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Sydney Pollack

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 17 films, with $1,262,738,808 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #118)
Best-known technical roles: The Firm (Director), Cold Mountain (Producer), The Firm (Producer), The Interpreter (Director), The Interpreter (Executive Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Stephen Delano (Changing Lanes), Marty Bach (Michael Clayton), George Fields (Tootsie), Thomas Sr. (Made of Honor), Victor Zeigler (Eyes Wide Shut)
Most productive collaborators: Nicole Kidman, Anthony Minghella, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting6$427,131,420$99,700,605$526,832,025
Cameo1$27,796,042$9,510,292$37,306,334
(Unclassified)6$132,372,787$92,681,080$225,053,867
In Technical RolesDirector17$815,504,532$447,234,276$1,262,738,808
Producer7$477,010,487$473,480,132$950,490,619
Executive Producer3$185,374,234$147,520,366$332,894,600

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


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All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
5/2/2008 Made of Honor Thomas Sr.  $46,012,734 $60,536,004 $106,548,738
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton Marty Bach  $49,033,882 $43,953,769 $92,987,651
2/16/2007 Avenue Montaigne Brian Sobinsky  $2,044,858 $0 $2,044,858
4/25/2003 A Decade Under the Influence Himself  $34,514 $0 $34,514
4/12/2002 Changing Lanes Stephen Delano  $66,790,248 $0 $66,790,248
12/21/2001 The Majestic Studio Executive  $27,796,042 $9,510,292 $37,306,334
10/8/1999 Random Hearts Carl Broman  $31,054,924 $32,145,076 $63,200,000
7/16/1999 Eyes Wide Shut Victor Zeigler  $55,691,208 $48,576,235 $104,267,443
12/25/1998 A Civil Action Al Eustis  $56,709,981 $0 $56,709,981
9/18/1992 Husbands and Wives Jack  $10,555,619 $0 $10,555,619
4/10/1992 The Player Dick Mellon  $21,706,101 $7,170,601 $28,876,702
12/17/1982 Tootsie George Fields  $177,200,000 $0 $177,200,000
12/19/1979 The Electric Horseman Man who makes pass at Alice  $42,670,138 $0 $42,670,138
Movies: 13Totals:$587,300,249$201,891,977$789,192,226
  Averages:$45,176,942$15,530,152$60,707,094


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton $719,910 2,585 $49,033,882 $92,987,651 52.7%
4/12/2002 Changing Lanes $17,128,062 2,642 $66,790,248 $66,790,248 100.0%
7/16/1999 Eyes Wide Shut $21,706,163 2,483 $55,691,208 $104,267,443 53.4%
12/25/1998 A Civil Action $70,079 2,069 $56,709,981 $56,709,981 100.0%
4/10/1992 The Player $0 452 $21,706,101 $28,876,702 75.2%
12/17/1982 Tootsie $5,540,470 1,222 $177,200,000 $177,200,000 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $427,131,420$526,832,025 
 Averages:$7,527,4471,909$71,188,570$87,805,33880.2%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,217 $427,131,420
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,894 $559,504,207
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,147 $348,715,338
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,301-15,400) 15,329 $84,506,023
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,064 $27,796,042
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,106 $587,300,249
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 16,201-16,300) 16,210 $99,700,605
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,125 $192,381,685
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,941 $92,530,004
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,101-34,200) 34,152 $9,510,292
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 977 $9,510,292
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,701-9,800) 9,771 $201,891,977
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,801-5,900) 5,862 $526,832,025
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,905 $751,885,892
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,803 $441,245,342
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 24,301-24,400) 24,341 $94,016,315
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,090 $37,306,334
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,311 $789,192,226

