Sidney Lumet

in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
June 25, 1924

April 09, 2011


Sidney Lumet was an Academy Award-winning American film director, with over 50 films to his name, including the critically acclaimed 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982), all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director. He won an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005, for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture".

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“All good work requires self-revelation.”
Sidney Lumet, Making Movies

“In drama, the characters should determine the story. In melodrama, the story determines the characters.”
Sidney Lumet, Making Movies

“I don't know how to choose work that illuminates what my life is about. I don't know what my life is about and don't examine it. My life will define itself as I live it. The movies will define themselves as I make them. As long as the theme is something I care about at the moment, it's enough for me to start work. Maybe work itself is what my life is about.”
Sidney Lumet, Making Movies

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