Legendary Director Sidney Lumet Dies


Apr. 9 2011, Published 7:55 a.m. ET

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From 12 Angry Men in 1957 to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead in 2007, Sidney Lumet directed some of the greatest movies and great actors of all time.  He died at his home in Manhattan Saturday morning, has confirmed.

Lumet loved living and working in New York, and his best-known and most highly-acclaimed films were all shot there.

He directed Al Pacino in Serpico and again in Dog Day Afternoon, Rod Steiger in The PawnbrokerPaul Newman in The Verdict, and Peter Finch in Network with its immortal line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

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Sidney Lumet was 86 and had been battling lymphoma.



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