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The year 2001 in film involved some significant events, including the first of the Harry Potter series and also the first of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Significant non-English language films released included Monsoon Wedding and Amélie.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2001[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. $974,733,550
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema $870,761,744
3. Monsters, Inc. Disney / Pixar $525,366,597[2]
4. Shrek DreamWorks $484,409,218
5. Ocean's Eleven Warner Bros $450,717,150
6. Pearl Harbor Touchstone $449,220,945
7. The Mummy Returns Universal $433,013,274
8. Jurassic Park III Universal $368,780,809
9. Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox $362,211,740
10. Hannibal MGM / Universal $351,692,268

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has grossed $974.7 million; it was the highest-grossing film in the Harry Potter film franchise until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 surpassed it in 2011.

Events[edit]

Award ceremonies[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 7th Critics' Choice Awards
January 11, 2002
59th Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 2002
55th BAFTA Awards
February 24, 2002
8th Screen Actors Guild Awards
March 9, 2002
74th Academy Awards
March 24, 2002
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind Moulin Rouge! The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gosford Park (cast) A Beautiful Mind
Best Director Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind
Baz Luhrmann
Moulin Rouge!
Robert Altman
Gosford Park
Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind
Best Actor Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Gene Hackman
The Royal Tenenbaums
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Denzel Washington
Training Day
Best Actress Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Sissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Nicole Kidman
Moulin Rouge!
Judi Dench
Iris
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Best Supporting Actor Ben Kingsley
Sexy Beast
Jim Broadbent
Iris
Jim Broadbent
Moulin Rouge!
Ian McKellen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Jim Broadbent
Iris
Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Helen Mirren
Gosford Park
Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Best Screenplay (Adapted) 'Memento'
Christopher Nolan,
A Beautiful Mind
Akiva Goldsman
Shrek
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman
A Beautiful Mind
Akiva Goldsman
Best Screenplay (Original) Amélie
Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Gosford Park
Julian Fellowes
Best Score The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore
"Moulin Rouge!"
Craig Armstrong
"Moulin Rouge!"
Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore
Best Foreign Language Film Amélie
(Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)
No Man's Land Love's a Bitch No Man's Land
(Ničija zemlja)
Best Animated Film Shrek Shrek

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Son's Room (La stanza del figlio), directed by Nanni Moretti, Italy / France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Monsoon Wedding, directed by Mira Nair, India / U.S.A. / France / Italy / Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Intimacy (Intimité), directed by Patrice Chéreau, France / U.K. / Germany / Spain

2001 Wide-release films[edit]

January–March[edit]

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12 Antitrust Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Peter Howitt (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani Thriller Live Action
Double Take Touchstone Pictures George Gallo (director/screenplay); Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Edward Hermann, Gary Grubbs, Daniel Roebuck, Sterling Macer Jr Comedy Live Action
Save the Last Dance Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Thomas Carter (director); Duane Adler, Cheryl Edwards (screenplay); Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Terry Kinney Drama Live Action
19 The Pledge Warner Bros. Sean Penn (director); Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard Mystery Live Action
26 Sugar & Spice New Line Cinema Francine McDougall (director); Mandy Nelson (screenplay); Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Rachel Blanchard, Alexandra Holden, Sara Marsh, James Marsden Crime, Comedy Live Action
The Wedding Planner Columbia Pictures Adam Shankman (director); Michael Ellis, Pamela Falk (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey Romance, Comedy Live Action
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2 Head over Heels Universal Pictures Mark Waters (director); John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch (screenplay); Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Shalom Harlow Romance, Comedy Live Action
Valentine Warner Bros. Jamie Blanks (director); Donna Powers, Wayne Powers, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts (screenplay); David Boreanaz, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Katherine Heigl Horror Live Action
9 Hannibal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Universal Pictures Ridley Scott (director); David Mamet, Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, Zeljko Ivanek, Hazelle Goodman, David Andrews, Francis Guinan, Mark Margolis Horror, Thriller Live Action
Saving Silverman Columbia Pictures Dennis Dugan (director); Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul (screenplay); Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, R. Lee Ermey, Neil Diamond Comedy Live Action
16 Recess: School's Out Walt Disney Pictures Chuck Sheetz (director); Jonathan Greenberg (screenplay); Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, James Woods, Paul Willson, Ashley Johnson, Andrew Lawrence, Courtland Mead, Melissa Joan Hart, Pamela Segall, Dabney Coleman, April Winchell Comedy, Mystery Animation
Down to Earth Paramount Pictures Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz (director); Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi, Louis C.K. (screenplay); Chris Rock, Regina King, Mark Addy, Eugene Levy, Frankie R. Faison, Greg Germann, Jennifer Coolidge, Chazz Palminteri Comedy Live Action
Revolution OS New Line Cinema J. T. S. Moore (director/screenplay); Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens Documentary Live Action
Super Troopers Fox Searchlight Pictures Jay Chandrasekhar (director); Broken Lizard (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Brian Cox, Marisa Coughlan Comedy Live Action
Sweet November Warner Bros. Pat O'Connor (director); Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken, Lauren Graham, Frank Langella Romance, Drama Live Action
23 3000 Miles to Graceland Warner Bros. Demian Lichtenstein (director/screenplay); Richard Recco (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox Arquette, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, Bokeem Woodbine, Ice-T Crime Live Action
Monkeybone 20th Century Fox Henry Selick (director); Sam Hamm (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro Comedy, Fantasy Live Action/Animation
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2 The Mexican DreamWorks Pictures Gore Verbinski (director); J. H. Wyman (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J. K. Simmons Comedy Live Action
See Spot Run Warner Bros. John Whitesell (director); George Gallo, Gregory Poirer, Dan Baron, Chris Faber (screenplay); David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, Paul Sorvino, Michael Clarke Duncan Comedy Live Action
9 15 Minutes New Line Cinema John Herzfeld (director/screenplay); Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Karel Roden, Oleg Taktarov, Melina Kanakaredes Thriller Live Action
Get Over It Miramax Films Tommy O'Haver (director); R. Lee Fleming, Jr. (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó, Shane West, Colin Hanks, Swoosie Kurtz, Ed Begley, Jr., Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Carmen Electra, Martin Short Romance, Comedy Live Action
16 Enemy at the Gates Paramount Pictures Jean-Jacques Annaud (director/screenplay); Alain Godard (screenplay); Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman Action, Drama Live Action
Exit Wounds Warner Bros. Andrzej Bartkowiak (director); Ed Horowitz, Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay); Steven Seagal, DMX Action Live Action
Memento Summit Entertainment Christopher Nolan (director/screenplay); Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Thriller Live Action
23 The Brothers Screen Gems Gary Hardwick (director/screenplay); Morris Chestnut, D. L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Shemar Moore, Gabrielle Union Comedy, Romance Live Action
Heartbreakers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer David Mirkin (director); Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Gene Hackman Romance Live Action
Say It Isn't So 20th Century Fox J. B. Rogers (director); Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow (screenplay); Chris Klein, Heather Graham, Sally Field Comedy Live Action
30 Someone Like You 20th Century Fox Tony Goldwyn (director); Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay); Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin Romance, Comedy Live Action
Spy Kids Dimension Films Robert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family Live Action
The Tailor of Panama Columbia Pictures John Boorman (director/screenplay); Andrew Davies, John le Carré (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine McCormack, Harold Pinter Thriller Live Action
Tomcats Columbia Pictures Gregory Poirier (director/screenplay); Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, Jake Busey Comedy Live Action

