Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

SIDNEY LUMET

The four-time Oscar nominee's directing career spanned more than 50 years and 40 films, including such iconic films as 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). Six years before passing away from lymphoma at 86 in April 2011, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who starred in the director's final film Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, said of Lumet, "He was a true master who loved directing and working with actors like no other."