Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Sydney Pollack RIP
I never had the pleasure of interviewing Sydney Pollack who died yesterday aged 73 from cancer. All the tributes I've heard and read today have tended to talk about his directing career in terms of Out Of Africa and Tootsie but while they may be his most famous films, his credits also include They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Jeremiah Johnson, The Way We Were, The Yakuza, The Firm, and, my personal favourite, Three Days of the Condor. Ironically, he was probably more famous outside of the industry thanks to his many movie roles, starring in Eyes Wide Shut, Michael Clayton, Husbands and Wives as well as his own movies, while as a producer (and recently in collaboration with his late partner Anthony Minghella) his credits included Sense & Sensibility, The Fabulous Baker Boys and The Talented Mr Ripley. Here's a nice piece by Jeff Wells.