1986 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1986 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 1986 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1986[1]
Rank Title Studio gross
1. Top Gun Paramount Pictures $176,781,728
2. "Crocodile" Dundee Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox $174,803,506
3. Platoon Orion Pictures $138,530,565
4. The Karate Kid, Part II Columbia Pictures $115,103,979
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount Pictures $109,713,132
6. Back to School Orion Pictures $91,258,000
7. Aliens 20th Century Fox $86,160,248
8. An American Tail Universal Studios $84,542,002
9. The Golden Child Paramount Pictures $79,817,937
10. Ruthless People Buena Vista Pictures Distribution $71,624,879

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 44th Golden Globe Awards
January 31, 1987
40th BAFTA Awards
February 22, 1987
59th Academy Awards
March 30, 1987
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Platoon Hannah and Her Sisters A Room with a View Platoon
Best Director Oliver Stone
Platoon
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Oliver Stone
Platoon
Best Actor Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Hogan
Crocodile Dundee
Bob Hoskins
Mona Lisa
Paul Newman
The Color of Money
Best Actress Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Sissy Spacek
Crimes of the Heart
Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Marlee Matlin
Children of a Lesser God
Best Supporting Actor Tom Berenger
Platoon
Ray McAnally
The Mission
Michael Caine
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Supporting Actress Maggie Smith
A Room with a View
Judi Dench
A Room with a View
Dianne Wiest
Hannah and Her Sisters
Best Screenplay, Adapted The Mission
Robert Bolt
Out of Africa
Kurt Leudtke
A Room with a View
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Best Screenplay, Original Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Hannah and Her Sisters
Woody Allen
Best Foreign Language Film The Assault
(De Aanslag)
Ran
(Ran)
The Assault
(De Aanslag)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Mission, directed by Roland Joffé, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Green Ray (Le Rayon vert), directed by Éric Rohmer, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Stammheim, directed by Reinhard Hauff, West Germany

Golden Raspberry Awards

Worst Picture: Howard the Duck and Under the Cherry Moon (tie)
Worst Director: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actor: Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Actress: Madonna - Shanghai Surprise
Worst Supporting Actor: Jerome Benton - Under the Cherry Moon
Worst Supporting Actress: Dom DeLuise (in drag) - Haunted Honeymoon
Worst Screenplay: Howard the Duck

Notable films released in 1986[edit]

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Wide-release films[edit]

January–March[edit]

