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A Conversation with Director Sydney Pollack

Director Sydney Pollack tells Scott Simon about his new movie The Interpreter -- the first film shot on location at the United Nations -- and reflects on his long career, including his work as an actor. He also weighs in on the impact of big-time Hollywood movies.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.