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Sidney Lumet Dies

4/9/2011 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet died at his home in Manhattan today from lymphoma. He was 86.

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Lumet directed a laundry list of classics, including "12 Angry Men," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon," "The Wiz," "Network," "The Verdict," and most recently "Before the Devil Knows Your Dead."

He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Director five times, but never won. In 2005, he was given an honorary Oscar.

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Jack    

Top man. In my humble opinion Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon were the dog's bollocks.

1236 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

'Dog Day Afternoon'... Great Movie.

RIP Tickface

1236 days ago
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Zuul    

His name is "Sidney Lumet," not "Sydney." He's kind of, you know, a Hollywood legend. I bet this site never misspells "Snooki" or "Lohan," though.

1236 days ago
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Cankle    

You're. Duh.

1236 days ago
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TMZgossip    

what an awesome list of films he directed!!!

Network (my fav)
The Verdict
Dog Day
Murder on the Orient Express
The Anderson Tapes
Morning After

1236 days ago
6.

Mr Baxter    

RIP, one of the greatest directors. I didn't realize he was 86, he was always active.

1236 days ago
7.

barf    

awesome movies...

RIP and thanks for the work...

oh and TMZ, there's a difference between your and you're. just saying...

1236 days ago
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Courtney    

#6 I couldn't agree with you more and you forgot 12 Angry Men & Big Hand For The Little Lady. Infact I was just watching the verdict a little while ago in his honor may he rest in peace

1236 days ago
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cjs    

Loved his work, if 12 Angry Men is on I stay for the entire movie every time .

1236 days ago
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Tea Party Mom    

My favorite of Mr. Lumet's is "The Wiz," starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell. It's the Afro-American version of The Wizard of Oz, and has that jazzy song Ease on Down the Road.

1236 days ago
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katie10    

Before the Devil Knows Your Dead."


you are such idiots, it's YOU'RE as in YOU ARE...! English 101. Harvery, you need to send your high school staff back to get their GED's.

1236 days ago
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Larry Bobker    

Yes it would be nice if you could spell his first name correctly!!!! Its not "Sydney"!!!
Its "Sidney"!!!! I'm sure that you NEVER misspell Britney, (NO TALENT) Spears!!!
Who if she lived a thousand lifetimes could not touch a Sidney Lumet's, (AWESOME), Talent!!!!!!
I am very familiar with the great Sidney Lumet's dramatic masterpieces, and all I can say is
thank you Sidney for your wonderful gift to the art of dramatic storytelling films!!!
May you truly rest in piece my friend!!!!

1236 days ago
13.

Chris    

Who are the idiots who work on the weekend? They can't spell or proofread worth a crap.

Your = You're

Dumbasses. ALL of the mistakes on here are on the weekends. Didn't you people pay attention in elementary school? DUH!

1236 days ago
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Zippy T. Pinhead    

12 Angry Men was a genius movie. Very low budget but highly entertaining. My hat goes off to Mr. Lumet.

1236 days ago
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jackmama311    

see Network, great piece of work, incredible, top shelf. i lower my head for the family, a great loss to the movie junkies like me, raise a glass people.

1236 days ago
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