Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet

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.​
    Known for
    Directing
    Place of birth
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birthday
    6/25/1924
By Sidney Lumet
By Sidney Lumet
6.6
The Making of 'Network'
The Making of 'Network'
0
Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made
Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made
5.3
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
Revisiting 'Fail-Safe'
0
The Sun... the Sand... the Hill
0
The Making of 'Tootsie'
6
Wiz on Down the Road
Wiz on Down the Road
5
The Making of 'Dog Day Afternoon'
The Making of 'Dog Day Afternoon'
7.8
Inside 'Serpico'
Inside 'Serpico'
0
Serpico: From Real to Reel
Serpico: From Real to Reel
0
The 400 Million
The 400 Million
5.9
Prince of the City: The Real Story
Prince of the City: The Real Story
0
One Third of a Nation
One Third of a Nation
6.2
The Education of Gore Vidal
The Education of Gore Vidal
6
Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'
Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'
5.6
Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows
Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows
0
Paul Newman: The Restless
Paul Newman: The Restless
8
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'
0
Making "Murder on the Orient-Express"
6
Fonda on Fonda
6
Dziga and His Brothers
6
The Evolution of an American Filmmaker
The Evolution of an American Filmmaker
6
The Tramp and the Dictator
The Tramp and the Dictator
6.9
Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film
Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film
0
New York at the Movies
0
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
6.5
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
6.9
The Enigmatic Charlotte Rampling
The Enigmatic Charlotte Rampling
6
A Decade Under the Influence
A Decade Under the Influence
8
Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery
0
Funny
0
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
8.5
Night of 100 Stars III
Night of 100 Stars III
6
The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate
6.5
And the Oscar Goes to...
And the Oscar Goes to...
7.1
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