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    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack has died. He was 73.

    Sydney Pollack's notable films include "Out of Africa," "Tootsie" and "The Way We Were."

    Pollack's agent, Leslee Dart, said Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades.

    Dart said Pollack was surrounded by his family.

    Pollack's biggest success was the 1985 film "Out of Africa" starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, which won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture.

    Pollack's other notable films include the comedy "Tootsie" starring Dustin Hoffman and the romantic film "The Way We Were," which paired Redford and Barbra Streisand.
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    RIP Syndey,

    I always respected his work, behind and in front of the camera.
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    Damn shame to hear. I thought he was a damn good actor as well.
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    He was a great actor, of course he was an actor first but made the leap to directing early on. Dustin Hoffman begged him to take on the role of his much-maligned agent in "Tootsie" by sending him bouquets of red roses signed, "Dorothy" (Hoffman's female character). Pollack just didn't believe that anyone would think of Hoffman as a woman.

    Pollack's last acting role was opposite George Clooney in "Michael Clayton" which garnered Best Actor for Clooney.
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    Out of Africa is one of my top five favorite movies. I don't think a movie has ever made me cry to hard. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce View Post
    RIP Syndey,

    I always respected his work, behind and in front of the camera.
    I feel the same way. He was a great director and a great actor as well. I always enjoyed seeing him on screen. You always knew you were going to get a great performance.

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    RIP Sidney
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    I think the most amazing thing about him is that he was married to the same woman since 1958!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    I think the most amazing thing about him is that he was married to the same woman since 1958!
    So right there Viking, and isn't it a sad state of affairs in our world today that it actually seems more surprising that someone should stay with the person they marry than be a major talent and extraordinarily famous and influential.
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