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Name: Sidney Lumet  
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Date of Birth: 25th June 1924
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Portrait of Sidney Lumet,May 7, 1939.Carl Van Vechten

Sidney Lumet (born June 25, 1924) is an American film director, with over 50 films to his name, including the critically acclaimed 12 Angry Men (1957) and Network (1976). He won Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of the motion picture".

Lumet was an actor before he was a director. His parents were Yiddish theater actor Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia Wermus. Lumet made his stage debut at New York's Yiddish Art Theater at the age of four and acted in Yiddish theater and on Broadway into the 1950s. Graduate of the Professional Children's School.

Selected films

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • The Fugitive Kind (1959)
  • Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)
  • The Pawnbroker (1964)
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • The Hill (1965)
  • The Group (1966)
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Lovin' Molly (1974)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Network (1976)
  • Equus (1977)
  • The Wiz (1978)
  • Prince of the City (1981)
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • Daniel (1983)
  • The Morning After (1986)
  • Gloria (1999)
  • The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenmann (2000)
  • Find Me Guilty (2005)

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