The American actor Michael J. Pollard, who received an Oscar nomination for Bonnie & Clyde (1967) and who was also known for other films such as The House of 1000 Corpses (2003), has died at age 80.
The director Rob Zombie has confirmed this Friday the death of the interpreter in his official Facebook account without detailing the place and the day of death.
The New York Times says, meanwhile, that Pollard died Thursday at a hospital in Los Angeles (USA).
"We have lost another member of our family of The House of 1000 Corpses, " Zombie says in his message. "I woke up to the news that Michael J. Pollard had died. I always loved his work and his truly unique presence on the screen. He was one of the first actors I knew I had to work with as soon as my first movie took off. . He will be missed . "
Born in Passaic (New Jersey, United States) in 1939, Pollard began his professional career in the late 1950s with small roles in television series.
In the following decade, he showed himself with sporadic roles in series such as Star Trek , Lost in Space or Gunsmoke .
Although he also participated in the Roger Corman film Los Angeles of Hell (1966), the turning point of Pollard's career came with Bonnie & Clyde , Arthur Penn's famous film about two iconic criminals who played Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Pollard received for this film an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, but the statuette in this category went to George Kennedy for the movie The Legend of the Indomitable (1967) that had Paul Newman as the protagonist.
Pollard's career also included other feature films such as Shoot, Billy, shoot (1972) Ghosts Attack the Boss (1988), Tango & Cash (1989) or The House of the 1000 Corpses (2003), a classic of contemporary terror and That was the last outstanding role of this actor.
Sid Haig, an icon of terror and Pollard's companion in The House of 1000 Corpses , also died at age 80 on September 21.
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