Sidney Lumet

1924 - 2011

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Sidney Arthur Lumet ( loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American film director. Lumet started his career in theatre before moving to film, where he gained a reputation for making realistic and gritty New York dramas which focused on the working class, tackled social injustices, and often questioned authority. He was nominated five times for Academy Awards: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982), and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Lumet has received more than 4,327,646 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Sidney Lumet is the 97th most popular film director (up from 102nd in 2019), the 636th most popular biography from United States (up from 674th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Film Director.

Sidney Lumet is most famous for his work as a director. He directed films such as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, and Network.

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Among film directors, Sidney Lumet ranks 97 out of 2,041Before him are Richard Attenborough, William Friedkin, Andrzej Żuławski, Robert Bresson, René Clair, and George Cukor. After him are Michael Mann, Zhang Yimou, Sam Peckinpah, Ang Lee, Marcel Carné, and Jean-Pierre Melville.

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Among people born in 1924, Sidney Lumet ranks 30Before him are Ramiz Alia, Willard Boyle, Roger Guillemin, Robert Solow, James Baldwin, and Mário Soares. After him are Kōbō Abe, Black Dahlia, Lee Marvin, Henry Mancini, Truman Capote, and Lys Assia. Among people deceased in 2011, Sidney Lumet ranks 25Before him are Ramiz Alia, Simon van der Meer, Willard Boyle, Dennis Ritchie, John Barry, and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow. After him are Burhanuddin Rabbani, Jane Russell, Gary Moore, John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, and Necmettin Erbakan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 636 out of 20,380Before him are Louisa May Alcott (1832), Paul Krugman (1953), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Carl Lewis (1961), Alfred Kinsey (1894), and George Cukor (1899). After him are Charles Taze Russell (1852), Ariana Grande (1993), Richard Kiel (1939), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Gene Wilder (1933), and Monica Lewinsky (1973).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 21Before him are Chuck Jones (1912), Sydney Pollack (1934), Terry Gilliam (1940), Jim Jarmusch (1953), William Friedkin (1935), and George Cukor (1899). After him are Michael Mann (1943), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Walter Hill (1942), Mel Brooks (1926), John Carpenter (1948), and Robert Altman (1925).