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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet

Director

Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, although he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for 10, winning 4. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific directors of the modern era, making more than one movie per year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his "strong direction of actors", "vigorous storytelling" and the "social realism" in his best work. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." Lumet was also known as an "actor's director," having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than "any other director." Lumet began his career as an Off-Broadway director, then became a highly efficient TV director. His first movie was typical of his best work: a well-acted, tightly written, deeply considered "problem picture," 12 Angry Men (1957). From that point on Lumet divided his energies among other idealistic problem pictures along with literate adaptations of plays and novels, big stylish pictures, New York-based black comedies, and realistic crime dramas, including Serpico and Prince of the City. As a result of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also responsible for leading the first wave of directors who made a successful transition from TV to movies. In 2005, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture." Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sidney Lumet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Born: June 25, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: April 9, 2011 (Age 86)

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Dog Day Afternoon
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Network
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Serpico
Filmography
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
6.1
Actor Joey Rogers 1939
Movie
7.6
Actor Himself 2003
Movie
7.2
Actor Himself 2015
Movie
7.4
Actor 2004
Movie
7.6
Actor Self 2002
Movie
6.8
Actor Additional Voice (voice) 1939
TV Show
8.1
Actor Himself
(1 Episode)
1985
TV Show
8.4
Actor Himself - Guest
(1 Episode)
1968-1986
TV Show
8.6
Actor Himself
(1 Episode)
1994
Short Film
7.9
Actor Himself 2009
Short Film
Actor Himself 1965
Short Film
6.8
Actor Self - Director 1978
Movie
7
Actor 2014
TV Special
7.7
Actor Himself 2007
Movie
7.2
Actor Himself
(1 Episode)
1998
Movie
9.3
Directing Director 1957
Movie
5.5
Directing Director 1992
Movie
6.8
Directing Director 1962
Movie
6.8
Directing Director 2007
Movie
5.6
Directing Director, Producer 1968
Movie
6
Directing Director 1972
Movie
5.8
Directing Director, Producer 1997
Movie
6.7
Directing Director, Executive Producer 1983
Movie
7.1
Directing Director 1982
Movie
7.9
Directing Director 1975
Movie
7.1
Directing Director 1977
Movie
8.1
Directing Director, Executive Producer 1964
Movie
5.7
Directing Director 1989
Movie
6.6
Directing Director, Author, Screenplay 2006
Movie
6.6
Directing Director 1984
Movie
5.1
Directing Director 1999
Movie
6.1
Directing Director 1993
Movie
5.5
Directing Director 1980
Movie
7.6
Directing Director 1970
Movie
7.6
Directing Director 1962
Movie
5.6
Directing Director 1974
Movie
7.3
Directing Director 1974
Movie
8
Directing Director 1976
Movie
6.6
Directing Director, Screenplay 1996
Movie
5.6
Directing Director 1986
Movie
7.7
Directing Director, Screenplay 1981
Movie
6.9
Directing Director, Screenplay 1990
Movie
7.5
Directing Director 1988
Movie
7.8
Directing Director 1973
Movie
6
Directing Director 1958
Movie
6.2
Directing Director 1959
Movie
6.2
Directing Director 1971
Movie
5.5
Directing Director 1969
Movie
6.7
Directing Director, Producer 1967
Movie
7
Directing Director 1960
Movie
6.3
Directing Director 1966
Movie
7.8
Directing Director 1965
Movie
5.4
Directing Director, Producer 1970
Movie
5.5
Directing Director 1986
Movie
7.1
Directing Director 1973
Movie
7.8
Directing Director 1964
Movie
7.2
Directing Director, Producer 1968
Movie
7.9
Directing Director 1982
Movie
6.5
Directing Director 1978
TV Show
7.2
Directing Director
(10 Episodes)
2001-2002
TV Show
7.3
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1954-1957
TV Show
7.8
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1948-1958
TV Show
7.2
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1955-1957
TV Show
7.4
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1953-1963
TV Show
8.3
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1951-1952
TV Show
7.2
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1951-1957
TV Show
6.9
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1959-1961
TV Show
7.1
Directing Director
(1 Episode)
1957-1961
TV Show
Directing Director
(2 Episodes)
1954-1955
Movie
5.4
Directing Director 2004
Movie
7.9
Directing Director 1960
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
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