Sidney Lumet: Celebrities tweet their tributes for the Oscar-nominated filmmaker

Serpico and The Verdict director Sidney Lumet — who boasts a 50-plus-year career in Hollywood — passed away Saturday at the age of 86. Here’s what some of his celebrity fans are Tweeting about his prolific career:

Roger Ebert: “Sidney Lumet: In Memory. My obituary and tribute. http://bit.ly/fAf2NV

Seth Meyers: “RIP Sidney Lumet. If “The Verdict” is on TV, I cancel all other plans.”

Ralph Macchio: “RIP Sidney Lumet. One of our Great American Filmmakers. Had the pleasure of meeting a few times. His brilliant films will live on forever!”

Jon Favreau: “RIP Sidney Lumet. I played Juror 6 in 12 Angry Men on stage in Chicago for a year. We studied his film. He was a great director.”

Zooey Deschanel: “RIP sydney lumet, he was a true master! if you haven’t read his book, MAKING MOVIES, it is a MUST for anyone interested in filmmaking.”

Paul Feig: “RIP Sidney Lumet – made some of the best movies ever. Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Serpico. A true master. Thanks for being so amazing.”

Read more:
Sidney Lumet, director of film classics, dies at 86
Sidney Lumet: How He Saw His Oscar-Nominated Films
Sidney Lumet: Hollywood remembers the legendary filmmaker

Comments (4 total) Add your comment
  • Del Taco

    RIP Mr Lumet. First rate filmmaker, and a classy person. I think I’ve seen Network, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, Prince of the City about 30 times each.

  • truthsquad

    He was an incredible director who made some classic movies with great actors who won much acclaim and the only tributes you can find to include in this article are from Ralph Macchio, Zooey Deschanel, and Seth Myers? I think Mr. Lumet deserves better…

    • True Chizz, this news is Jank!!!!!

      To be fair they are including tweets, and how many of the really talented actors/directors are on twitter. Furthermore, using twitter to express emotions for the dead feels like it lacks class.

  • ummm…

    Ralph Macchio?

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