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Oscar May Come Calling to Lumet's Stellar 'Devil'

In five decades of filmmaking, director Sidney Lumet has shepherded some of Hollywood's biggest stars to Oscar nominations — Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men, Al Pacino in Serpico, Faye Dunaway in Network, Paul Newman in The Verdict. Lumet's latest film, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, also has a pretty stellar cast, and Oscar may just come calling again.

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