Sidney Lumet

Born: 25 June 1924, Philadelphia, Penn.
Died: 9 April 2011, Manhattan, New York City

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Highlighted works

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    In his feature debut, director Sidney Lumet brought his trademark social conscience to a claustrophobic jury room where one man pits reason against the prejudices of 11 others.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Director Sidney Lumet’s persuasive recreation of a real-life hostage incident is centred around Al Pacino’s touching performance as a comically inept bank robber.

  • Network

    Network

    This scabrous newsroom satire became a cult favourite in an era when criticism of mainstream American corporate media was largely the preserve of the Left.

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