April–June[edit]

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6 Along Came a Spider Paramount Pictures Lee Tamahori (director); Marc Moss (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott Thriller Live Action
Blow New Line Cinema Ted Demme (director); Nick Cassavetes, David McKenna (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Jordi Mollà, Penélope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths Biography Live Action
Just Visiting Hollywood Pictures Jean-Marie Gaubert (director); Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier, John Hughes (screenplay); Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Malcolm McDowell, Tara Reid, Bridgette Wilson Comedy Live Action
Pokémon 3: The Movie Warner Bros. Kunihiko Yuyama (director); Hideki Sonoda, Takeshi Shudo (screenplay); Veronica Taylor, Ikue Ōtani, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Lisa Ortiz, Ted Lewis, Kayzie Rogers, Ryan Drummond, Tara Jayne, Roger Kay, Ken Gates, Amy Birnbaum, Lee Quick, Kathy Pilon, Peter R. Bird, Stuart Zagnit, Dan Green Fantasy Animation
13 Bridget Jones's Diary Miramax Films Sharon Maguire (director); Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis (screenplay); Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz, Gemma Jones Romance, Comedy Live Action
Joe Dirt Columbia Pictures Dennie Gordon (director); David Spade, Fred Wolf (screenplay); David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Jaime Pressly, Kid Rock Adventure, Comedy Live Action
Josie and the Pussycats Universal Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan (director/screenplay); Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Eugene Levy, Justin Chatwin, Breckin Meyer Comedy, Musical Live Action
Kingdom Come 20th Century Fox Doug McHenry (director); David Dean Bottrell, Jessie Jones (screenplay); LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg Comedy, Drama Live Action
20 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Paramount Pictures Simon Wincer (director); Matthew Berry, Eric Abrams (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro, Paul Rodriguez Comedy, Drama Live Action
Freddy Got Fingered 20th Century Fox Tom Green (director/screenplay); Derek Harvie (screenplay); Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Harland Williams, Anthony Michael Hall, Julie Hagerty Comedy, Drama Live Action
27 Driven Warner Bros. Renny Harlin (director); Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Cristian de la Fuente Action, Drama Live Action
Town & Country New Line Cinema Peter Chelsom (director); Michael Laughlin, Buck Henry (screenplay); Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Nastassja Kinski, Charlton Heston Romance, Comedy Live Action
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4 Mockingbird Don't Sing Paramount Pictures Harry Bromley Davenport (director); Daryl Haney (screenplay); Tarra Steele, Melissa Errico, Sean Young, Kim Darby Horror Live Action
The Mummy Returns Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Stephen Sommers (director/screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo, Patricia Velásquez, Alun Armstrong, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Shaun Parkes, Dwayne Johnson Adventure Live Action
11 A Knight's Tale Columbia Pictures Brian Helgeland (director/screenplay); Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk Adventure, Comedy Live Action
18 Angel Eyes Warner Bros. Luis Mandoki (director); Gerald Di Pego (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sônia Braga Romance, Drama Live Action
Shrek DreamWorks Pictures Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson (director); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman (screenplay); Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow Comedy, fantasy Animation
25 Pearl Harbor Touchstone Pictures Michael Bay (director); Randall Wallace (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Mako, Alec Baldwin Action, Drama Live Action
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1 The Animal Columbia Pictures Luke Greenfield (director); Rob Schneider, Tom Brady (screenplay); Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Guy Torry, Edward Asner Comedy Live Action
Moulin Rouge! 20th Century Fox Baz Luhrmann (director/screenplay); Craig Pearce (screenplay); Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman, Caroline O'Connor Musical Live Action
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Sam Weisman (director); Matthew Chapman (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito Comedy Live Action
8 Evolution DreamWorks Pictures / Columbia Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby (screenplay); David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore, Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, Ty Burrell, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Bower, Pat Kilbane, Katharine Towne, Gregory Itzin, Stephanie Hodge, Kyle Gass, Sarah Silverman, Richard Moll, Tom Davis, Jerry Trainor, Miriam Flynn, John Cho, Caroline Reitman, Ashley Clark Sci-Fi, Comedy Live Action
Swordfish Warner Bros. Dominic Sena (director); Skip Woods (screenplay); John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones Thriller Live Action
15 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Walt Disney Pictures Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (director); Tab Murphy (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Corey Burton, Don Novello, Phil Morris, John Mahoney, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Varney, Leonard Nimoy Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller Animation
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Paramount Pictures Simon West (director); Patrick Massett, John Zinman (screenplay); Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Chris Barrie, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig Action, Fantasy Live Action
22 Dr. Dolittle 2 20th Century Fox Steve Carr (director); Hugh Lofting, Larry Levin (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Raven-Symoné, Steve Zahn, Norm Macdonald, Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Pollak, Steve Irwin Comedy Live Action
The Fast and the Furious Universal Pictures Rob Cohen (director); Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, David Ayer (screenplay); Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, Matt Schulze, Ted Levine, Thom Barry Action Live Action
29 A.I. Artificial Intelligence DreamWorks Pictures / Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg (director/screenplay); Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock, April Grace, Clark Gregg, Kathryn Morris, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas, Ashley Scott, Jack Angel Sci-Fi, Drama Live Action
Baby Boy Columbia Pictures John Singleton (director/screenplay); Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, Taraji P. Henson, A.J. Johnson, Snoop Dogg, Ving Rhames Comedy, Drama Live Action
Crazy/Beautiful Touchstone Pictures John Stockwell (director); Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison, Taryn Manning Romance, Drama Live Action

