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Sydney Pollack (Sydney Irwin Pollack) was born on 1 July, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, is a Director, Producer, Actor. Discover Sydney Pollack's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Sydney Pollack networth?

Popular As Sydney Irwin Pollack
Occupation director,producer,actor
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 1 July 1934
Birthday 1 July
Birthplace Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Date of death 26 May, 2008
Died Place Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Sydney Pollack Height, Weight & Measurements

At 74 years old, Sydney Pollack height is 6' (1.83 m) .

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Height 6' (1.83 m)
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Who Is Sydney Pollack's Wife?

His wife is Claire Griswold (22 September 1958 - 26 May 2008) ( his death) ( 3 children)

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Wife Claire Griswold (22 September 1958 - 26 May 2008) ( his death) ( 3 children)
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Sydney Pollack Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Sydney Pollack worth at the age of 74 years old? Sydney Pollack’s income source is mostly from being a successful Director. He is from USA. We have estimated Sydney Pollack's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Director

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Pollack returned to the director's chair in 2004, when he directed The Interpreter (2005), the first film ever shot on location at the United Nations Headquarters and within the General Assembly in New York City.


Among the 100 best American love movies ranked by American Film Institute in June, 2002, Pollack is the only director credited with two films near the top of list. His The Way We Were (1973) is ranked #6 and Out of Africa (1985) is ranked #13.


In 2000, Sydney Pollack was honored with the John Huston Award from the Directors Guild of America as a "defender of artists' rights.


Ripley (1999), The Quiet American (2002) and Cold Mountain (2003).


Their son, Steven Pollack, died in a plane crash on November 26, 1993, in Santa Monica, California.


Their daughter, Rebecca Pollack, served as vice president of film production at United Artists during the 1990s.


President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986


His biggest success came with Out of Africa (1985), starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The movie earned eleven Academy Award nominations in all and seven wins, including Pollack's two Oscars: one for Best Direction and one for Best Picture.


Pollack showed his best as a comedy director and actor in Tootsie (1982), where he brought feminist issues to public awareness using his remarkable wit and wisdom, and created a highly entertaining film, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Pollack's directing revealed Dustin Hoffman's range and nuanced acting in gender switching from a dominant boyfriend to a nurse in drag, a brilliant collaboration of director and actor that broadened public perception about sex roles. Pollack also made success in producing such films as The Talented Mr.


The film The Electric Horseman (1979) was his last scope (2.35 AR) film for a long period. Pollack switched to shooting full frame (soft matte) with a 1.85 intended AR. This was driven by the fear of what damage home video did to widescreen movies with pan-and-scan transfers. His last movie The Interpreter (2005) was shot in scope.


He brought a lawsuit against Danish TV after screening Three Days of the Condor (1975) in pan-and-scan in 1991. (April 1997) The court ruled that the pan scanning conducted by Danish television was a 'mutilation' of the film Three Days of the Condor (1975) and a violation of Pollacks 'Droit Moral', his legal right as an artist to maintain his reputation by protecting the integrity of his work. Nonetheless, the court ruled in favor of the defendant on a technicality. [January 1997]


Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973


Filmed Aretha Franklin's acclaimed gospel album "Amazing Grace" live in 1972.


Was the original choice to direct Dirty Harry (1971).


Their youngest daughter, Rachel Pollack, was born in 1969.


Pollack called on his good friend Redford to play opposite Natalie Wood in This Property Is Condemned (1966). Pollack and Redford worked together on six more films over the years.


He made his big screen acting debut in War Hunt (1962), where he met fellow actor Robert Redford, and the two co-stars established a life-long friendship.


Pollack began his acting career on stage, then made his name as television director in the early 1960s.


Three children: a son, Steven Pollack, born in 1959 (died 1993); daughter, Rebecca Pollack, born in 1964; daughter, Rachel Pollack, born in 1969.


In 1958, Pollack married his former student Claire Griswold. They had three children.


He spent his formative years in Indiana, graduating from his HS in 1952, then moved to New York City.

From 1952-1954 young Pollack studied acting with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. He served two years in the army, and then returned to the Neighborhood Playhouse and taught acting.


Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist. All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. His parents divorced when he was young. His mother, an alcoholic, died at age 37, when Sydney was 16.