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Minghella-Pollack pic set for Oscar race

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. reportedly plans to release its Kate Winslet-Ralph Fiennes film "The Reader" in December, the heart of Hollywood's Oscar season.

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TCM to honor filmmaker Pollack

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LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies said it plans to pay tribute to Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who died this week, by presenting a marathon of his movies.
Minghella, Pollack shared film company

Minghella, Pollack shared film company

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- The deaths of Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella have left the future of their production company, with offices in Los Angeles and London, in question.
Director Sydney Pollack dies

Director Sydney Pollack dies

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Sydney Pollack, 73, known for directing such movies as "Tootsie" and "Out of Africa," died of cancer Monday at his Los Angeles home, a family spokeswoman said.

Kidman, Fiennes sign on for 'The Reader'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Actors Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in "The Reader," the big-screen adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-seller.

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HBO plans film on Florida 'Recount'

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Sydney Pollack will direct "Recount," a film for HBO based on the chaotic presidential vote count in Florida in 2000.

Hollywood Film Festival to honor Affleck

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Film Festival is set to honor Ben Affleck with its annual supporting actor of the year award. Daily Variety said that in addition to recognizing Affleck's performance in the film "Hollywoodland," the annual film festival will bestow its film

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Sydney Pollack does his first commercial

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Director Sydney Pollack is coming to a theater near you -- with his in-theater commercial for Cingular reminding people to turn off their cell phones.

Cinematographers to honor Pollack

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar and Emmy winner Sydney Pollack was named Monday as winner of the 2006 American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award.

Zimbabwe leader blasts Hollywood film

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Zimbabwean government official charges the CIA created the Hollywood movie "The Interpreter" to discredit President Robert Mugabe.
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Sydney Pollack
An elated Sydney Pollack clutches two handfuls of Oscar statuettes after he won an Academy Award for "Out of Africa" 3/24/1986. Pollack also accepted the Best Picture Award for "Out of Africa." (UPI Photo/David Vondrack/Files)

Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, where he later taught acting. He began directing television shows in the 1960s before moving to films.

Pollack directed more than 21 films and 10 television shows, acted in over 30 films or shows, and produced over 44 films. Some of his best known works include Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way We Were (1973), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Absence of Malice (1981). His 1985 film Out of Africa won him Academy Awards for directing and producing; he was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and Tootsie, in the latter of which he also appeared. His later films included Havana (1990), The Firm (1993), Sabrina (1995), The Interpreter (2005), and as producer for and actor in Michael Clayton (2007).

Sydney Pollack was born in Lafayette, Indiana, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, the son of Rebecca (née Miller) and David Pollack, a semi-professional boxer and pharmacist. The family relocated to South Bend and his parents divorced when he was young. His mother, an alcoholic with emotional problems, died at the age of 37 while Pollack was a student.

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