Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
EducationProfessional Children's School

Lumet, Sidney


Born June 25, 1924, in Philadelphia. American motion-picture director.

Lumet performed as a child in radio and on the stage in New York. He studied at Columbia University. He was one of the most famous American television directors in the mid-1950’s. In 1957 he wrote a screenplay based on the teleplay of R. Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, a major achievement of the progressive movement in American cinema. His other well-known films include The Pawnbroker (1964), The Hill (1965, produced in Great Britain), Fail-Safe (1965), The Group (1967), Bye-bye, Braverman (1968), and A. P. Chekhov’s The Seagull (1969).

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Branagh, whose last film as director was the fairytale adaptation Cinderella , will be following in the steps of Sidney Lumet, whose 1974 film of the story starred Albert Finney as Poirot.
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The episode echoed Sidney Lumet film Network, where a TV anchorman pushed to the limit at work says: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more.
Before The Devil Knows Your Dead SKIRTING over the rather graphic bedroom scene that opens it - cover yourself up Hoffman, no one needs to see that - this gritty 2007 thriller from veteran director Sidney Lumet is very watchable.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino, has indisputable significance as "the first American commercial movie in which the star/identification figure turns out to be gay," as Robin Wood observed shortly after its release (33).
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Considered one of the most gifted and socially conscious film directors of his generation, Sidney Lumet was born in Philadelphia on June 25, 1924.
SIDNEY LUMET, the award-winning director of acclaimed films such as Network, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Hill and 12 Angry Men, has died.
NEW YORK: Speaking in his office above the Broadway theaters where he performed as a child, director Sidney Lumet was typically unpretentious in discussing his films, a body of work numbering more American classics than most have a right to contemplate.
Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese led the tributes as the film world mourned Sunday the loss of director Sidney Lumet, a master film-maker identified strongly with his beloved New York.
ACCLAIMED film director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.