Acted on Broadway in "Sunup to Sundown," directed by Joseph Losey
Directed Vin Diesel in "Find Me Guilty," as a mobster who successfully defends himself in a two-year trial
Feature film directing debut, "12 Angry Men"; earned Academy Award nomination as Best Director
First feature as producer (also director), "The Deadly Affair"
Formed LAH Film Group, with screenwriter Jay Presson Allen and producer Burtt Harris
Founded own experimental acting group in Greenwich Village; began to direct Off-Broadway
Helmed the star-studded blockbuster "Murder on the Orient Express"
Moved to New York with family
Received third Best Director Oscar nomination, directing the brilliant satire on TV "Network"
Broadway acting debut, Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End"
Enjoyed commercial success with "The Pawnbroker"
Final Broadway acting performance in "Seeds in the Wind"
First film as solo writer (also director), "Q & A"
Helmed "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke
Helmed unsuccessful remake of John Cassavetes' "Gloria" starring Sharon Stone in role originated by Gena Rowlands
Performed in Yiddish radio serial, "The Rabbi from Brownsville," with members of his family; Baruch Lumet wrote, directed and acted the leading man and grandfather roles, while Eugenia played the leading lady
Resurrected career with the huge hit "Serpico," starring Al Pacino
Directed the box-office bomb, "The Wiz"; cast then-mother-in-law Lena Horne as Glinda, the good Witch
Wrote and directed "Night Falls on Manhattan"
Wrote primer on filmmaking "Making Movies"
Earned second Oscar nomination for Best Director for "Dog Day Afternoon," starring Pacino
First film directed for production company "Fail Safe"
Helmed the "Prince of the City"; first screenwriting credit; earned Academy Award nomination
Received fourth Best Director Oscar nomination for the David Mamet-scripted "The Verdict," starring Paul Newman
Returned to TV directing for first time in over 40 years at helm of pilot for A&E series "100 Centre Street"; also penned script for first of 13 episodes and served as executive producer of series which ran for two seasons
Served in Far East as radar repairman for U.S. Army Signal Corps
Taught acting at High School for the Performing Arts in New York City
British directing debut, "The Hill"
Directed premiere of Cynthia Ozick's play "Blue Light" at Bay Street Theater in New York
Directed such Broadway productions as "The Doctor's Dilemma" (1955), "Caligula" (1960) and "Nowhere to Go but Up" (1962)
Formed first production company, Sidney Lumet Productions
Graduated to director as replacement for Yul Brynner
Joined CBS-TV as assistant director
Only screen credit as an actor, "One Third of a Nation"; had played in Broadway version earlier in the year
Released "Critical Care" with a cast that included James Spader, Albert Brooks, Helen Mirren and Anne Bancroft
Scored modest success with superb, small-scale "Running on Empty"