How tall was Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American director and actor best remembered for films such as Out of Africa, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Firm, Jeremiah Johnson, Three Days of the Condor, Michael Clayton, Eyes Wide Shut and Tootsie. The NY Times once described him as "almost 6 feet 2 inches tall".

How tall is Sydney Pollack
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[At the luncheon, Pollack gave his answer to the "How tall is Robert Redford" controversy.]
Everybody wants to know how tall Redford is...What's it all about? All I know is that he's one-half inch shorter than me. I'm 6-feet even.
San Francisco Examiner, 1977

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
6ft 0.21in (183.4cm)
Editor Rob said on 29/Jun/20
In 1977 he said he was 6ft even and Redford was half inch shorter than himself.
David said on 28/Apr/17
He walked right past me at a film screening. I'm 6'1". He was at least my height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Looked 5ft11 range in the last years of his life
Giorgi said on 22/Nov/16
Rob, he must had had experienced a serious height loss. He looked only a couple of inches taller than Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut.
Editor Rob: Giorgi, he could look at most 5ft 11, maybe under, but Tom could look 5ft 8-8.5 in that film.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/16
Rob, this NY Times article describes him as being almost 6ft2. Maybe it's worth adding to the top?

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I'm not suggesting that he was that tall
Tom said on 5/Aug/16
He was five inches shorter than 6-3 Brian Aherne in the Twilight Zone episode The Trouble With Templeton. I seriously doubt Pollack was six feet.
James B said on 3/Aug/16
Seemed a genuine tall man to me.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jul/16
Did look 6 ft peak, but by 2000s I reckon nearer 5 ft 11.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jul/16
And add "and actor" of course ;-)
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jul/16
Thanks Rob, can you squeeze in Eyes Wide Shut, The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor, and Michael Clayton? He made some terrific films in the 70s in particular with Robert Redford.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/16
Nice addition…taller than I thought

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