Sidney Lumet

1924 - 2011

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Sidney Arthur Lumet ( loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. 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 2,848,653 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Sidney Lumet is the 99th most popular film director (up from 112th in 2019), the 653rd most popular biography from United States (up from 754th in 2019) and the 26th 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 99 out of 1,580Before him are Louis Malle, Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, René Clair, Carlos Saura, and Wolfgang Petersen. After him are Peter Brook, Andrzej Żuławski, Michael Curtiz, Kenji Mizoguchi, Robert Altman, and Claude Lelouch.

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Among people born in 1924, Sidney Lumet ranks 25Before him are Ramiz Alia, Benny Hill, Maurice Jarre, Henry Mancini, Sergei Parajanov, and Lys Assia. After him are Mário Soares, Ezer Weizman, Jovanka Broz, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, and Georges Charpak. Among people deceased in 2011, Sidney Lumet ranks 22Before him are Dennis Ritchie, Simon van der Meer, Ágota Kristóf, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Gary Moore, and Flórián Albert. After him are John Barry, Diana Wynne Jones, Annie Girardot, Rudolf Mössbauer, Necmettin Erbakan, and Willard Boyle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 653 out of 15,968Before him are Gary Becker (1930), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), Monica Lewinsky (1973), John Glenn (1921), and John Malkovich (1953). After him are Joan Crawford (1904), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Glenn Miller (1904), Magic Johnson (1959), Walter Matthau (1920), and Irving Langmuir (1881).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Sidney Lumet ranks 26Before him are William Hanna (1910), Joel Schumacher (1939), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Oliver Stone (1946), John Huston (1906), and Victor Fleming (1889). After him are Robert Altman (1925), Vincente Minnelli (1903), John Carpenter (1948), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Jules Dassin (1911), and Wes Craven (1939).