1969 in film

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The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross $102,308,889[1]
2. Midnight Cowboy United Artists Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman $44,785,053[2]
3. Easy Rider Columbia Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson $41,728,598[3]
4. Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford $33,208,099[4]
5. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Columbia Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Dyan Cannon, Elliott Gould $31,897,253[5]
6. Paint Your Wagon Paramount Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood $31,678,778[6]
7. True Grit Paramount John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby $31,132,592[7]
8. Cactus Flower Columbia Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn $25,889,208[8]
9. Goodbye, Columbus Paramount Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw $22,939,805[9]
10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service United Artists George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas $22,774,493[10]
11. Winning Universal Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner $14,644,335[11]
12. Z Cinema V Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand $14,283,305[12]
13. The Sterile Cuckoo Paramount Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton $13,982,357[13]
14. The Stewardesses Sherpix Inc. Christina Hart, Monica Gayle $13,500,000[14]
15. Run, Angel, Run! Fanfare Films William Smith $13,000,000[15]
16. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Cinerama Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Gig Young, Susannah York $12,600,000[16]
17. The Wild Bunch Warner Bros. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan $10,500,000[17]
18. Sweet Charity Universal Shirley MacLaine $8,000,000[18]
19. The Undefeated 20th Century Fox John Wayne, Rock Hudson $8,000,000[19]
20. Where Eagles Dare MGM Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood $7,100,000[20]
21. Alice's Restaurant United Artists Arlo Guthrie, James Broderick $6,300,000[21]
22. Take the Money and Run Cinerama Woody Allen, Janet Margolin $6,080,000[22]
23. Topaz Universal Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon $6,000,000[23]
24. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 20th Century Fox Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin $6,000,000[24]
25. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium United Artists Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane $6,000,000[25]
26. Once Upon a Time in the West Paramount Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson $5,321,508[26]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy - Hellman-Schlesinger, United Artists
Best Director: John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy
Best Actor: John Wayne - True Grit
Best Actress: Maggie Smith - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Best Supporting Actor : Gig Young, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Best Supporting Actress : Goldie Hawn, Cactus Flower
Best Foreign Language Film: Z, directed by Costa-Gavras, Algeria

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Anne of the Thousand Days
Best Actor: John Wayne - True Grit
Best Actress: Geneviève Bujold - Anne of the Thousand Days
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Best Actress: Patty Duke - Me, Natalie
Other
Best Director: Charles Jarrott - Anne of the Thousand Days

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

If...., directed by Lindsay Anderson, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival): Not awarded

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rani Radovi (Early Works), directed by Zelimir Zilnik, Yugoslavia

Notable films released in 1969[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for Midnight Cowboy". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for Easy Rider". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Hello, Dolly!". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for Paint Your Wagon". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for True Grit". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for Cactus Flower". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goodbye, Columbus, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Winning, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Box Office Information for Z". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Box Office Information for The Sterile Cuckoo". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Stewardesses, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Box Office Information for Run, Angel, Run!". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Box Office Information for They Shoot Horses, Don't They?". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Box Office Information for The Wild Bunch". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Sweet Charity, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Undefeated, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Where Eagles Dare, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Box Office Information for Alice's Restaurant". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  22. ^ "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 pg 3.
  23. ^ Box Office Information for Topaz. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  24. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15.
  25. ^ Box Office Information for If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  26. ^ Box Office Information for Once Upon a Time in the West. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.

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