1982 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1982[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Pictures $359,197,037
2. Tootsie Columbia Pictures $177,200,000
3. An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount Pictures / Lorimar $129,795,554
4. Rocky III United Artists $124,146,897
5. Porky's 20th Century Fox $105,492,483
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount Pictures $78,912,963
7. 48 Hrs. Paramount Pictures $78,868,508
8. Poltergeist Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $76,606,280
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal Pictures / RKO Pictures $69,701,637
10. Annie Columbia Pictures / Rastar $57,059,003

Events[edit]

  • June 11— E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is released; it would become the highest-grossing film of all time.
  • June 11— Michelle Pfeiffer appears in her first leading role, in Grease 2, the sequel to the top grossing film of 1978 (her film debut had come as Tony Danza's character's girlfriend in the 1980 movie The Hollywood Knights).
  • July 23—During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors were accidentally killed during a scene involving an operated helicopter. The accident led to reforms in film-making safety and child-labor laws.

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gandhi - Indo-British Films, Columbia
Best Director: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr. - An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange - Tootsie
Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Tootsie
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Victor Victoria
Other
Best Director: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Yol (The Way), directed by Yılmaz Güney, Turkey

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / USA

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany

1982 Wide-release movies[edit]

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October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1982[edit]

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Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Victor Buono 43 USA Actor What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?The Greatest Story Ever Told
5 Hans Conried 64 USA Actor The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. TThe Birds and the Bees
5 Harvey Lembeck 58 USA Actor Stalag 17Beach Party
8 Reta Shaw 69 USA Actress Mary PoppinsEscape to Witch Mountain
8 Grégoire Aslan 73 UK Actor CleopatraThe Return of the Pink Panther
10 Paul Lynde 55 USA Actor Bye Bye BirdieSon of Flubber
30 Stanley Holloway 91 UK Actor My Fair LadyBrief Encounter
February 11 Eleanor Powell 69 USA Actress, Dancer That's Entertainment!Broadway Melody of 1936
12 Victor Jory 79 USA Actor Gone with the WindThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
March 5 John Belushi 33 USA Actor The Blues BrothersNational Lampoon's Animal House
6 Ayn Rand 77 USA Writer, Actress The King of KingsThe Fountainhead
19 Alan Badel 58 UK Actor, Miscellaneous The Day of the JackalForce 10 from Navarone
21 Harry H. Corbett 57 UK Actor, Writer JabberwockyCarry On Screaming!
26 Sam Kydd 67 UK Actor The LadykillersEye of the Needle
27 Betty Schade 87 USA Actress, Writer After FiveFirst Love
29 Rudy Bond 69 USA Actor The Godfather12 Angry Men
April 3 Warren Oates 53 USA Actor The Wild BunchIn the Heat of the Night
22 Harold Goldblatt 82 UK Actor A Night to RememberSunday Bloody Sunday
25 Don Wilson 81 USA Actor NiagaraBuck Benny Rides Again
26 Celia Johnson 73 UK Actress Brief EncounterThe Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
27 Tom Tully 73 USA Actor The Caine MutinyCharley Varrick
May 2 Hugh Marlowe 71 USA Actor All About EveSeven Days in May
14 Hugh Beaumont 73 USA Actor The Blue DahliaRailroaded!
29 Romy Schneider 43 France Actress The TrialWhat's New Pussycat?
June 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 37 Germany Writer, Director, Actor Love Is Colder Than DeathKatzelmacher
18 Curd Jürgens 66 Austria Actor, Director The Spy Who Loved MeThe Longest Day
29 Henry King 96 USA Director, Producer Twelve O'Clock HighThe Gunfighter
29 Michael Brennan 69 UK Actor Trouble in StoreUp in the World
July 12 Kenneth More 67 UK Actor The Longest DayBattle of Britain
19 John Harvey 70 UK Actor The Satanic Rites of DraculaThe Man with My Face
23 Vic Morrow 53 USA Actor Twilight Zone: The MovieThe Bad News Bears
August 7 Jill Banner 35 USA Actress Spider BabyThe President's Analyst
11 Tom Drake 64 USA Actor Meet Me in St. LouisWords and Music
12 Henry Fonda 77 USA Actor, Producer 12 Angry MenOnce Upon a Time in the West
29 Ingrid Bergman 67 Sweden Actress, Producer CasablancaNotorious
September 13 Philip Ober 80 USA Actor From Here to EternityNorth by Northwest
14 Grace Kelly 52 USA, Monaco Actress Rear WindowDial M for Murder
28 Mabel Albertson 81 USA Actress What's Up, DocBarefoot in the Park
28 Seth Banks 66 USA Costume Designer To Kill a Mockingbird9 to 5
29 Lucy Griffiths 63 UK Actress The LadykillersMurder, She Said
October 1 Larry Breeding 36 USA Actor Street Music
3 Vivien Merchant 53 UK Actress FrenzyAlfie
5 Eddie Frewin 61 UK Transportation Co-ordinator, Unit Production Manager 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Pink Panther
8 Fernando Lamas 67 Argentina Actor, Director Dangerous When WetThe Merry Widow
14 Dick Ung 59 USA Animator One Hundred and One DalmatiansThe Pink Panther
November 1 King Vidor 88 USA Director, Writer, Producer The Wizard of OzThe Fountainhead
4 Dominique Dunne 22 USA Actress Poltergeist
4 Jacques Tati 75 France Actor, Writer, Director Mon OncleMr. Hulot's Holiday
4 Talfryn Thomas 60 UK Actor Under Milk Wood
7 John Bay 53 USA Actor Gold
18 Forbes Murray 98 USA Actor VertigoSingin' in the Rain
21 Lee Patrick 80 USA Actress VertigoThe Maltese Falcon
26 Robert Coote 73 USA Actor A Matter of Life and DeathThe Ghost and Mrs. Muir
30 Eric Thompson 53 UK Actor, Writer The JokersOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
December 2 Marty Feldman 48 UK Actor Young FrankensteinThe Last Remake of Beau Geste
4 George Tovey 68 UK Actor FrenzySteptoe and Son Ride Again
10 Roy Webb 94 USA Composer, Musical Director NotoriousBringing Up Baby
21 Gladys Henson 83 UK Actress A Night to RememberThe Prince and the Showgirl
22 Jack Webb 62 USA Actor Sunset BoulevardPete Kelly's Blues

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.