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Al Pacino remembers Sidney Lumet: 'The kindest man I have ever known.'

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Al Pacino, the star of two of Sidney Lumet’s best movies, Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon, released this statement to EW about the director, who died Saturday at the age of 86: “Sidney Lumet will be remembered for his films. He leaves a great legacy, but more than that, to the people close to him, he will remain the most civilized of humans and the kindest man I have ever known. This is a great loss.”

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Sidney Lumet Talks About His Oscar-Nominated Films (from EW archive, January 2008)