Oscar Nominated ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ Actor Michael J. Pollard Has Passed Away
Rob Zombie brings us the sad news today that another member of the House of 1000 Corpses family has left us. Veteran actor Michael J. Pollard, who starred alongside the late Sid Haig as Stucky in Zombie’s debut feature, has passed away at the age of 80.
“I woke up to the news that Michael J. Pollard had died,” Zombie wrote on his Facebook page this morning, sharing the above photograph. “I have always loved his work and his truly unique on screen presence. He was one of the first actors I knew I had to work with as soon as I got my first film off the ground. He will be missed.”
Zombie added, “I can’t believe all three of my friends in this picture are now gone.”
In 1968, Michael J. Pollard was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” and “Most Promising Newcomer” at the Golden Globes for his performance in Bonnie and Clyde, a role that also landed Pollard an Oscar nomination for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” that year.
In the immediate wake of that breakout role, Pollard starred in films such as The Smugglers, Hannibal Brooks and Dirty Little Billy, and his career was taken into the 1980s with roles in Melvin and Howard, Heated Vengeance, The American Way, Roxanne, American Gothic, Scrooged, Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland and Tango & Cash.
Pollard also starred in Dark Angel, Dick Tracy, “Toxic Crusaders” and “Tales from the Crypt.”