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2015 Amazing Grace Director $0 $0 $0
7/22/2014 The Scalphunters Director $0 $0 $0
9/30/2011 Margaret Producer $47,185 $576,107 $623,292
12/10/2008 The Reader Producer $34,194,407 $78,770,468 $112,964,875
4/4/2008 Leatherheads Executive Producer $31,373,938 $9,974,690 $41,348,628
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton Producer $49,033,882 $43,953,769 $92,987,651
5/12/2006 Sketches of Frank Gehry Director $439,309 $287,851 $727,160
4/22/2005 The Interpreter Executive Producer,
Director 
$72,708,161 $90,045,676 $162,753,837
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain Producer $95,632,614 $69,541,295 $165,173,909
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Executive Producer $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
10/8/1999 Random Hearts Director $31,054,924 $32,145,076 $63,200,000
12/15/1995 Sabrina Producer,
Director 
$53,458,319 $33,641,681 $87,100,000
6/30/1993 The Firm Producer,
Director 
$158,340,892 $112,000,000 $270,340,892
12/12/1990 Havana Director $9,200,339 $0 $9,200,339
7/27/1990 Presumed Innocent Producer $86,303,188 $134,996,812 $221,300,000
12/18/1985 Out of Africa Director $79,096,868 $179,113,992 $258,210,860
12/17/1982 Tootsie Director $177,200,000 $0 $177,200,000
11/19/1981 Absence of Malice Director $33,312,129 $0 $33,312,129
12/19/1979 The Electric Horseman Director $42,670,138 $0 $42,670,138
1/1/1977 Bobby Deerfield Director $9,300,000 $0 $9,300,000
9/19/1975 Three Days of the Condor Director $41,509,797 $0 $41,509,797
10/19/1973 The Way We Were Director $49,919,870 $0 $49,919,870
5/12/1972 Jeremiah Johnson Director $44,693,786 $0 $44,693,786
12/10/1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Director $12,600,000 $0 $12,600,000
Movies: 24Totals:$1,193,381,881$832,547,417$2,025,929,298
  Averages:$49,724,245$34,689,476$84,413,721

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2015 Amazing Grace $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
7/22/2014 The Scalphunters $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/12/2006 Sketches of Frank Gehry $17,239 21 $439,309 $727,160 60.4%
4/22/2005 The Interpreter $22,822,455 2,815 $72,708,161 $162,753,837 44.7%
10/8/1999 Random Hearts $13,012,585 2,697 $31,054,924 $63,200,000 49.1%
12/15/1995 Sabrina $5,563,259 1,976 $53,458,319 $87,100,000 61.4%
6/30/1993 The Firm $32,476,785 2,393 $158,340,892 $270,340,892 58.6%
12/12/1990 Havana $2,175,360 824 $9,200,339 $9,200,339 100.0%
12/18/1985 Out of Africa $3,637,290 1,102 $79,096,868 $258,210,860 30.6%
12/17/1982 Tootsie $5,540,470 1,222 $177,200,000 $177,200,000 100.0%
11/19/1981 Absence of Malice $64,775 994 $33,312,129 $33,312,129 100.0%
12/19/1979 The Electric Horseman $0 0 $42,670,138 $42,670,138 100.0%
1/1/1977 Bobby Deerfield $0 0 $9,300,000 $9,300,000 100.0%
9/19/1975 Three Days of the Condor $0 0 $41,509,797 $41,509,797 100.0%
10/19/1973 The Way We Were $0 0 $49,919,870 $49,919,870 100.0%
5/12/1972 Jeremiah Johnson $0 0 $44,693,786 $44,693,786 100.0%
12/10/1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? $0 0 $12,600,000 $12,600,000 100.0%
Movies: 17Totals:  $815,504,532$1,262,738,808 
 Averages:$5,018,248826$47,970,855$74,278,75380.3%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/30/2011 Margaret $7,525 14 $47,185 $623,292 7.6%
12/10/2008 The Reader $168,051 1,203 $34,194,407 $112,964,875 30.3%
10/5/2007 Michael Clayton $719,910 2,585 $49,033,882 $92,987,651 52.7%
12/25/2003 Cold Mountain $14,574,213 2,802 $95,632,614 $165,173,909 57.9%
12/15/1995 Sabrina $5,563,259 1,976 $53,458,319 $87,100,000 61.4%
6/30/1993 The Firm $32,476,785 2,393 $158,340,892 $270,340,892 58.6%
7/27/1990 Presumed Innocent $11,718,981 1,451 $86,303,188 $221,300,000 39.0%
Movies: 7Totals:  $477,010,487$950,490,619 
 Averages:$9,318,3891,775$68,144,355$135,784,37443.9%



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