Lumet directed the film, released in 1957, which won an Oscar for best picture. At right, Lee J. Cobb, as juror No. 3, wields a switchbade as he threatens Henry Fonda, as juror No. 8.
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Dog Day Afternoon
Lumet directed this film in 1975, which went on to win the Oscar for writing – original screenplay. Here, Al Pacino tries to drag Penelope Allen into the bank during the robbery.
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He directed this 1989 drama, which starred Sean Connery as an aging career criminal.
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His 1976 satire about a fictional television network won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight) and Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky).
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Starring Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling, Lumet's 1982 legal drama centered on a lawyer taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
He directed Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the critically acclaimed 2007 crime noir film about two brothers who organize a robbery of their parents' jewelry store.
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The Sea Gull
Lumet kicked up his shoes on the set of his 1968 film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull. The movie starred Vanessa Redgrave and James Mason.
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