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Sidney Lumet

1924 - 2011

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Sidney Arthur Lumet ( loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American film director. He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: 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). He did not win an individual Academy Award but did receive an Academy Honorary Award, and 14 of his films were nominated for Oscars.According to The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Lumet was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the modern era, directing more than one movie a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Lumet has received more than 3,585,281 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Sidney Lumet is the 102nd most popular film director (down from 99th in 2019), the 674th most popular biography from United States (down from 653rd in 2019) and the 25th 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 102 out of 1,581Before him are William Hanna, Howard Hawks, Walter Hill, Peter Brook, Terrence Malick, and Jim Jarmusch. After him are Ang Lee, Jean-Pierre Melville, Robert Altman, Manoel de Oliveira, Victor Fleming, and Jules Dassin.

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Among people born in 1924, Sidney Lumet ranks 26Before him are Ramiz Alia, Maurice Jarre, Sergei Parajanov, Henry Mancini, Mário Soares, and Willard Boyle. After him are Georges Charpak, Jovanka Broz, Ezer Weizman, Lee Marvin, Robert Solow, and Jin Yong. Among people deceased in 2011, Sidney Lumet ranks 25Before him are Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Flórián Albert, Gary Moore, Rudolf Mössbauer, Dennis Ritchie, and Willard Boyle. After him are John Barry, Necmettin Erbakan, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, and Manfred Gerlach.

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Among people born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 674 out of 18,182Before him are Stanley Milgram (1933), Michio Kaku (1947), Bob Beamon (1946), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), and Steven Weinberg (1933). After him are Brandon Lee (1965), Tim Robbins (1958), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Benny Goodman (1909), and Kenneth Arrow (1921).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 25Before him are George A. Romero (1940), William Hanna (1910), Howard Hawks (1896), Walter Hill (1942), Terrence Malick (1943), and Jim Jarmusch (1953). After him are Robert Altman (1925), Victor Fleming (1889), Jules Dassin (1911), Wes Craven (1939), George Cukor (1899), and David Fincher (1962).