I'm surprised that no one has started a thread already.
He was one of my favorite contemporary directors and I loved him as an actor too, especially in "Tootsie" as Michael Dorsey/Dustin Hoffman's exasperated agent. The scenes between them were hysterical.
There was something so personable about him that came across the screen. He just seemed to be the interesting, down-to-earth kind of guy that you'd want to hang around with.
I'm not crying for him though. He made a name for himself in a genre that he obviously loved and worked in all his life and he was well-respected and had a shelf-full of awards and statues as testimony to such. We should all be so lucky.
Adios Mr. Pollack. I, for one, enjoyed your point of view.
SYDNEY POLLACK, Dead at 73