July–September[edit]

Opening Title Studio Cast and crew Genre Medium
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4 Cats & Dogs Warner Bros. Lawrence Guterman (director); John Requa, Glenn Ficarra (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Charlton Heston Action, Comedy Live Action
6 Kiss of the Dragon 20th Century Fox Chris Nahon (director); Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Max Ryan Martial Arts Live Action
Scary Movie 2 Dimension Films Keenen Ivory Wayans (director); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans (screenplay); Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, James Woods, Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris Elliott Comedy, Spoof Live Action
13 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Columbia Pictures Hironobu Sakaguchi, Moto Sakakibara (director); Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar (screenplay); Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin Sci-Fi Animation
Legally Blonde Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Luketic (director); Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith (screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge Comedy Live Action
The Score Paramount Pictures Frank Oz (director); Scott Marshall Smith, Daniel E. Taylor, Kario Salem (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett Crime, Thriller Live Action
18 Jurassic Park III Universal Pictures Joe Johnston (director); Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (screenplay); Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, Laura Dern Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller Live Action
20 America's Sweethearts Columbia Pictures Joe Roth (director); Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack Romance, Comedy Live Action
27 Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Tim Burton (director); William Broyles, Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren Sci-Fi Live Action
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3 Original Sin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Michael Cristofer (director); Cornell Woolrich, Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson Romance, Thriller Live Action
The Princess Diaries Walt Disney Pictures Garry Marshall (director); Gina Wendkos (screenplay); Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo, Héctor Elizondo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Julie Andrews Comedy Live Action
Rush Hour 2 New Line Cinema Brett Ratner (director); Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin, Zhang Ziyi Action, Comedy Live Action
10 American Pie 2 Universal Pictures J. B. Rogers (director); Adam Herz (screenplay); Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy Comedy Live Action
Osmosis Jones Warner Bros. Tom Sito, Piet Kroon, Robert Farrelly, Peter Farrelly (director); Marc Hyman (screenplay); Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood, William Shatner, Molly Shannon, Chris Elliott, Bill Murray Comedy Live Action/Animation
The Others Dimension Films Alejandro Amenábar (director/screenplay); Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, James Bentley Horror Live Action
17 American Outlaws Warner Bros. Les Mayfield (director); Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (screenplay); Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Nathaniel Arcand, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Will McCormack, Ronny Cox, Terry O'Quinn, Kathy Bates, Timothy Dalton Western Live Action
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Universal Pictures John Madden (director); Shawn Slovo (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey, Irene Papas Drama Live Action
Rat Race Paramount Pictures Jerry Zucker (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); John Cleese, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, Jon Lovitz, Lanai Chapman, Kathy Najimy, Dave Thomas, Wayne Knight Comedy Live Action
24 Jeepers Creepers United Artists Victor Salva (director/screenplay); Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Brandon Smith, Eileen Brennan Horror Live Action
O Lions Gate Entertainment Tim Blake Nelson (director); Brad Kaaya (screenplay); Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Rain Phoenix, Elden Henson, Martin Sheen, John Heard Drama Live Action
31 Bubble Boy Touchstone Pictures Blair Hayes (director); Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio (screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carroll Lynch, Verne Troyer Comedy Live Action
Ghosts of Mars Screen Gems John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Larry Sulkis (screenplay); Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Joanna Cassidy Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Dimension Films Kevin Smith (director/screenplay); Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Will Ferrell, Ali Larter, Chris Rock, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson Comedy Live Action
Summer Catch Warner Bros. Mike Tollin (director); Kevin Falls, John Gatins (screenplay); Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Bruce Davison, Marc Blucas, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy Romance, Comedy Live Action
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7 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Gener8Xion Entertainment Brian Trenchard-Smith (director); Stephan Blinn, Hollis Barton, John Fasano (screenplay); Michael York, Michael Biehn, Diane Venora, R. Lee Ermey, Udo Kier, and Franco Nero Thriller Live Action
The Musketeer Universal Pictures Peter Hyams (director); Gene Quintano (screenplay); Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth, Justin Chambers Action Live Action
Rock Star Warner Bros. Stephen Herek (director); John Stockwell (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Timothy Spall, Timothy Olyphant Comedy, Drama Live Action
Soul Survivors Summit Entertainment Stephen Carpenter (director/screenplay); Melissa Sagemiller, Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Wes Bentley, Luke Wilson Horror Live Action
Two Can Play That Game Screen Gems (director); (screenplay); Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson Romance, Comedy Live Action
14 The Glass House Columbia Pictures Mark Brown (director); Wesley Strick (screenplay); Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern, Kathy Baker, Trevor Morgan, Chris Noth Thriller Live Action
Hardball Paramount Pictures Brian Robbins (director); John Gatins (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, D. B. Sweeney, Michael B. Jordan Comedy, Drama Live Action
21 Glitter Columbia Pictures / 20th Century Fox Vondie Curtis Hall (director); Kate Lanier (screenplay); Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Terrence Howard, Da Brat, Tia Texada, Eric Benét, Valarie Pettiford, Ann Magnuson, Dorian Harewood, Padma Lakshmi, Bill Sage, Isabel Gomes, Lindsey Pickering, Courtnie Beceiro, Grant Nickalls, Kate Stebbins, Kim Roberts Romance, Musical Live Action
28 Don't Say a Word 20th Century Fox Gary Fleder (director); Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Guy Torry, Jennifer Esposito, Famke Janssen, Oliver Platt Thriller Live Action
Hearts in Atlantis Warner Bros. Scott Hicks (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse Drama, Thriller Live Action
Zoolander Paramount Pictures Ben Stiller (director); Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon Voight Comedy Live Action

