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In pictures: Sydney Pollack

Pollack holds his Emmy award, won for directing The Game, at the Hollywood Palladium, California, 22 May, 1966

The US actor and director Sydney Pollack has died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 73. One early success was The Game in 1966, for which he won an Emmy.

Pollack (second left) joins US actor Robert Redford (left) to chat with friends at the Cannes International Film Festival, France, 8 May, 1972

He made his name directing such stars as Robert Redford (left), and critics praised his production of passionate and intelligent films that respected their audiences.

Pollack (right) directs US actor Paul Newman through a scene from Absence of Malice, December, 1981

He won acclaim for directing Paul Newman in Absence of Malice, and earned Oscar nominations for directing Dustin Hoffman in the cross-dressing comedy Tootsie, in which he played Hoffman's agent.

Pollack arrives with US actress Meryl Streep for the screening of the film The Devil Wears Prada at the 32nd American Film Festival in Deauville, France, 9 September, 2006

Perhaps his most memorable film, and certainly his most successful, was Out of Africa - starring Meryl Streep, pictured - for which he won an Oscar both as director and producer.

Pollack with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, whom he acted alongside in the Eyes Wide Shut, at the film's premiere, Los Angeles, 13 July, 1999

Pollack continued to act in films and television programmes throughout his career, including Eyes Wide Shut, which starred Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman - who were married at the time.

Pollack arrives to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera 2006/07 season in New York, 25 September, 2006

Pollack made a guest appearance in one of the last episodes of the cult US television series The Sopranos, and appeared in Michael Clayton in 2007 alongside George Clooney.

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