Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit.wikipedia
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12 Angry Men (1957 film)

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.

Dog Day Afternoon

He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand.

Network (1976 film)

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings.

The Verdict

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
The Verdict is a 1982 American legal drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by David Mamet from Barry Reed's novel of the same name.

Serpico

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir biographical crime film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is a 2007 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, his last feature film before his death in 2011.

Prince of the City (film)

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).
Sidney Lumet was the director and co-screenwriter; the large supporting cast also featured actors Jerry Orbach, Bob Balaban, and Lindsay Crouse.

Playhouse 90

He also directed original plays for Playhouse 90, Kraft Television Theatre and Studio One, directing around 200 episodes, which established him as "one of the most prolific and respected directors in the business," according to Turner Classic Movies.
Other directors included Sidney Lumet, George Roy Hill, Delbert Mann, and Robert Mulligan.

A View from the Bridge (film)

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He later directed a live television version of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, which was followed by his 1962 film, A View from the Bridge, another psychological drama from a play written by Arthur Miller.
A View from the Bridge (Vu du pont, Uno sguardo dal ponte) is a 1962 French-Italian drama film directed by Sidney Lumet with a screenplay by Norman Rosten based on the play of the same name written by Arthur Miller.

The Fugitive Kind

In 1959, he directed Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward and Anna Magnani in the feature film The Fugitive Kind, based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending.
The Fugitive Kind is a 1960 American drama film starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani, and directed by Sidney Lumet.

Baruch Lumet

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Lumet's parents, Baruch and Eugenia (née Wermus) Lumet, were both veterans of the Yiddish theatre, and were Polish Jewish emigrants to the United States.
Lumet was born in Warsaw, Russian Empire, and immigrated to the United States with his wife Eugenia Gitl Lumet (née Wermus) and daughter Felicia (1920–1980) in 1922, where his son, film director Sidney Lumet (1924–2011) was born.

Long Day's Journey into Night (1962 film)

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This was followed by another Eugene O'Neill play turned to cinema, Long Day's Journey into Night, in 1962, with Katharine Hepburn gaining an Oscar nomination for her performance as a drug-addicted housewife; the four principal actors swept the acting awards at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.
It was directed by Sidney Lumet, and produced by Ely Landau, with Joseph E. Levine and Jack J. Dreyfus, Jr. as executive producers.

Papirosn

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The film was shown in a theatrical play with the same title, based on a hit song, "Papirosn".
A silent movie in which Sidney Lumet played the Jewish boy was made.

The Hill (film)

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They cite his early film The Hill (1965) as "one of the most politically and morally radical films of the 1960s."
The Hill is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Lumet, set in a British army prison in North Africa in the Second World War.

...One Third of a Nation...

In 1939, he made his only feature-length film appearance, at age 15, in ...One Third of a Nation....
The film stars Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman, the future director Sidney Lumet and Muriel Hutchison.

Anna Magnani

In 1959, he directed Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward and Anna Magnani in the feature film The Fugitive Kind, based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending.
During her career Magnani worked alongside a number of the most pre-eminent directors and screenwriters; including Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Jean Renoir, Sidney Lumet, and Tennessee Williams.

Armand Assante

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He did so with Nick Nolte, Anthony Perkins, Armand Assante, Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Timothy Hutton and Ali MacGraw, who herself referred to him as "every actor's dream."
In 1990 his role as Roberto Texador in Sidney Lumet's film Q&A garnered him a Golden Globe nomination, and the following year he portrayed the notorious Bugsy Siegel in Neil Simon's The Marrying Man (1991).

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).

Rod Steiger

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He was able to draw powerful performances from acting luminaries such as Ralph Richardson, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Katharine Hepburn, James Mason, Sophia Loren, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Blythe Danner, Rod Steiger, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Newman, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, Albert Finney, Simone Signoret, and Anne Bancroft.
Among Steiger's credits were Danger (1950–53), Lux Video Theatre (1951), Out There (1951), Tales of Tomorrow (1952–53), The Gulf Playhouse (1953), Medallion Theatre (1953), Goodyear Television Playhouse (1953), and as Shakespeare's Romeo in "The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1957)" episode of You Are There in 1954, under director Sidney Lumet.

Garbo Talks

This also includes the women characters, as in Garbo Talks.
Garbo Talks is a 1984 American comedy-drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, and Carrie Fisher, with a cameo appearance by Betty Comden as Greta Garbo.

Deathtrap (film)

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Actor Christopher Reeve, who co-starred in Deathtrap, also pointed out that Lumet knew how to talk technical language: "If you want to work that way – he knows how to talk Method, he knows how to improvise, and he does it all equally well."
Deathtrap is a 1982 American thriller film based on Ira Levin's play of the same name, directed by Sidney Lumet from a screenplay by Levin and Jay Presson Allen, starring Michael Caine, Dyan Cannon and Christopher Reeve.

Joanne Woodward

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In 1959, he directed Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward and Anna Magnani in the feature film The Fugitive Kind, based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending.
Sidney Lumet cast Woodward alongside Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in The Fugitive Kind (1960), a box office disappointment.

A Stranger Among Us

His film A Stranger Among Us, for example, is the story of a woman undercover police officer and her experiences in a Hasidic community within New York City.
A Stranger Among Us is a 1992 film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Melanie Griffith.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film)

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In a film like Murder on the Orient Express (1974), all of the suspects are guilty.
Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 British mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, produced by John Brabourne and Richard B. Goodwin, and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.

Henry Lynn

In 1935, aged 11 he appeared in a Henry Lynn short film, Papirossen (meaning "Cigarettes" in Yiddish), co-produced by radio star Herman Yablokoff.
Lynn's short 15-minute film featured Sidney Lumet, as an 11-year-old cigarette vendor.