Getting Direct With Directors...
Directing traffic? Sydney Pollack with Nicole Kidman on the set of The Interpreter
No.30: Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack has been making movies for five decades. The Indiana-born actor/director/producer has made successful romantic comedies (the wonderful Tootsie and not so wonderful remake of Billy Wilder's Sabrina), romances (The Way We Were and Oscar-winning Out Of Africa), dramas (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?; Absence Of Malice), and thrillers (Three Days Of The Condor, with Robert Redford, and The Firm).

He's returned to the thriller genre with Sean Penn-Nicole Kidman starrer The Interpreter, his first movie since the poorly received Random Hearts in 1999. Watch our two-part interview with the director below...

PART ONE...

video  WATCH: Sydney on why he became a director, what he'd be if he weren't a filmmaker, whom he'd like to see at work; and why there's no such thing as an underrated filmmaker

PART TWO...

video  WATCH: Sydney on whether he believes in God and test screenings; whether he takes reviews seriously; whom he'd like to work with; and his three favourite films

THE INTERPRETER FEATURETTE...

video  WATCH: Go behind the scenes on The Interpreter

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