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

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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.”

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