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Saying Goodbye To Sidney Lumet, Iconic Director Dies At 86

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One of the cinematic greats, Philadelphia-born, New York-raised director Sidney Lumet, died of lymphoma at home on Saturday morning. He was 86. The iconic 1957 courtroom drama 12 Angry Men was Lumet's feature debut, and over his lifetime the prolific filmmaker, responsible for Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, received five Academy Award nominations and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2005.

Known as an actor's director, Lumet performed on Broadway in the 1930s, officially making his stage debut at four-years-old at the Yiddish Art Theater in New York. According to IMDB he is credited with the well known adage, "There's no such thing as a small part. There are just small actors."


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