October–December[edit]

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5 Joy Ride 20th Century Fox John Dahl (director); J. J. Abrams, Clay Tarver (screenplay); Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman Thriller, Adventure Live Action
Max Keeble's Big Move Walt Disney Pictures Tim Hill (director); David L. Watts, James Greer, Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell (screenplay); Alex D. Linz, Josh Peck, Zena Grey, Larry Miller, Robert Carradine, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy Comedy Live Action
Serendipity Miramax Films Peter Chelsom (director); Marc Klein (screenplay); John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett, Jeremy Piven, Eugene Levy, Molly Shannon Romance, Comedy Live Action
Training Day Warner Bros. Antoine Fuqua (director); David Ayer (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Eva Mendes, Scott Glenn Crime, Drama Live Action
12 Bandits Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Barry Levinson (director); Harley Peyton (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett Crime, Comedy Live Action
Corky Romano Touchstone Pictures Rob Pritts (director); David Garrett, Jason Ward (screenplay); Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Richard Roundtree, Fred Ward, Peter Falk, Matthew Glave, Roger Fan, Dave Sheridan Comedy Live Action
Iron Monkey Miramax Films Woo-ping (director); Tsui Hark (screenplay); Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang, Yuen Shun-yi Martial Arts Live Action
19 From Hell 20th Century Fox Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes (director); Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng Horror, Mystery Live Action
The Last Castle DreamWorks Pictures Rod Lurie (director); David Scarpa, Graham Yost, Sam Mercer (screenplay); Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton, Delroy Lindo Drama Live Action
Riding in Cars with Boys Columbia Pictures Penny Marshall (director); Morgan Ward (screenplay); Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Brittany Murphy, James Woods, Lorraine Bracco, Sara Gilbert, Vincent Pastore Biography Live Action
26 K-PAX Universal Pictures Iain Softley (director); Charles Leavitt (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard Sci-Fi, Mystery Live Action
On the Line Miramax Films Eric Bross (director); Eric Aronson, Paul Stanton (screenplay); Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, GQ, Al Green, Tamala Jones, Dave Foley, Jerry Stiller Romance, Comedy Live Action
Thirteen Ghosts Warner Bros. / Columbia Pictures Steve Beck (director); Robb White, Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay); Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard, Embeth Davidtz, Shannon Elizabeth, Rah Digga, F. Murray Abraham, J. R. Bourne, Adam Kaminski, Alec Roberts Horror Live Action
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Monsters, Inc. Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Pete Docter (director); Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson (screenplay); John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Frank Oz Comedy, Fantasy Animation
The One Columbia Pictures James Wong (director/screenplay); Glen Morgan (screenplay); Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino Action Live Action
9 Heist Warner Bros. David Mamet (director/screenplay); Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon Crime Live Action
Life as a House New Line Cinema Irwin Winkler (director); Mark Andrus (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen Drama Live Action
Shallow Hal 20th Century Fox Peter Farrelly, Robert Farrelly (directors/screenplay); Sean Moynihan (screenplay); Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli Romance, Comedy Live Action
16 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. Chris Columbus (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters Fantasy Live Action
The Wash Lions Gate Entertainment DJ Pooh (director/screenplay); Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace, DJ Pooh, Angell Conwell, Tom Lister, Jr., Eminem, Bruce Bruce Comedy, Drama Live Action
21 Black Knight 20th Century Fox Gil Junger (director); Darryl J. Quarles, Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Conway Comedy Live Action
Out Cold Touchstone Pictures The Malloys (director); Jon Zach (screenplay); Jason London, A. J. Cook, Lee Majors, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hamilton, Willie Garson, Caroline Dhavernas Comedy Live Action
Spy Game Universal Pictures Tony Scott (director); Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata (screenplay); Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack Thriller Live Action
30 The Affair of the Necklace Warner Bros. Charles Shyer (director); John Sweet (screenplay); Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, Joely Richardson, Christopher Walken Drama Live Action
Behind Enemy Lines 20th Century Fox John Moore (director); David Veloz, Zak Penn (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Vladimir Mashkov, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa Action Live Action
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14 Not Another Teen Movie Columbia Pictures Joel Gallen (director); Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson (screenplay); Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Eric Jungmann, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Ron Lester, Lacey Chabert, Riley Smith Comedy, Spoof Live Action
The Royal Tenenbaums Touchstone Pictures Wes Anderson (director/screenplay); Owen Wilson (screenplay); Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson Comedy, Drama Live Action
Vanilla Sky Paramount Pictures Cameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Cameron Diaz Drama Live Action
18 The Shipping News Miramax Films Lasse Hallström (director); Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett Drama Live Action
19 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema Peter Jackson (director/screenplay); Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis Fantasy Live Action
21 How High Universal Pictures Jesse Dylan (director); Dustin Abraham (screenplay); Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps Comedy Live Action
In the Bedroom Miramax Films Todd Field (director/screenplay); Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei Crime, Drama Live Action
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies John A. Davis (director/screenplay); David N. Weiss, J. David Stem, Steve Oedekerk (screenplay); Debi Derryberry, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia, Frank Welker, Carolyn Lawrence, Crystal Scales, Shaun Fleming Sci-Fi, Comedy Animation
Joe Somebody 20th Century Fox John Pasquin (director); John Scott Shepherd (screenplay); Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Greg Germann, Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Jim Belushi Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Majestic Warner Bros. Frank Darabont (director); Michael Sloane (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban, Brent Briscoe, Jeffrey DeMunn, Amanda Detmer, Allen Garfield, Hal Holbrook, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Ron Rifkin, David Ogden Stiers, James Whitmore Drama Live Action
25 Ali Columbia Pictures Michael Mann (director/screenplay); Eric Roth, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson (screenplay); Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson Biography Live Action
Kate & Leopold Miramax Films James Mangold (director); Steven Rogers, James Mangold (screenplay); Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne Romance, Comedy Live Action
28 Black Hawk Down Columbia Pictures Ridley Scott (director); Ken Nolan (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Piven, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Tom Hardy, Sam Shepard, Jason Isaacs, Glenn Morshower, Orlando Bloom Action Live Action

