In Memoriam: Sydney Pollack
Another devastating loss in the film world. The brilliant director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack died of cancer this morning at the age of 73. I had just seen him over the weekend in Michael Clayton (which he also produced), he was funny as hell in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives and on Will & Grace playing Will's father and produced more than 50 films including The Talented Mr. Ripley. But it's his work as a director that earned him the legendary status: Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses Don't They, Tootsie, The Way We Were, The Electric Horseman, Three Days of the Condor, This Property is Condemned and the list goes on and on. Read more about him here.