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Sidney Lumet is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 25 june 1924 at Philadelphia (USA)

Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet
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Birth name Sidney Arthur Lumet
Nationality USA
Birth 25 june 1924 at Philadelphia (USA)
Death 9 april 2011 (at 86 years) at Manhattan (USA)
Awards Golden Globe Award, Kinema Junpo award, Nastro d'Argento

Sidney Arthur Lumet (/luːˈmɛt/ loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for ten, winning four.

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific directors of the modern era, making more than one movie per year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his "strong direction of actors," "vigorous storytelling" and the "social realism" in his best work. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." Lumet was also known as an "actor's director," having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than "any other director." Sean Connery, who acted in five of his films, considered him one of his favorite directors, and a director who had that "vision thing."

A founding member of New York's Actors Studio, Lumet began his directorial career in Off-Broadway productions, then became a highly efficient TV director. His first movie was typical of his best work: a well-acted, tightly written, deeply considered "problem picture," 12 Angry Men (1957). From that point on Lumet divided his energies among other idealistic problem pictures along with literate adaptations of plays and novels, big stylish pictures, New York-based black comedies, and realistic crime dramas, including Serpico and Prince of the City. As a result of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also responsible for leading the first wave of directors who made a successful transition from TV to movies.

In 2005, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture." Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). A few months after Lumet's death in April 2011, a retrospective celebration of his work was held at New York's Lincoln Center with the appearance of numerous speakers and film stars.

Biography

Lumet was married four times; the first three marriages ended in divorce. He was married to actress Rita Gam from 1949–55; to socialite Gloria Vanderbilt from 1956–63; to Gail Jones (daughter of Lena Horne) from 1963–78, and to Mary Gimbel from 1980 until his death. He had two daughters by Jones: Amy, who was married to P. J. O'Rourke from 1990–1993, and actress/screenwriter Jenny, who had a leading role in his film Q & A. She also wrote the screenplay for the 2008 film Rachel Getting Married.

Best films

The Verdict (1983)
(Director)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
(Director)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
(Director)
Network (1976)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sidney Lumet (53 films)

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Actor

The Manchurian Candidate, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga
Roles Political pundit
Rating65% 3.2991053.2991053.2991053.2991053.299105
Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Shaw became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor, launching his political career.
The 400 Million, 53minutes
Directed by Joris Ivens
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events
Actors Fredric March, Alfred Ryder, Morris Carnovsky, Sidney Lumet
Roles Additional Voice (voice)
Rating67% 3.3701753.3701753.3701753.3701753.370175
En 1937, l'agression japonaise contre la Chine provoque une trêve dans la Guerre civile chinoise. Les forces du Parti communiste chinois rejoignent celles du Kuomintang pour lutter contre l'ennemi commun. En 1938, Joris Ivens et John Ferno rejoints par Robert Capa partent en Chine filmer la bataille de Taierzhuang, l'une des rares batailles gagnée par les Chinois durant la première partie de la guerre sino-japonaise.

Director

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 2h3
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon
Rating72% 3.649023.649023.649023.649023.64902
Note: The story is explained here in its chronological order, rather than as it is presented in the film.
Find Me Guilty, 2h5
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Richard Portnow, Alex Rocco, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra
Rating69% 3.4980853.4980853.4980853.4980853.498085
It's the late 1980s and low-level mobster Jackie DiNorscio (Vin Diesel) has just been shot by his junkie cousin Tony Compagna (Raúl Esparza), but refuses to press charges against him to police. Jackie soon gets arrested and is sentenced to thirty years on an unrelated drug bust.
Strip Search, 2h
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ken Leung, Dean Winters, Oliver Platt, Patti LuPone
Rating64% 3.200983.200983.200983.200983.20098
The film is built around two main parallel stories, each containing almost identical dialogues. One story line involves Linda Sykes (Gyllenhaal), an American woman detained in the People's Republic of China, being interrogated by a military officer (Leung). In the other storyline, Sharif Bin Said (Lastra), an Arab man detained in New York City, is interrogated by two FBI agents (Winters and Close). Both characters are graduate students detained with no hard evidence and interrogated about unspecified activities which may or may not be related to terrorist plots.
Gloria
Gloria (1999)
, 1h49
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Sharon Stone, Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty, George C. Scott, Bonnie Bedelia, Mike Starr
Rating52% 2.6033052.6033052.6033052.6033052.603305
Gloria (Sharon Stone), has just gotten out of prison, where she has served three years to save her boyfriend, Kevin (Jeremy Northam). During her stay in prison, she thinks about how Kevin never once visited her. She goes to Kevin and tells him that the relationship is over and that all she wants is the money he promised her for taking the rap for him. He refuses to give it to her.
Critical Care, 1h47
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Albert Brooks, Wallace Shawn
Rating59% 2.9519852.9519852.9519852.9519852.951985
Dans un hôpital en crise, un médecine est impliqué dans la dispute entre deux demi-sœurs, l'une voulant débrancher leur père plongé dans le coma, l'autre non.
Night Falls on Manhattan, 1h54
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Andy García, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Leibman
Rating65% 3.2984853.2984853.2984853.2984853.298485
Detectives Liam Casey (Ian Holm) and Joey Allegretto (James Gandolfini) are conducting a surveillance operation to apprehend Jordan Washington (Shiek Mahmud-Bey), a notorious drug dealer. On a tip from an informant, they venture into a building where Washington is presumed to be hiding. Washington preemptively fires a submachine gun through his front door, seriously wounding Casey. Police backup units arrive and swarm the building, but Washington executes a cunning escape in an NYPD squad car after murdering two police officers, while police officers mistakenly kill another one.
Guilty as Sin, 1h47
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden, Luis Guzmán, Dana Ivey
Rating56% 2.802992.802992.802992.802992.80299
Jennifer Haines (Rebecca De Mornay) is an up-and-coming Chicago attorney. She wins a big case, celebrates with the man in her life, Phil Garson (Stephen Lang), and returns to work to a hero's reception.
A Stranger Among Us, 1h49
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Melanie Griffith, John Pankow, Lee Richardson, Tracy Pollan, Mia Sara, Jamey Sheridan
Rating56% 2.803382.803382.803382.803382.80338
Emily Eden (Griffith), a hardened New York City homicide detective, goes undercover to investigate the murder of a Hasidic diamond-cutter. To do so, she lives with the family of the Hasidic rebbe, an elderly Holocaust survivor who is revered for his wisdom and compassion toward his fellow Jews. He says to her, "You and I have something in common: We are both intimately familiar with evil. It does something to your soul."