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Ray Walston 86 USA Actor Fast Times at Ridgemont HighThe StingThe ApartmentSouth PacificMy Favorite MartianOf Mice and MenPopeyeDamn YankeesPaint Your WagonTall StorySay One for MeKiss Them for MeKiss Me, Stupid
5 Nancy Parsons 58 USA Actress Porky'sSteel MagnoliasSudden ImpactI Never Promised You a Rose Garden
10 Jacques Marin 81 France Actor Marathon ManCharadeHow to Steal a MillionThe Greatest Story Ever ToldShaft in AfricaThe Island at the Top of the WorldHerbie Goes to Monte CarloWho is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
11 Michael Williams 65 UK Actor Henry VEducating RitaTea with Mussolini
15 Bob Braun 80 USA Actor Die Hard 2Defending Your Life
17 Gregory Corso 70 USA Actor The Godfather Part III
18 Al Waxman 65 Canada Actor The HurricaneHeavy MetalCritical CareIron Eagle IVAtlantic CityMeatballs III: Summer Job
27 Joseph O'Conor 84 UK Actor Oliver!ElizabethThe Forbidden Quest
30 John Prebble 85 UK Screenwriter ZuluMysterious IslandWhite Feather
31 Bert Williams 78 USA Actor The Usual SuspectsCobra10 to MidnightPolice Academy 2: Their First AssignmentWanda Nevada
February 4 Tony Steedman 73 UK Actor Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventureScroogedMrs DallowaySplit Second
6 Dale Evans 88 USA Actress Bells of San AngeloIn Old OklahomaMy Pal Trigger
10 Lewis Arquette 65 USA Actor Scream 2Tango & CashLittle NickyWaiting for Guffman
11 Sy Gomberg 82 USA Screenwriter When Willie Comes Marching HomeSummer StockThe Wild and the InnocentBloodhounds of BroadwayJoe Butterfly
14 Charles B. Fitzsimons 76 USA Producer The Quiet ManBatmanI Was a Male War Bride
15 Burt Kennedy 78 USA Director, Writer Young Billy YoungThe RoundersWelcome to Hard TimesSeven Men from NowSupport Your Local Sheriff!The War Wagon
16 Howard W. Koch 84 USA Producer Airplane!The Odd CoupleThe Manchurian CandidateDragonslayerGhost
18 Dale Earnhardt 49 USA NASCAR Driver, Actor Stroker AceBASEketball
19 Stanley Kramer 87 UK Director, Producer Judgment at NurembergIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldGuess Who's Coming to DinnerInherit the WindThe Caine MutinyShip of FoolsOklahoma CrudeThe Pride and the PassionThe 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
20 Rosemary DeCamp 90 USA Actress Yankee Doodle DandySaturday the 14th13 GhostsBlood on the SunJungle BookRhapsody in BlueOn Moonlight Bay
24 Michael Johnson 62 UK Actor Anne of the Thousand DaysBells Are RingingLust for a VampireThe Gazebo
26 George Malpas 74 or 75 UK Actor Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeYoung Sherlock Holmes
27 Stan Margulies 80 USA Producer Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactorySpartacusThe RobeThose Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
March ?? David Middlemas 82 UK Production Manager ThunderballThe Spy Who Loved MeYou Only Live TwiceOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceSleuthChitty Chitty Bang BangThe BountyFlesh and BloodVillage of the Damned
1 George Orrison 71 United States Stuntman, Actor UnforgivenBlazing SaddlesEscape from AlcatrazIn the Line of FireSpace CowboysA Perfect WorldThe Bridges of Madison CountyThe Outlaw Josey WalesAbsolute Power
6 Kim Walker 32 USA Actress Say Anything...HeathersA Reason to Believe
8 Edward Winter 63 USA Actor The Parallax ViewFrom the HipA Change of SeasonsThe Boston Strangler
9 Richard Stone 38 USA Composer, Music Editor PlatoonFerris Bueller's Day OffWitnessCujoThe Big EasyDolores ClaiborneTop Secret!Pretty in Pink
12 Morton Downey, Jr. 67 USA Actor Predator 2The SilencerDriving Me Crazy
12 Robert Ludlum 73 USA Author, Producer The Bourne Identity
13 John A. Alonzo 66 USA Cinematographer, Actor ScarfaceChinatownHarold and MaudeStar Trek GenerationsThe Magnificent SevenSounderNorma RaeCool WorldOverboardDeuces Wild
15 Ann Sothern 92 USA Actress A Letter to Three WivesThe Whales of AugustCrazy MamaThe Best ManSylviaBrother OrchidLady in a CageNancy Goes to RioMaisie film series
16 Norma MacMillan 79 Canada Actress Head over HeelsBig BullyBig Business
17 Ralph Thomas 85 UK Director, Writer, Producer Carry On CruisingThe 39 StepsCarry On RegardlessA Tale of Two CitiesDoctor in the HouseAbove Us the WavesDeadlier Than the MaleThe Iron PetticoatDoctor at SeaDoctor at LargeHot Enough for June
