Actor and director Sydney Pollack has died at the age of 73 from cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles.
Pollack will long be remembered for his directing roles in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “Out of Africa,” “Tootsie,” and “Absence of Malice.”
He also was an actor, most notably appearing in “Made of Honor,” and “Michael Clayton” starring opposite George Clooney. Because of this actor/director combination that he was so good at, he was able to be a part of some of the best movies released in the 70′s and 80′s.
He had been diagnosed with cancer 9 months ago, and died on Monday with friends and family by his side.
“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,” Clooney said in a statement.