I may be in the minority, but I thought Pollack was godawful in Eyes Wide Shut. He just came across as forced to me.
He was way better in Michael Clayton and Changing Lanes (where he plays a much better sleazeball).
As previously mentioned, Clint Eastwood is the gold standard. He's a master, whether he's acting or directing.
I'd also add Harold Ramis... I've always found the guy funny.[/quote]
I agree with Sydney Pollack in Michael Clayton, he was able to give the charactor great depth with the limited screen time that he had.
I also agree with Harold Ramis. It is often forgetten that he is also a great comic actor as well as a Good (although he has missed the mark in last few years) director.