Film Director Sydney Pollack Dies of Cancer Filmmaker Sydney Pollack has died of cancer. A family representative said Pollack passed away at his home in Los Angeles; he was 73. Having started out as an actor, Pollack is best known for his directing; he won an Academy Award for directing Out of Africa in 1985. Pollack also directed the comedy Tootsie in 1982.
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Filmmaker Sydney Pollack has died of cancer. A family representative says Pollack passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Monday. He was 73.

Having started out as an actor, Pollack is best known for his directing; he won an Academy Award for directing Out of Africa in 1985. Pollack also directed the comedy Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman, in 1982.

He played supporting roles in a number of films, including Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. Most recently, Pollack was a producer and cast member of Michael Clayton, in which he played the part of an older lawyer alongside George Clooney.