- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 24, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Charlie Rose Interview with Ed Harris
- Audio Commentary: Ed Harris - Actor/Director
- Featurette: Making-Of POLLOCK
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- DVD-ROM Features:
- Weblinks: Official POLLOCK Website
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I don't use the accident, because I deny the accident."
- Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris) to an interviewer
"I'm not the phony; you're the phony."
- Pollock repeatedly whispering in the ear of the filmmaker documenting his painting
Academy Awards 2000 -
Best Supporting Actress: Marcia Gay Harden
USA Today - 12/15/2000
"...[Harris] seems as natural playing the abstract-expressionist superstar as he did playing John Glenn in THE RIGHT STUFF..."
Box Office - 11/01/2000
"...POLLOCK is beautifully shot....There is a nice cameo by Jeffrey Tambor..."
Film Comment - 01/01/2001
"...Moments of visceral, sensual beauty....Amy Madigan is tart and vivid..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/23/2001
"...Ed Harris has always been a great actor in search of a role that could match his haunted intensity, and in POLLOCK, which he directed and stars in, he finds it..."
Rolling Stone - 03/01/2001
"...Harris brings an energy to [the] action-painting scenes that is pure and exhilarating....This is a towering performance of bruising inspiration..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2002
"...Harris' film describes a confrontation between genius and human frailty....It tracks a mythology of creativity which runs from Caravaggio to Patti Smith, and is still running, unended..."
Total Film - 06/01/2002
"...Harden's performance conveys the guts and heart of the drama....You'll be drained, enthralled and maybe even a little inspired..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/15/2000
"...Ed Harris' film is as successful as it is because it passionately follows the artist's lead..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/16/2001
"...It contains all of the hum and buzz of the postwar New York art world....POLLOCK is confident, insightful work -- one of the year's best films..."
Wall Street Journal - 03/06/2014
"Its huge strength is the central performance. Pollock was the quintessential Action Painter, so it seems fitting that Mr. Harris athleticizes the process, rather than aestheticizes it."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: December 15, 2000 (limited)/February 2001 (expanded)
- Peggy Guggenheim gave Jackson Pollock a pention beginning in 1943. His first solo exhibition was staged later that year at her Art of the Century gallery.
- Pollock was represented by Betty Parsons Gallery, which, in 1948, hosted the groundbreaking first exhibition of Pollock's radical drip paintings.
- In 1949, Life magazine published a feature story on Pollock, which introduced his work--and the idea of abstract art--to an enormous readership and brought him almost instant fame.
- The film was based on JACKSON POLLOCK: AN AMERICAN SAGA by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991.
- Ed Harris and Amy Madigan are an offscreen married couple.
- Harris gained 30 pounds to play Pollock near the end of his life.
- Roger Ebert (EBERT AND ROEPER AND THE MOVIES) named POLLOCK one of the 10 best films of 2000.
- The New York Film Critics Circle awarded Marcia Gay Harden Best Actress for her portrayal of Lee Krasner.