Iconic Film Director Sidney Lumet Dies at 86

Sidney Lumet, director of "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday at 86.
His daughter, Jenny Lumet, told CNN he died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 3:40 a.m. ET and that he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
According to The Detroit News, Lumet grew up in New York during the Depression and developed a passionate interest in what he saw as a flawed judicial system saying he was drawn to "films of conscience" that would encourage introspection.
Lumet worked with Hollywood's most well-known names including Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Al Pacino, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Robert Duvall, and Faye Dunaway, the Huffington Post reported.
"I was privileged to work with him on four additional films including 'The Wiz'," Quincy Jones, Grammy Award-winning producer, said to CNN. "Future generations of filmmakers will look to Sidney's work for guidance and inspiration, but there will never be another who comes close to him."
According to CNN, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg described Lumet as "one of the great chroniclers" of New York City due to his films often using the city as both settting and as a figurative character.

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