19 Norman Mitchell 82 UK Actor Carry On Screaming!Oliver!On the BusesFrankenstein and the Monster from HellThe Pink Panther Strikes Again
19 Mentor Huebner 79 USA Illustrator Blade RunnerDuneFlash GordonDraculaKing KongThe ThingHarlem NightsUncommon ValorSo I Married an Axe Murderer
22 William Hanna 90 USA Animator, Producer, Director The FlintstonesScooby-DooJetsons: The Movie
23 Sully Boyar 77 USA Actor Dog Day AfternoonPrizzi's HonorThe Jazz SingerThe Panic in Needle Park
24 Tambi Larsen 77 India Art Director HudThunderbolt and LightfootHeaven's Gate
April 1 Larry Tucker 66 USA Screenwriter Bob & Carol & Ted & AliceI Love You, Alice B. ToklasAlex in Wonderland
7 David Graf 50 USA Actor Police AcademyThe Brady Bunch Movie
7 Beatrice Straight 86 USA Actress NetworkPoltergeistThe Nun's StoryTwo of a KindPhone Call from a Stranger
10 Nyree Dawn Porter 65 UK Actress Hilary and JackieThe House That Dripped BloodFrom Beyond the Grave
11 Harry Secombe 79 UK Actor Oliver!
13 Jimmy Logan 73 UK Actor Mary PoppinsNotoriousThe Picture of Dorian GrayMidnight Lace
13 Ken Weston 53 UK Boom Operator, Sound Mixer GladiatorThe ShiningAmadeusPearl HarborSeven Years in TibetThe Parent TrapAn American Werewolf in LondonPink Floyd – The WallMidnight ExpressFlash GordonEvitaKrullThe Mosquito CoastNakedWhite SquallAngela's AshesGreystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesOnly YouBugsy Malone
16 Michael Ritchie 62 USA Director FletchThe Bad News BearsThe Golden ChildThe CandidateSemi-ToughSmileDownhill RacerThe Couch TripThe ScoutDiggstownWildcats
17 Terry Scully 68 UK Actor The Asphyx
20 Maria Karnilova 80 USA Actress The Unsinkable Molly BrownMarried to the Mob
27 Jack Murdock 78 USA Actor Rain ManBig Top Pee-weePsycho IIIAltered States
28 Ken Hughes 79 UK Screenwriter Chitty Chitty Bang BangCromwellAlfie Darling
May 2 Gina Mastrogiacomo 39 USA Actress GoodfellasThe Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearJungle Fever
3 Ernie Wheelwright 61 USA Actor The Longest YardThe GreatestTrackdownWildcats
9 Leslie Sands 79 UK Actor, Writer The Deadly AffairAnother Man's PoisonBloodline
10 Deborah Walley 59 USA Actress Gidget Goes HawaiianBeach Blanket BingoThe Ghost in the Invisible BikiniSki PartySpinoutBenji
12 Richard Davison 40 USA Special Effects and Makeup Artist Jurassic ParkTerminator 2: Judgment DayInterview with the Vampire: The Vampire ChroniclesPlanet of the ApesCongoGodzillaLifeHow the Grinch Stole Christmas
13 Eddra Gale 79 USA Actress The GraduateThe Maltese Bippy
13 Jason Miller 62 USA Actor, Director The ExorcistRudyToy SoldiersThe Nickel RideMonsignorThe Exorcist IIIThat Championship Season
13 Ralph Tabakin 79 USA Actor Good Morning, VietnamBugsySphereDiner
14 Peter Griffith 74 USA Actor Halloween
16 Joe Baker 72 UK Actor Dumb and DumberPocahontasRobin Hood: Men in TightsThe Apple Dumpling Gang Rides AgainWaxwork
19 Charles Seabrook 44 USA Lamp Operator Forrest GumpAce Ventura: When Nature CallsShallow Hal
22 Jack Watling 78 UK Actor A Night to RememberSink the Bismarck!
22 Whitman Mayo 70 USA Actor Boyz n the HoodThe Main EventThe Black Klansman
24 Ruby Payne 90 UK Actress Radio DaysAuthor! Author!
26 Anne Haney 67 USA Actress Mrs. DoubtfireLiar LiarPsychoThe American PresidentThe Out-of-TownersMidnight in the Garden of Good and EvilHopscotchForces of Nature
27 Ramon Bieri 71 USA Actor BadlandsThe Andromeda StrainGhosts of MississippiThe Frisco KidVibesThe SicilianSorcerer
29 Russell Saunders 82 USA Stuntman, Actor The GooniesAirplane!Singin' in the RainSpartacusKing KongMississippi BurningLogan's RunThe Poseidon AdventureThe Towering InfernoShaneAn American in ParisThe Thing from Another WorldSaboteurAround the World in 80 DaysEarthquakeThe Greatest Show on EarthThe Three MusketeersThoroughly Modern MillieSamson and DelilahThe HindenburgThe PirateWalk, Don't RunBroken LanceJoan of Arc
June 2 Imogene Coca 92 USA Actress VacationUnder the Yum Yum Tree
3 Anthony Quinn 86 Mexico Actor Lawrence of ArabiaThe Guns of NavaroneZorba the GreekRequiem for a HeavyweightLust for LifeRoad to MoroccoWarlockBarabbasViva Zapata!The Ox-Bow IncidentLast Action HeroLa StradaThe 25th HourLast Train from Gun HillShoes of the FishermanAcross 110th StreetR.P.M.The HappeningFlapThe Secret of Santa VittoriaThe Greek TycoonRevengeAvenging AngeloA Walk in the CloudsOnly the Lonely
