Sidney Lumet


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  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/25/1924, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 04/09/2011
  • Profession: Director; producer; screenwriter; actor
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VIDEO: Charlie Rose (March 21, 2006)

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Charlie Rose (March 21, 2006)
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Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Talks About His Career In Film. His Films Include 12 Angry Men, Network, And Serpico. His Latest Is Find Me Guilty. Then, A Preview Of The New Ric Burns Documentary On Playwright Eugene O'Neill, Part Of The "American Experience" Series On Pbs. watch

Mandy Patinkin on His Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds Stints: "I Behaved Abominably"

Looking back on his career, Mandy Patinkin says he's not proud that he was once a very spoiled actor who thought he needed more fame.

In a recent New York Times Magazine profile, the Homeland star talks about some of his past career regrets, including how he was fired from Mike Nichols' '86 flick Heartburn and why , on his first starring television gig, he wouldn't listen to his bosses.

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Influential Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers Dies

Sue Mengers, one of the most influential Hollywood agents during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died following several small strokes, Vanity Fair reports. She claimed to be 78 years old, but some sources said she was 81.

According to Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, Mengers died Saturday at her Beverly Hills home surrounded by close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier (wife of Sidney) and Boaty Boatwright.

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Night Falls On Manhattan
The Manchurian Candidate
The Verdict: Two-Disc Collector's Edit

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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
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Charlie Rose (March 21, 2006)

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Year Title Description
2007 Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Movie, Director
2007 Imaginary Witness Movie, Actor
2006 Find Me Guilty Movie, Writer
2006 Find Me Guilty Movie, Director
2006 AFI Life Achievement Award TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

Sidney Lumet, the Oscar-nominated director of such modern classics as Network, 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and The Verdict, has died. He was 86.

Lumet died Saturday morning of lymphoma at his Manhattan home, his stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel, told The New York Times.

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DVD Tuesday: Network Trashes Trash TV... 30 Years Ago!

DVD Tuesday Network The movie that took on trash TV three decades agoWith all the Oscar talk about veteran director Sidney Lumet 82 being snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences despite overwhelming accolades for his new Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead this seems a good time to revisit one of Lumets classics the 30-year-old denunciation of trash television Network I always remembered Network as broad and exagerrated but I saw it again a couple of years ago and boy was I wrong If anything its not wild enoughGolden Age of Television writer Paddy Chayefskys furious screenplay grew out of the 1970s-era push to shift network-news programs into the entertainment groups suddenly forcing them to compete with sitcoms game shows and soap operas for ratings and more importantly moneyVeteran New York newsman Howard Beale Peter Finch who won a well-deserved Oscar is unceremoniously given the boot after 25 years and loses it on air read more

Oscar Surprises, Part 2: Blanchett, Mortensen, Hal Holbrook and More!

A surprising number of movies had to make do with single nominations in the major categoriesViggo Mortensen picked up a best-actor nom as an icy Russian Gangster in David Cronenbergs brutal thriller Eastern Promises ditto Johnny Depp for Tim Burtons gothic adaptation of Stephen Sondheims musical Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sentimental favorite Hal Holbrook 82 hell be 83 by the time the ceremony takes place took a best supporting actor nomination for Sean Penns Into the Wild based on Jon Krakauers nonfiction account of a troubled young mans search for meaning that eventually takes him deep into the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness It was also ignored in all other major categories despite strong reviews for Penns direction and adapted screenplay as well as Emile Hirschs performance in the lead role Audiences failed to warm to the film Much-loved veteran character actress Ruby Dee 83 got the only nomination for best-supporting actress 15 read more

HBO's Strip Show Stirs Debate

"This movie is going to raise holy hell, and I may never work again," says director Sidney Lumet of HBO's Strip Search, a provocative drama about civil liberties in the post-9/11 era that airs April 27. The story cross-cuts between two degrading interrogations: In China, an American student (Maggie Gyllenhaal) gets grilled about her political activities, while in the U.S., an FBI agent (Glenn Close) gives a Saudi scholar (Bruno Lastra) the third degree. Now here's the kicker: Both sequences use the exact same script, implicitly equating the countries' treatment of suspects. The filmmakers maintain they're simply taking dramatic license to tell a cautionary tale. "Am I saying we're a totalitarian country? No," says writer Tom Fontana. "Am I saying we could become one? Absolutely." Such contentions have already stirred controversy among conservative watchdogs. "The premise is preposterous and insulting," says Media Research read more


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