Daily Archives: April 9, 2011

Sydney Lumet Dead at 86

Sidney Lumet, four-time Oscar-nominated director of films such as “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” died Today. He was 86. He died of lymphoma in his New York home.

The quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet shot a large number of his films in his hometown, including “The Pawnbroker,” “Serpico” and many others. He said in a 1968 interview:

Hollywood is a company town. There is no real world there outside of filming. I don’t feel organic life there, and I need that around me when I work.”

Although he had four nominations, he never won the Oscar. In 2005 he was given an honorary Oscar in recognition of his career.

Donna Edwards did a neat Rap on the House Floor last night as the debate went on…

… and I thought I’d replay it here: