Director | Producer | Writer
Four of the films that he directed were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). None of the films won the award, losing to The Bridge on the River Kwai (...
While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film is which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing.
On all his films he assembles the cast for a two week rehearsal in which they perform the script from beginning to end like a play. This cuts down on the need for repeated takes during filming.
Sidney Arthur Lumet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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