Malice. His subsequent films included Havana, The Firm, The Interpreter, and he produced and acted in Michael Clayton. Pollack is probably best known to television viewers for his recurring role playing Will Truman's father on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.

Born: Sydney Irwin Pollack, July 1, 1934, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
Died: May 26, 2008, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, producer, director
Years active: 1955–2008
Children: 3
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About Sydney Pollack

Director who received Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his 1985 film Out of Africa. He also earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for Tootsie (1982) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). His other films include Absence of Malice (1981), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Firm (1993) and The Way We Were (1973).

Before Fame

He studied acting at New York's The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.


In 2007, he produced and played a supporting role in the legal thriller Michael Clayton.

Family Life

He married Claire Griswold in 1958 and they had three children together.


He played the father of Eric McCormack's character on Will and Grace.

Information related to Sydney Pollack

  • Writers from South Bend, Indiana
  • Actors from South Bend, Indiana
  • Stella Adler Studio of Acting alumni
  • Film directors from Indiana
  • Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre alumni
  • Best Directing Academy Award winners
  • Male actors from Indiana
  • Film directors from New York City
  • English-language film directors
  • Film directors from California
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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