1960 in film

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The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (US)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross rental
1. Spartacus Universal Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin $14,000,000[1]
2. Psycho Paramount Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Janet Leigh $9,100,000[1]
3. Exodus United Artists Paul Newman, Ralph Richardson, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Jill Haworth, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, John Derek $8,500,000[1]
4. Swiss Family Robinson Walt Disney Productions John Mills, Dorothy McGuire $7,900,000[1]
5. The Alamo United Artists John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wills $7,900,000[1]
6. The Apartment United Artists Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams $6,700,000[1]
7. BUtterfield 8 MGM Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey $6,000,000[1]
8. Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop $5,500,000[1]
9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM Doris Day, David Niven $5,300,000[1]
10. From the Terrace 20th Century Fox Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ina Balin, Myrna Loy, George Grizzard $5,200,000[1]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Apartment - Mirisch, United Artists
Best Director: Billy Wilder - The Apartment
Best Actor: Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Spartacus
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Spartacus
Best Actor: Burt LancasterElmer Gantry
Best Actress: Greer GarsonSunrise at Campobello
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): The Apartment
Best Picture (tie): Song Without End
Best Actor: Jack LemmonThe Apartment
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaineThe Apartment
Other
Best Director: Jack CardiffSons and Lovers

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Le passage du Rhin (The Crossing of the Rhine), directed by André Cayatte, Italy / France / W.Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

El lazarillo de tormes, directed by César Fernández Ardavín, Spain / Italy

Notable films released in 1960[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.