He gave a terrific supporting performance just last year in 'Michael Clayton.'
I had the opportunity to meet him once years ago at the premiere for a film his company produced, 'The English Patient.' It was especially memorable because I also was introduced to "his date for the evening", Harrison Ford. What a night!
What a lifetime of films to his credit. He contributed so much to modern cinema, his is a great legacy.
"If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006
I was saddened to hear of this. Sydney Pollack has been one of the good guys of Hollywood for many, many years, as both a director and as an actor. His performance as Dustin Hoffman's agent in 1982's Tootsie was priceless.
TCM Honors Sydney Pollack on Monday, June 2nd with a 4-Film Salute
TCM will revise its primetime schedule on Monday, June 2nd in order to honor the late director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?):