Saturday, April 09, 2011

Director Sidney Lumet Dead at 86

American director Sidney Lumet died at home in Manhattan today of lymphoma. He was 86.

One of the leading directors of the 20th century, Lumet directed over 50 films including 12 Angry Men (1957), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), Serpico (1973), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and many, many more. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Lumet, who received five Oscar nominations and seven DGA nominations for his work, was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2005 for his “brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of motion pictures.”
Lumet is survived by his fourth wife, Mary Gimbel.



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