Born On This Day — June 25, 1924

Sidney Lumet - Camera

Look, on a movie, we’re all giving each other something precious. No bullshit, I can’t think of a better job. It’s not a technique. I’m not a fool. I think I’m a talented man. But then there’s luck. I think there’s a reason luck doesn’t always happen to others. They don’t know how to prepare the groundwork for luck. I do.

I don’t think art changes anything. I do it because I like it and it’s a wonderful way to spend your life.

Sidney Lumet