Oscar winning film director Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of Out of Africa who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including The Way We Were, They Shoot Horses Don't They?, Three Days of the Condor, Jeremiah Johnson and Tootsie," died of cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2008. He was 73. George Clooney, who starred with Pollack in Michael Clayton, said: "Sydney made the world a little better, movies a little better and even dinner a little better. A tip of the hat to a class act. He'll be missed terribly." Pollock is shown here with Dustin Hoffman, star of the 1982 comedy Tootsie.
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