7 Leonard Tepper 61 USA Actor Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkAwakenings
15 Henri Alekan 92 France Cinematographer Roman HolidayWings of Desire
17 Harry Ford 50 USA Grip Carlito's WayGhostbusters IIA Bronx TaleSmoke
21 Carroll O'Connor 76 USA Actor Kelly's HeroesCleopatraPoint BlankMarloweIn Harm's WayLonely Are the BraveNot with My Wife, You Don't!CleopatraHawaiiDeath of a GunfighterWhat Did You Do in the War, Daddy?Waterhole No. 3Return to Me
21 Vernon Sewell 97 South Africa Director, Writer, Actor The Crimson PirateThe Edge of the WorldCurse of the Crimson AltarThe Blood Beast TerrorThe Silver FleetThe Ghosts of Berkeley SquareGhost Ship
23 Corinne Calvet 76 France Actress Sailor BewareOn the RivieraRope of SandThe Far CountryWhat Price Glory?
24 Peter Bourne 77 USA Actor MeteorI'll Take Sweden
26 Paul Berry 39 UK Animator The Nightmare Before ChristmasJames and the Giant PeachMonkeybone
27 Jack Lemmon 76 USA Actor The ApartmentGlengarry Glen RossSome Like It HotJFKThe Odd CoupleThe Fortune CookieIrma la DouceAirport '77HamletGrumpy Old MenSave the TigerThe China SyndromeDays of Wine and RosesMister RobertsCowboyThe Great RaceBell, Book and CandleThe Out-of-TownersPhffftAvanti!Under the Yum Yum TreeGood Neighbor SamThe Notorious LandladyThe Front PageHow to Murder Your WifeBuddy BuddyMass AppealMissingLuvDadTributeShort CutsOut to SeaGrumpier Old MenThe Odd Couple IIThe Legend of Bagger Vance
28 Joan Sims 71 UK Actress Trouble in StoreCarry On AdmiralCarry On NurseCarry On TeacherCarry On CleoCarry On Screaming!Carry On DoctorCarry On... Up the KhyberCarry On CampingCarry on Again DoctorCarry On HenryCarry On MatronCarry On DickOne of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
July 2 Jack Gwillim 91 UK Actor In Search of the CastawaysClash of the TitansPattonA Man for All SeasonsBattle of Britain
3 Mordecai Richler 70 Canada Author, Screenwriter No Love for JohnnieFun with Dick and Jane
5 A. D. Flowers 84 USA Special Effects The GodfatherThe Godfather Part IIApocalypse NowThe Wizard of OzHarold and MaudeThe Poseidon AdventureSleeperThe Towering Inferno1941Tora! Tora! Tora!
7 Molly Lamont 91 South Africa Actress The Awful TruthScared to DeathThe Jungle PrincessMurder at Monte Carlo
12 James Bernard 75 UK Composer NosferatuDraculaThe Hound of the BaskervillesDracula: Prince of DarknessThe Curse of FrankensteinThe Devil Rides OutDracula Has Risen from the GraveThe Quatermass XperimentTaste the Blood of Dracula
13 Eleanor Summerfield 80 UK Actress ScroogeThe Watcher in the WoodsSome Will, Some Won't
19 Paul Beeson 79 UK Cinematographer Indiana JonesAlien 3The Sound of MusicWho Framed Roger RabbitWillowNever Say Never AgainTo Sir, with LoveIshtarSwiss Family RobinsonSanta Claus: The MovieUnder CapricornThe Cruel SeaStarcrashCandleshoeThe Pirates of PenzanceHawk the SlayerDie, Monster, Die!In Search of the CastawaysThe Three Lives of ThomasinaThe Titfield ThunderboltThe Moon-SpinnersThe Black RoseOne of Our Dinosaurs Is MissingThe ScapegoatTaffin
August 3 Christopher Hewett 79 UK Actor The ProducersRatboyThe Lavender Hill MobPool of London
14 Missy Cleveland 41 USA Actress Blow OutCheech & Chong's Next MovieTrue Confessions
20 Kim Stanley 76 USA Actress The Right StuffSéance on a Wet AfternoonThe GoddessTo Kill a Mockingbird
23 Kathleen Freeman 82 USA Actress ShrekNaked Gun 33⅓: The Final InsultHerculesThe Blues BrothersI'll Be Home for ChristmasFerngully: The Last RainforestJoe DirtHocus PocusThe Disorderly OrderlyDragnetBlues Brothers 2000
25 Inigo Jackson 68 UK Actor The Trygon FactorTwins of Evil
25 Jane Greer 76 USA Actress Out of the PastDesperate SearchMan of a Thousand FacesThe Big StealThe OutfitAgainst All Odds
25 John Chambers 78 USA Makeup Technician Blade RunnerPlanet of the ApesHalloween IIBeneath the Planet of the Apes
25 Aaliyah 22 USA Actress, Singer AnastasiaQueen of the Damned
30 Julie Bishop 87 USA Actress, Soundtrack Sands of Iwo JimaThe Black Cat
September 2 Troy Donahue 65 USA Actor The Godfather IICry-BabyA Distant TrumpetGrandview, U.S.A.Rome AdventureParrishPalm Springs WeekendA Summer Place
3 Pauline Kael 82 USA Film Critic None; critiqued films for The New Yorker
3 Gordon Signer 75 or 76 Canada Actor Superman III
