Sidney Lumet, 86, passes away
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Sidney Lumet, Oscar-nominated director of such classics as “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” and “12 Angry Men,” has passed away. He was 86.
Born in Philadelphia, Lumet began his career with Off-Broadway productions before graduating to TV and film work in the 1950s and 60s. He was most prolific in the 1970s and ‘80s, collaborating with giants like Paul Newman and Al Pacino.
Lumet actually received an honorary Oscar in 2005, but never triumphed in the Best Director category for his own work. Still, his body of work – which included “Serpico,” “Running on Empty,” “The Verdict” and 2007’s riveting “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” — will be studied by film lovers for generations.
We’re still trying to figure out the cause of Lumet’s death. The Hollywood legend, a powerhouse of gritty filmmaking, will be missed.
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