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Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Una Merkel 82 USA Actress The Parent Trap42nd Street
14 Donna Reed 64 USA Actress It's a Wonderful LifeFrom Here to Eternity
24 Gordon MacRae 64 USA Actor Oklahoma!Carousel
27 Lilli Palmer 78 Germany Actress Body and SoulThe Boys from Brazil
29 Leif Erickson 74 USA Actor Tea and SympathyKiss Them for Me
February 2 Donald Eccles 77 UK Actor The Wicker ManYoung Sherlock Holmes
6 Dandy Nichols 78 UK Actress Help!The Vikings
10 Brian Aherne 83 UK Actor JuarezThe Locket
16 Howard Da Silva 82 USA Actor, Producer 1776M
17 Paul Stewart 77 USA Actor, Producer Citizen KaneIn Cold Blood
19 Adolfo Celi 63 Italy Actor ThunderballThe Agony and the Ecstasy
March 3 Peter Capell 73 Germany Actor, Writer Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryPaths of Glory
10 Ray Milland 77 USA Actor, Director Dial M for MurderThe Lost Weekend
15 Alexandru Giugaru 88 Romania Actor
22 Olive Deering 67 USA Actress The Ten CommandmentsGentleman's Agreement
22 Charles Starrett 82 USA Actor The Mask of Fu ManchuOur Betters
22 Derek Farr 74 UK Actor The Dam BustersThe Projected Man
30 James Cagney 82 USA Actor, Producer White HeatAngels with Dirty Faces
31 Jerry Paris 60 USA Actor, Director MartyThe Caine Mutiny
April 13 Stephen Stucker 38 USA Actor Airplane!Trading Places
15 Tim McIntire 41 USA Actor BrubakerThe Choirboys
21 Marjorie Eaton 85 USA Actress Mary PoppinsHarold and Maude
23 Otto Preminger 80 USA Director, Producer, Actor Anatomy of a MurderLaura
26 Broderick Crawford 74 USA Actor, Producer All the King's MenBorn Yesterday
26 Bessie Love 87 UK Actress, Soundtrack, Advisor On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceReds
30 Robert Stevenson 81 USA Director Mary PoppinsBedknobs and Broomsticks
May 3 Robert Alda 72 USA Actor Rhapsody in BlueImitation of Life
9 Herschel Bernardi 62 USA Actor The FrontIrma la Douce
14 William Lindsay 40 UK Actor Lifeforce
22 Martin Gabel 73 USA Actor Deadline – U.S.A.M
23 Sterling Hayden 70 USA Actor The GodfatherDoctor Strangelove
28 Lurene Tuttle 78 USA Actress Don't Bother to KnockPsycho
31 Sylvia Coleridge 76 UK Actress TessI Met a Murderer
June 3 Anna Neagle 81 UK Actress, Producer Forever and a DayNo, No, Nanette
11 Reed De Rouen 69 UK Actor The Third ManBillion Dollar Brain
13 Benny Goodman 77 USA Actor, Soundtrack A Song Is BornThe Benny Goodman Story
23 Nigel Stock 66 UK Actor The Great EscapeThe Lion in Winter
30 Margalo Gillmore 89 UK Actress Upstairs and Downstairs
July 3 Rudy Vallée 84 USA Actor How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe Palm Beach Story
19 Daniel L. Fapp 82 USA Cinematographer The Great EscapeWest Side Story
25 Vincente Minnelli 83 USA Director The Band WagonGigi
August 6 Emilio Fernández 82 Mexico Actor, Director María CandelariaLa perla
13 Helen Mack 72 USA Actress The Son of KongHis Girl Friday
19 Hermione Baddeley 79 USA Actress Mary PoppinsThe Aristocats
26 Ted Knight 62 USA Actor CaddyshackCountdown
September 1 Murray Hamilton 63 USA Actor JawsThe Graduate
28 Denis Carey 77 UK Actor PsychomaniaThe Day of the Jackal
28 Robert Helpmann 77 Australia Actor, Director Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Red Shoes
October 5 Hal B. Wallis 88 USA Producer The Petrified ForestDark Victory
14 Keenan Wynn 70 USA Actor Neptune's DaughterKiss Me Kate
14 Spec O'Donnell 75 USA Actor, Stunts Here's Flash CaseyBlonde Trouble
25 Forrest Tucker 67 USA Actor Sands of Iwo JimaThe Yearling
28 Ian Marter 42 UK Actor The Abominable Dr. PhibesThe Medusa Touch
November 11 Roger C. Carmel 54 USA Actor The SilencersGambit
21 Dar Robinson 39 USA Stuntman, Actor Lethal WeaponAirplane!
22 Scatman Crothers 76 USA Actor The ShiningThe Shootist
29 Herb Vigran 76 USA Actor Airplane!20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
29 Cary Grant 82 USA Actor North by NorthwestCharade
December 2 Desi Arnaz 69 Cuba Actor The Long, Long TrailerForever, Darling
10 Susan Cabot 59 USA Actress Sorority GirlThe Wasp Woman
13 Heather Angel 77 UK Actress Alice in WonderlandThe Last of the Mohicans
22 Harvey Stephens 85 USA Actor North by NorthwestSergeant York
26 Elsa Lanchester 84 UK Actress Mary PoppinsWitness for the Prosecution
28 Andrei Tarkovsky 54 Soviet Union Director Andrei RublevSolaris

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.