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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 file picture, director Sidney Lumet, right, receives an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the 77th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, presented by actor Al Pacino. Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died his family said Saturday, April 9, 2011. He was 86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 file picture, director Sidney Lumet, right, receives an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the 77th Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, presented by actor Al Pacino. Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died his family said Saturday, April 9, 2011. He was 86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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