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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Sidney Lumet vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic contributions.

    An American director, screenwriter and producer, Sidney Arthur Lumet (born June 25th, 1924) has over 50 films and was a five-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Director. The films for which he was Oscar nominated are 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) along with a Best Adapted Screenplay nod for Prince of the City (1981). He did not win an individual Academy Award but did accept an Honorary Academy Award. In total, 14 of his films were nominated for Oscars including Network, which was nominated for ten and won four.

    According to The Encyclopedia of Hollywood, Lumet was one of the most productive filmmakers of the modern era, directing more than one movie in a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. Turner Classic Movies records his "strong direction of actors", "vigorous storytelling" and "social realism" in his best work. Legendary film critic Robert Ebert described Sidney Lumet as one of the "warmest philanthropists and one of the best craftsmen among all film directors." Lumet was also popular as an "actor's director," having worked with the best of the best during his career, probably more than "any other director." Sean Connery, who acted in five of his films, counted the famed filmmaker as one of his favorite directors, and one who had that "vision thing."

    A part of New York's Actors Studio, Sidney Lumet started his directorial career in Off-Broadway productions, then became a highly regarded TV director. His first movie, 12 Angry Men (1957), was a courtroom drama focused on a tense jury deliberation. Lumet later divided himself among social drama and political films, including adaptations of literary plays and novels, big stylish stories, New York-based black comedies, and realistic crime dramas, counting Serpico and Prince of the City. As an outcome of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also accountable for leading the first wave of directors who made a victorious transition from TV to movies.

    Sidney Lumet accepted the 2005 Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture." Two years after, he concluded his career with the notable drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). A few months after Lumet's death in April 2011, a celebration of his work was held at New York's Lincoln Center with multiple speakers including film stars. Nancy Buirski directed By Sidney Lumet in 2015, a documentary about his career, and in January 2017, PBS dedicated an episode of its American Masters series to Lumet's life as a director.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Sidney Lumet movie posters include highlights from the award-winning directors celebrated career.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.