Five films from Sydney Pollack
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Redford plays a bearded mountain man searching vainly for solitude in the Old West.
The Way We Were (1973)
Part screwball comedy, part romantic weepie, Pollack’s love story pairs Redford and Barbra Streisand.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
A twisty, Hitchcockian thriller about a lowly CIA researcher (Redford) who knows too much.
Dustin Hoffman soars as a struggling actor who dons drag to land a spot on a TV soap. Best comedy of the ’80s?
Out of Africa (1985)
Pollack’s sole Best Picture winner is a throwback to Hepburn and Bogie, with Meryl Streep as a baroness in colonial Kenya who falls for a hunter played by — who else? — Redford.