Sidney Lumet , the director of “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” whose films explored themes of injustice and used the gritty streets of New York as a supporting character, has died. He was 86.
Wilmar International Ltd., the world’s largest palm oil trader, is giving investors in Goodman Fielder Ltd. the chance for a 31 percent return as it considers an expansion into Crisco oil and Newman’s Own salad dressings.
Like a grisly car accident, it’s hard to avoid staring when a great actor gives a lousy performance in a horrible movie. One recent example is Michael Caine in “Harry Brown,” where the two-time Oscar winner impersonates Charles Bronson ’s vigilante from “Death Wish.”
When Robert Redford was a little- known actor in the early 1960s, he turned down a $10,000-per- week offer to star in a TV series. A short time later, he accepted a $110 weekly salary for a role in a new Neil Simon play that would soon be renamed “Barefoot in the Park.”