Director Sidney Lumet passes away at 86

Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The New York Times reported early Saturday that Lumet, a four time Oscar nominee, died of lymphoma.

Lumet, who began his career directing theater and then television, helmed countless big screen classics. His first film, "12 Angry Men," established him as a top director in 1957, while his 1970's hits "Serpico," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network" sealed his reputation as a screen legend.

While he never won an Oscar for films he directed, in 2005 he was awarded an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.


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