1979 in film
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The year 1979 in film involved many significant events.
- 39 films were released this year with the same actor playing the lead role, Prem Nazir.
- March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
- May 25 - Alien, a landmark of the science fiction genre, is released.
- May 31 - The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature length motion pictures, is released in United Kingdom.
- June 11 - John Wayne dies.
- September 19 - Don Bluth and a group of fellow animators resign from The Walt Disney Company's animation department to set up a rival studio, Don Bluth Productions.
- November 1 - Production begins on Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- December 7 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture debuts in the United States to mixed reviews but strong box office, launching a film franchise that leads to 11 films over the next 30 years. It also leads to the creation of four spin-off television series based upon Gene Roddenberry's creation.
Top grossing films (U.S.)
(*) Includes theatrical reissues.
- Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia
- Best Director: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer
- Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
- Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
- Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer
- Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Being There
- Best Foreign Language Film: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany
- Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer
- Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
- Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
- Musical or comedy:
- Best Picture: Breaking Away
- Best Actor: Peter Sellers - Being There
- Best Actress: Bette Midler - The Rose
- Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
- Best Foreign Language Film: La Cage aux Folles (France)
Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
- Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States
- The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
Notable films released in 1979
U.S.A. unless stated
- 10, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Robert Webber, Brian Dennehy
- 1941, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Nancy Allen, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack
- The Actress, the Dollars and the Transylvanians (Artista, dolarii şi ardelenii) - (Romania)
- L'adolescente (The Adolescent), directed by Jeanne Moreau, starring Simone Signoret - (France)
- The Adventure of Sudsakorn, the first and only cel-animated feature film from Thailand
- Agatha, directed by Michael Apted, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman - (U.K.)
- Ah! Nomugi Toge (Nomugi Pass) - (Japan)
- Air Crew (Ekipazh) - (U.S.S.R.)
- Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto - (U.S.A./U.K.)
- All Quiet on the Western Front, a TV film directed by Delbert Mann, starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine
- All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse, starring Roy Scheider, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, John Lithgow, Jessica Lange
- An Almost Perfect Affair, starring Keith Carradine and Monica Vitti
- Americathon, starring John Ritter and Harvey Korman
- The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
- …And Justice for All, directed by Norman Jewison, starring Al Pacino, John Forsythe, Jack Warden, Christine Lahti
- Anti-Clock, directed by Jane Arden - (U.K.)
- Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Frederic Forrest
- The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway
- Arabian Adventure, starring Christopher Lee and Emma Samms - (U.K.)
- Ashanti, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Michael Caine and Peter Ustinov
- Autumn Marathon (Osenniy marafon) - (U.S.S.R.)
- Baby Snakes, directed by Frank Zappa
- Ball Lightning (Kulový blesk) - (Czechoslovakia)
- Ballad of Tara (Tcherike-ye Tara) - (Iran)
- Bear Island, starring Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Barbara Parkins
- Being There, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden
- The Bell Jar, starring Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Anne Jackson
- Best Boy, award-winning documentary
- Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, directed by Irwin Allen, starring Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden, Shirley Jones
- Birth of The Beatles, directed by Richard Marquand
- The Bitch, starring Joan Collins - (U.K.)
- The Black Hole, directed by Gary Nelson, starring Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux
- The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, starring Mickey Rooney, Hoyt Axton, Teri Garr, Kelly Reno
- Bloodline, directed by Terence Young, starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Gert Frobe, Beatrice Straight
- Bloody Kids, directed by Stephen Frears - (U.K.)
- Boardwalk, starring Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon
- Boulevard Nights 1979 (film), directed by Michael Pressman
- Breaking Away, directed by Peter Yates, starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Dooley
- Breakthrough, starring Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger, Curd Jurgens
- Les Bronzés font du ski (a.k.a. French Fried Vacation 2), directed by Patrice Leconte - (France)
- The Brood, directed by David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar - (Canada)
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray
- Buffet froid, directed by Bertrand Blier, starring Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet - (France)
- The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
- Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, starring Tom Berenger and William Katt
- The Butterfly Murders (Die bian), directed by Tsui Hark - (Hong Kong)
- Bye Bye Brazil - (Brazil/France/Argentina)
- C.H.O.M.P.S., directed by Don Chaffey, starring Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Red Buttons
- California Dreaming, starring Glynnis O'Connor, Dennis Christopher, Tanya Roberts
- Caligula, directed by Tinto Brass, written by Gore Vidal, starring Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole - (Italy/U.S.A.)
