Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack Dead at 73
Cancer blows. Sydney Pollack, the legendary director/actor/producer, died in his home tonight at the age of 73 due to the disease.
The dude has apparently directed some cool stuff in his heyday, but unfortunately I haven't seen any of it yet. I did see Michael Clayton, which he produced and starred in, because it was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars last year and I'll tell you it deserved it. It always sucks to lose someone to cancer, and it seemed to me that Pollack was hitting another peak of his career that could have competed with his work from the 80's. RIP, Syd.