1983 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1983 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 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1983[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Return of the Jedi Lucasfilm / 20th Century Fox $252,583,617
2. Terms of Endearment Paramount Pictures $108,423,489
3. Flashdance Paramount Pictures / PolyGram $92,921,203
4. Trading Places Paramount Pictures $90,404,800
5. WarGames United Artists $79,567,667
6. Octopussy United Artists $67,800,000
7. Sudden Impact Warner Bros. $67,642,693
8. Staying Alive Paramount Pictures $64,892,670
9. Mr. Mom 20th Century Fox $64,783,827
10. Risky Business Warner Bros. $63,541,777

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Director: James L. Brooks - Terms of Endearment
Best Actor: Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt - The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Actor (tie): Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
Best Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Yentl
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita
Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Other
Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, Narayama bushiko), directed by Shōhei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ascendancy, directed by Edward Bennett, United Kingdom
The Beehive (La Colmena), directed by Mario Camus, Spain

Notable films released in 1983[edit]

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1983 Wide-release movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 8 Gale Page 69 USA Actress, Soundtrack They Drive by Night
19 Robert Carson 73 USA Writer A Star Is Born
27 Louis de Funès 68 France Actor, Writer, Director La Grande Vadrouille
February 25 Tennessee Williams 71 USA Writer, Soundtrack A Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofSuddenly, Last Summer
March 9 Faye Emerson 65 USA Actress
14 Maurice Ronet 55 France Actor, Director, Writer Elevator to the GallowsPurple Noon
27 James Hayter 75 Spain Actor Oliver!Night and the CityThe Fallen IdolThe Crimson PiratePassport to PimlicoLand of the PharaohsBlood on Satan's ClawThe Horror of FrankensteinThe 39 StepsBeau Brummell
April 4 Gloria Swanson 84 USA Actress, Soundtrack, Producer Sunset BoulevardAirport 1975Queen KellyBeyond the RocksSadie Thompson
4 Buster Crabbe 75 USA Actor, Stuntman The Most Dangerous Game
11 Dolores del Río 77 Mexico Actress, Soundtrack RamonaBird of ParadiseFlying Down to RioJourney into FearFlaming Star
June 12 Norma Shearer 80 USA Actress, Soundtrack The WomenWay Down East
July 5 Harry James 67 USA Soundtrack, Actor How to Marry a MillionaireThe Ladies ManThe Sting IIBathing BeautyThe Opposite SexThe Benny Goodman StoryBest Foot ForwardToo Many GirlsThe JackpotTwo Girls and a SailorOn Our Merry WayHollywood HotelSpringtime in the RockiesPrivate BuckarooCarnegie Hall
29 Raymond Massey 86 USA Actor, Writer Arsenic and Old LaceEast of EdenHow the West Was WonA Matter of Life and DeathThe Woman in the WindowThe FountainheadMackenna's GoldThe Old Dark HouseThings to Come49th ParallelA Canterbury TaleThe Prisoner of ZendaThe Scarlet Pimpernel
29 David Niven 73 Switzerland Actor, Producer, Soundtrack The Pink PantherThe Guns of NavaroneCasino RoyaleMurder by DeathDeath on the NileMutiny on the BountyAround the World in 80 DaysA Matter of Life and DeathWuthering HeightsThe Bishop's WifeTrail of the Pink PantherDodsworth
29 Luis Buñuel 83 Mexico Writer, Director, Actor Un Chien Andalou
August 1 Peter Arne 62 UK Actor Straw DogsChitty Chitty Bang BangThe Return of the Pink PantherVictor VictoriaTrail of the Pink PantherKhartoumCurse of the Pink PantherIce Cold in AlexProvidenceThe Oblong BoxAgathaThe Purple PlainWhen Eight Bells TollThe Cockleshell HeroesThe Victors
3 Carolyn Jones 53 USA Actress, Soundtrack The Man Who Knew Too MuchLast Train from Gun HillKing Creole
5 Judy Canova 69 USA Actress, Soundtrack CannonballThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29 Simon Oakland 68 USA Actor PsychoWest Side Story
October 8 Joan Hackett 49 USA Actress Support Your Local Sheriff!The Last of SheilaWill PennyThe Terminal ManThe Group
10 Ralph Richardson 80 UK Actor, Director Producer Doctor ZhivagoTime BanditsWatership DownRollerballBattle of BritainGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
15 Pat O'Brien 83 USA Actor, Soundtrack Some Like It HotAngels with Dirty FacesKnute Rockne, All American
November 2 Michael Spice 52 UK Actor A Countess from Hong Kong
15 John Le Mesurier 71 UK Actor, Soundtrack Ben-HurThe Pink PantherThe Italian JobCasino Royale
28 Johnnie Davis 73 USA Actor, Soundtrack I Love to SingaHollywood Hotel
28 Christopher George 52 USA Actor El DoradoMidway
December 2 Fifi D'Orsay 79 USA Actress, Soundtrack What a Way to Go!Going Hollywood
4 Maurice Browning 64 UK Actor The Assassination Bureau
5 Robert Aldrich 65 USA Director, Second Unit Director The Dirty DozenWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
8 Slim Pickens 64 USA Actor, Writer, Soundtrack Dr. StrangeloveBlazing Saddles1941The Getaway
22 Charles Lloyd-Pack 81 UK Actor if....DraculaNight of the DemonBedazzledThe Mirror Crack'dOperation CrossbowVictimThe Revenge of FrankensteinQuatermass 2The ReptileFrankenstein and the Monster from HellLes grandes vacancesThe Three Worlds of Gulliver
28 William Demarest 91 USA Actor, Soundtrack Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
29 Janet Webb 52 UK Actress A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumJoseph Andrews

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.