- Camera Buff. directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski - (Poland)
- The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro), an anime film by Hayao Miyazaki - (Japan)
- The Cat and the Canary, starring Honor Blackman, Carol Lynley, Olivia Hussey - (U.K.)
- The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill
- Chapter Two, starring James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper
- The China Syndrome, directed by James Bridges, starring Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas
- Christ Stopped at Eboli (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli), directed by Francesco Rosi, starring Gian Maria Volonté - (Italy/France)
- The Concorde ... Airport '79, starring Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy
- Cuba, directed by Richard Lester, starring Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Chris Sarandon
- David - (West Germany) - Golden Bear winner
- Derek and Clive Get the Horn, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - (U.K.)
- Dirty Ho (Lan tou He), starring Gordon Liu - (Hong Kong)
- Don Giovanni, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Kiri Te Kanawa - (Italy/France/U.K./West Germany)
- Dracula, directed by John Badham, starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Eve - (U.S.A./U.K.)
- Dreamer, starring Tim Matheson
- Eagle's Wing, starring Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston - (U.K.)
- The Electric Horseman, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, John Saxon, Willie Nelson
- Escape from Alcatraz, directed by Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward
- Escape to Athena, starring Roger Moore, David Niven, Elliott Gould, Stefanie Powers, Claudia Cardinale, Telly Savalas - (U.K.)
- The Europeans, directed by James Ivory, starring Lee Remick, Lisa Eichhorn, Kristin Griffith - (U.K.)
- Fast Break, starring Gabe Kaplan and Bernard King
- Felicity, starring Glory Annen - (Australia)
- ffolkes, aka North Sea Hijack, starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks - (U.K.)
- The Fifth Musketeer, starring Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Beau Bridges, Ian McShane, Rex Harrison - (Austria/West Germany)
- Firepower, starring Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson - (U.K.)
- First Case, Second Case (Qazieh, Shekl-e Avval, Shekl-e Dovom), directed by Abbas Kiarostami - (Iran)
- The First Great Train Robbery, starring Sean Connery, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Sutherland - (U.K.)
- A Force of One, starring Chuck Norris and Jennifer O'Neill
- French Postcards, starring Miles Chapin, David Marshall Grant, Debra Winger
- Gal Young 'Un, directed by Victor Nuñez
- The Genealogy (Jokbo) - (South Korea)
- Going in Style, directed by Martin Brest, starring George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg
- Gol Maal (Confusion) - (India)
- Goldengirl, starring Susan Anton, James Coburn, Leslie Caron
- Grass Labyrinth (Kusa Meikyū) - (Japan)
- The Great Santini, starring Robert Duvall, Michael O'Keefe, Blythe Danner, Lisa Jane Persky, Stan Shaw
- The Great Riviera Bank Robbery, starring Ian McShane - (U.K.)
- Hair, directed by Miloš Forman, starring John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo
- Hanover Street, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer - (U.S.A./U.K.)
- Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, starring George C. Scott and Peter Boyle
- Heart of the Forest (El corazón del bosque) - (Spain)
- Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, starring Rip Torn and Conchata Ferrell - Golden Bear winner, Sundance Grand Jury Prize
- Hot Stuff, directed by and starring Dom DeLuise, with Suzanne Pleshette, Ossie Davis, Jerry Reed
- The Human Factor, starring Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi - (U.K.)
- Hurricane, starring Mia Farrow, Jason Robards, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard
- The Hussy (La drôlesse) - (France)
- The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (L'Hypothèse du tableau volé), directed by Raúl Ruiz - (France)
- I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare), starring Yves Montand - (France)
- The In-Laws, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk
- Jack Frost, directed by Rankin/Bass, starring Robert Morse
- Jaguar - (Philippines)
- The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters
- Jesus, directed by Peter Sykes and John Krisch, starring Brian Deacon - (Australia/U.S.A./U.K.)
- Just You and Me, Kid, starring George Burns and Brooke Shields
- Kaala Patthar (Black Stone), starring Shashi Kapoor - (India)
- Kassbach – Ein Porträt (Kassbach - A Portrait) - (Austria)
- The Kids Are Alright, a rockumentary featuring The Who - (U.K.)
- Knockabout, directed by and starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
- Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep (both won Oscars), Justin Henry, JoBeth Williams, Jane Alexander
- Lady Oscar, starring Catriona MacColl and Patsy Kensit - (France/Japan)
- The Lady Vanishes, starring Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury
- Last Embrace, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Roy Scheider and Janet Margolin
- The Last of the Knucklemen - (Australia)
- A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Sally Kellerman - (France/U.S.A.)
