Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Director and actor Sydney Pollack dies at 73

Here is a short biography.

I saw most of the films he made or produced. A particularly lingering impression was left by Tootsie (1982), a film he directed and Eyes Wide Shut (1999), in which he appeared as Victor Ziegler, a decadent, corrupt, and slightly menacing rich man.

I liked most of his movies. He could tell a good story and acquaint us with some interesting, well-rendered characters.

If there were a special prayer for those talented artists who have generously given us the happiness and pleasure that comes from watching a good movie or a work of art or reading a thoughtful book, he would certainly deserve it.

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