4 Merrill Connally 80 USA Actor Close Encounters of the Third KindThe Sugarland ExpressRush
9 Tommy Hollis 47 USA Actor The ProfessionalGhostbustersMalcolm XPrimary ColorsJoe's ApartmentMoonstruck
12 Victor Wong 74 USA Actor The Last EmperorBig Trouble in Little ChinaTremorsSeven Years in Tibet3 NinjasBloodsport
12 Nathanael León 85 Mexico Actor, Wrestler The Incredible Invasion
13 Barbara Matera 72 UK Costume Designer 101 DalmatiansThe Addams FamilyThe Great GatsbyIronweedIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
13 Dorothy McGuire 85 USA Actress Friendly PersuasionOld YellerThe Enchanted CottageA Tree Grows in BrooklynSwiss Family RobinsonThe Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Spiral StaircaseMister 880A Summer Place
16 Samuel Z. Arkoff 83 USA Producer The Amityville HorrorBlackulaThe Last Man on EarthInvasion of the Saucer MenDragonfly
25 Dolores Michaels 68 USA Actress The Wayward BusWarlockApril LoveTime Limit
26 Brian Hawksley 81 UK Actor A Bridge Too FarThe Witches
28 Martin Garner 74 USA Actor Twilight Zone: The MovieChances AreTill There Was You
29 Gloria Foster 67 USA Actress The MatrixLeonard Part 6The ComediansCity of Hope
October 5 Ted Burnett 74 United Kingdom Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
9 Herbert Ross 74 USA Director FootlooseGoodbye, Mr. ChipsI Ought to Be in PicturesSteel MagnoliasThe Turning PointThe Goodbye GirlPlay It Again, SamThe Secret of My SuccessThe Last of Sheila
19 Ray Lovejoy 62 UK Film Editor Aliens2001: A Space OdysseyBatmanKrullThe ShiningLost in Space
19 Jeffrey P. Grant 56 USA Actor All the President's MenP.I. MaloneyAgainst All OddsWall StreetOf Saints and SinnersClear and Present DangerAir Force OneThe Patriot
26 Eugene Jackson 58 USA Actor CimarronEscape from AlcatrazAmerican Gigolo
29 Maura Fay 43 Australia Casting Director Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesDarkness FallsCrocodile Dundee in Los AngelesMr. Nice Guy
31 Jenny Laird 89 UK Actress Village of the Damned
31 Molly Arbuthnot 92 UK Wardrobe Mistress, Wardrobe Supervisor DraculaThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Curse of FrankensteinThe MummyThe Brides of DraculaThe Quatermass XperimentThe GorgonThe Abominable SnowmanThe Phantom of the Opera
November 7 Bobby Bass 65 USA Stuntman, Actor Die HardScarfacePredatorLethal WeaponTrue LiesBatman & RobinThe CrowBram Stoker's DraculaThe Blues BrothersFalling DownClose Encounters of the Third KindLethal Weapon 3Last Action HeroMan on the Moon
12 Albert Hague 82 Germany Actor FameSpace JamThe Story of Us
13 Peggy Mount 86 UK Actress Oliver!
14 Charlotte Coleman 33 UK Actress Four Weddings and a FuneralThe Revengers' ComediesThe Young Poisoner's HandbookThe Man with Rain in His ShoesFaeries
29 Budd Boetticher 85 USA Director The Tall TBuchanan Rides AloneRide LonesomeSeven Men from NowComanche StationThe Killer Is Loose
29 George Harrison 58 UK Singer, Actor, Producer A Hard Day's NightHelp!Life of Brian
December 1 Danilo Donati 74 Italy Costume/Production Designer Life Is BeautifulFlash GordonRomeo and JulietRed Sonja
15 Wilkie Cooper 90 UK Cinematographer Jason and the ArgonautsLand RaidersThe 7th Voyage of SinbadStage FrightMysterious Island
16 Roy Brocksmith 56 USA Actor Total RecallScroogedIt Runs in the FamilyTango & CashThe Hudsucker ProxyBill & Ted's Bogus JourneyArachnophobia
20 Foster Brooks 89 USA Actor, Soundtrack Cannonball Run II
20 Edward Evans 87 UK Actor 10 Rillington PlaceTales from the CryptLifeforce
21 Kevin Manser 72 Australia Actor Dr. Who and the DaleksA Countess from Hong Kong
26 Nigel Hawthorne 72 UK Actor AmistadTarzanDemolition ManGandhiThe Madness of King GeorgeThe Black Cauldron
29 Robert Patten 76 USA Actor Twelve O'Clock HighAirportWestworldBlack Sunday
31 Eileen Heckart 82 USA Actress Heartbreak RidgeButterflies Are FreeThe First Wives ClubZandy's BrideThe Bad SeedBurnt OfferingsNo Way to Treat a Lady
31 Denny Arnold 67 Canada Stuntman, Actor X-MenChinatownBlazing SaddlesThe Wild BunchBullittSoylent GreenLogan's RunEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)Beneath the Planet of the ApesLittle Big ManRumble in the BronxThe Omega ManConquest of the Planet of the ApesThe ShootistThe Longest Yard

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