- Little Tragedies (Malenkie tragedii) - (U.S.S.R.)
- Love and Bullets, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger
- Love at First Bite, starring George Hamilton and Susan Saint James
- Love on the Run (L'amour en fuite), directed by François Truffaut - (France)
- Lovers and Liars (Viaggio con Anita), starring Goldie Hawn and Giancarlo Giannini - (Italy/France)
- La Luna, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Jill Clayburgh - (Italy)
- Mad Max, directed by George Miller, starring Mel Gibson - (Australia)
- The Magician of Lublin, starring Alan Arkin, Louise Fletcher, Valerie Perrine
- Magnificent Butcher (Lin shi rong), starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
- The Main Event, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
- Mamá cumple cien años (Mama Turns 100), directed by Carlos Saura, starring Geraldine Chaplin - (Spain)
- Manhattan, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway
- A Man, a Woman, and a Bank, starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams
- The Marriage of Maria Braun, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Hanna Schygulla - (West Germany)
- Mattie the Goose-boy (Lúdas Matyi) - (Hungary)
- Maula Jatt - (Pakistan)
- Meatballs, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray - (Canada)
- The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya) - (U.S.S.R.)
- Meetings with Remarkable Men, Gurdjieff biography directed by Peter Brook - (U.K.)
- Meteor, directed by Ronald Neame, starring Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard
- Monty Python's Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin - (U.K.)
- Moonraker, directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Roger Moore (as James Bond), with Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel - (U.K.)
- More American Graffiti, starring Candy Clark, Ron Howard, Paul LeMat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams
- Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears - (U.S.S.R.) - Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film
- Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, starring Michael O'Donoghue, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray
- The Muppet Movie, made by Jim Henson, with Charles Durning and Dom DeLuise
- Murder by Decree, starring Christopher Plummer (as Sherlock Holmes) and James Mason - (U.K./Canada)
- My Brilliant Career, directed by Gillian Armstrong, starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill - (Australia)
- Nightwing, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Nick Mancuso and Kathryn Harrold
- Noorie, directed by Manmohan Krishna - (India)
- Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, starring Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges
- The North Avenue Irregulars, starring Karen Valentine, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark
- North Dallas Forty, starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, G. D. Spradlin, Dayle Haddon, Bo Svenson, John Matuszak
- Nosferatu (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nach), directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz - (West Germany)
- The Odd Angry Shot, starring Bryan Brown - (Australia)
- The Odd Couple (Bo ming chan dao duo ming qiang), starring Sammo Hung - (Hong Kong)
- The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, starring James Woods, John Savage, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson
- Operación Ogro, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Gian Maria Volonté - (Spain/Italy)
- Over the Edge, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Matt Dillon
- The Passage, starring Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell, Patricia Neal, Kay Lenz
- A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, starring Paul Dooley and Marta Heflin
- Peruvazhiyambalam, directed by Padmarajan - (India)
- Les petites fugues (The Little Fugitives) - (Switzerland)
- Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli
- The Plank, directed by and starring Eric Sykes, with Arthur Lowe - (U.K.)
- Prince Nezha's Triumph Against Dragon King (Nezha nao hai), an animated film - (China)
- The Prisoner of Zenda, starring Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick and Lionel Jeffries
- The Prize Fighter, starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway
- Prophecy, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Richard Dysart, Armand Assante
- Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Ray Winstone, with music by The Who - (U.K.)
- Real Life, directed by and starring Albert Brooks, with Charles Grodin
- Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
- Rich Kids, starring Trini Alvarado and John Lithgow
- Rock 'n' Roll High School, produced by Roger Corman, featuring The Ramones
- Rocky II, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young
- The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, starring Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest
- Running, starring Michael Douglas
- Saint Jack, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Ben Gazzara
- Scavenger Hunt, starring Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Vincent Price, Tony Randall
- Scum, starring Ray Winstone - (U.K.)
- A Scream from Silence (Mourir à tue-tête) - (Canada)
- The Seduction of Joe Tynan, starring Alan Alda, Meryl Streep, Melvyn Douglas, Barbara Harris, Rip Torn
- A Sense of Freedom, directed by John Mackenzie - (U.K.)
- Série noire (Black Series), directed by Alain Corneau - (France)
- Siberiade, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky - (U.S.S.R.)
- Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness (Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks), directed by Margarethe von Trotta - (West Germany)
- Skatetown, U.S.A., starring Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Patrick Swayze
- Something Out of Nothing, directed by Nikola Rudarov, starring Asen Kisimov, Stefan Danailov, Aneta Sotirova - (Bulgaria)
- Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky - (U.S.S.R.)
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture, directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins
- Starting Over, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen, Charles Durning
- Suhaag (a.k.a. Sign of Marriage), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rekha - (India)
- The Survivors (Los sobrevivientes) - (Cuba)
- Take Down, starring Lorenzo Lamas and Maureen McCormick
- Tale of Tales (Skazka skazok), an animated film - (U.S.S.R.)
- Tarka the Otter, narrated by Peter Ustinov - (U.K.)
- The Tempest, directed by Derek Jarman, starring Toyah Wilcox - (U.K.)
- Tess, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Nastassja Kinski - (France/U.K.)
- That Summer, starring Ray Winstone - (U.K.)
- The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Hanna Schygulla - (West Germany)
- Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (Báječní muži s klikou), directed by Jiří Menzel - (Czechoslovakia)
- La Tía Alejandra (Aunt Alejandra) - (Mexico)
- Tim, starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie - (Australia)
- Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen
- The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring David Bennent - (West Germany) - Palme d'Or winner
- To Forget Venice (Dimenticare Venezia), starring Mariangela Melato and Erland Josephson - (Italy)
- Tourist Trap, starring Chuck Connors and Tanya Roberts
- Ultraman - (Japan)
- Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle - (Japan)
- Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (Nea Mărin miliardar) - (Romania)
- Vengeance Is Mine (fukushū suru wa ware ni ari), directed by Shōhei Imamura, starring Ken Ogata - (Japan)
- The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, starring Kirk Douglas, Ann-Margret, Arnold Schwarzenegger
- The Visitor, starring John Huston, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters
- Wanda Nevada, directed by and starring Peter Fonda, with Brooke Shields
- The Wanderers, starring Ken Wahl and Karen Allen
- The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, starring Michael Beck, James Remar, David Patrick Kelly, Deborah Van Valkenburgh
- When a Stranger Calls, starring Charles Durning and Carol Kane
- Winter Kills, starring Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
- Wise Blood, directed by and starring John Huston, with Brad Dourif - (U.S.A./West Germany)
- Woman Between Wolf and Dog (Femme entre chien et loup) - (Belgium/France)
- Woyzeck, directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski and Eva Mattes - (West Germany)
- Yanks, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave - (U.S.A./U.K.)
- Zulu Dawn, starring Peter O'Toole, Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward - (U.S.A./South Africa/Netherlands)
- January 8 - Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
- January 12 - Isidra Vega, actress
- January 27 - Rosamund Pike, English actress
- February 9
- February 21 - Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress and singer
- April 4
- April 12 - Claire Danes, actress
- April 19 - Kate Hudson, actress
- April 23 - Jaime King, actress
- May 9 - Rosario Dawson, actress
- May 25 - Monica Keena, actress
- June 27 - Benjamin Speed, Australian film composer
- July 3 - Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
- August 27 - Aaron Paul, actor
- August 31 - Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian film composer
- September 8 - Pink, singer and actress
- September 11 - Ariana Richards, actress
- September 23 - Anthony Mackie, actor
- October 4 - Rachael Leigh Cook, actress
- October 8 - Kristanna Loken, actress
- October 29 - Maya Karin, Malaysian actress
- December 23 - Summer Altice, model and actress
- December 26 - Chris Daughtry, actor and singer
- Rosanna Arquette - More American Graffiti
- Matt Craven - Meatballs
- Ted Danson - The Onion Field
- Keith David - Disco Godfather
- Matt Dillon - Over the Edge
- Cary Elwes - Yesterday's Hero
- Danny Glover - Escape from Alcatraz
- Diane Lane - A Little Romance
- Hayao Miyazaki (director) - The Castle of Cagliostro
- David Paymer - The In-Laws
- Chris Penn - Charlie and the Talking Buzzard
- Jean Reno - The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
- Mickey Rourke - 1941
- Ricky Schroder - The Champ
- Wallace Shawn - Manhattan
- Martin Short - Lost and Found
- Timothy Spall - Quadrophenia
- Daniel Stern - Breaking Away
- Patrick Swayze - Skatetown, U.S.A.
- Ray Winstone - That Summer
- JoBeth Williams - Kramer vs. Kramer
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