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The year 2008 involved many major movie and film events. The 2008 highest grossing films include Kung Fu Panda, The Dark Knight, WALL-E and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 2008[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. The Dark Knight Warner Bros./Legendary $1,004,558,444+[2]
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount/Lucasfilm $786,636,033
3. Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks / Paramount $631,744,560
4. Hancock Columbia $624,386,746
5. Mamma Mia! Universal $609,827,661
6. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks / Paramount $603,900,354
7. Quantum of Solace MGM / Columbia $586,090,727
8. Iron Man Paramount / Marvel $585,174,222
9. WALL-E Disney / Pixar $521,311,860
10. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Disney / Walden Media $419,665,568

On August 4, The Dark Knight reached a $400 million domestic gross in a record time of 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which reached it in 43 days.[3] On August 31, after 45 days in release, The Dark Knight reached $500 million domestically, becoming only the second film in history after Titanic to cross the half-billion-dollar domestic milestone, as well as the only film of the 2000s decade. For 2008, the top ten films consisted of three superhero films, three animated films, three action films and one musical film. Mamma Mia! became the highest grossing film in UK history until it was surpassed by Avatar in 2010. In the domestic box office, 2008 came very close in passing 2007 as the highest grossing year, falling short by just $30 million.

Events[edit]

Month Day Event
January 7 Due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America Strike, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association scrap plans to hold its 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony and instead hold a press conference announcing the winners
13 The 65th Golden Globe Awards winners were announced.
16 The 61st BAFTA Awards nominations were announced with Atonement the leading film with 14 nominations closely followed by No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, both with 7 nominations
17 - 27 The 26th Sundance Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's In Bruges and screens over 120 films. The Grand Jury and Audience Award prizes are awarded to Frozen River and The Wackness respectively. The festival is closed by the world premiere of Bernard Shakey's CSNY Déjà Vu
22 The 80th Academy Awards nominations were announced with No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood the leading films with 8 nominations each, closely followed by Atonement and Michael Clayton, both with 7

The Oscar nominated actor Heath Ledger, 28, is found dead at his home in Manhattan, New York City, from an accidental prescription pills overdose

23 - 3 The 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Lucía Cedrón's narrative feature-film debut Lamb of God (Cordero de Dios).
26 The 60th Directors Guild of America Award dinner is held in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles. The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize is awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen
27 The 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is held in the Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles.
February 7 - 17 The 58th Berlin International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light and screens over 350 films. The Golden Bear prize is awarded to Elite Squad. The Silver Bear prizes are awarded to Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Director, Reza Naji, Best Actor and Sally Hawkins, Best Actress. The festival is closed by the international premiere of Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind
8 The 35th Annie Awards ceremony is held in the UCLA's Royce Hall, Los Angeles. The Best Animated Feature prize is awarded to Ratatouille
9 The 60th Writers Guild of America Awards are announced in a brief statement. The Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay prizes are awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) and Diablo Cody (Juno), respectively
10 The 61st BAFTA Awards ceremony is held in the Royal Opera House, London. Anthony Hopkins is honoured with the Academy Fellowship.
12 The members of the WGA agree a three-year deal with the AMPTP and vote to end the 3-month 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America Strike
23 The 28th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony is held in Santa Monica, California.

The 23rd Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is broadcast. The Best Film award is given to Juno. The Best Actor and Best Actress awards are given to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ellen Page respectively

24 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony is held in the Kodak Theater, Hollywood.
March 3 28th Genie Awards
13 - 21 7th Tiburon International Film Festival
April 4 - 13 10th Sarasota Film Festival
23 - 4 7th Tribeca Film Festival
24 - 8 51st San Francisco International Film Festival
May ? - ? 8th Silver Lake Film Festival
14 - 25 Entre les murs wins the Palme d'Or while Gomorra receives the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
22 - 15 34th Seattle International Film Festival
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earns $126 million in the United States and Canada, becoming the highest grossing debut of 2008 and the second highest for a Memorial Day weekend debut behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
June 1 The 2008 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced

A massive fire destroys portions of facilities at Universal Studios in Universal City near Los Angeles, California.

14 - 22 11th Shanghai International Film Festival
18 Iron Man becomes the first movie of 2008 to earn $300 million in the United States and Canada.
18 - 29 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival. The festival launches a new sidebar celebrating the spirit of discovery, including selections Bigga Than Ben, Blood Car, Crack Willow, Spike, Strange Girls, and The Third Pint.[4]
July 17 - 26 8th Era New Horizons Film Festival
August 4 The Dark Knight reached $400 million in record time at 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which reached it in 43 days.[3]
6 - 16 61st Locarno International Film Festival
21 - 1 32nd Montreal World Film Festival
27 - 6 65th Venice International Film Festival
September 4 - 13 33rd Toronto International Film Festival
15 -20 33rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
18 - 27 56th San Sebastián International Film Festival
23 -30 6th Bangkok International Film Festival
October 1 - 12 16th Raindance Film Festival
15 - 30 52nd London Film Festival
18 - 26 21st Tokyo International Film Festival
November 18 - 28 32nd Cairo International Film Festival
December 5 - 14 10th Jakarta International Film Festival
4 - 14 23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 14th Critics' Choice Awards
January 8, 2009
66th Golden Globe Awards
January 11, 2009
15th Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 25, 2009
62nd BAFTA Awards
February 8, 2009
81st Academy Awards
February 22, 2009
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire Vicky Cristina Barcelona Slumdog Millionaire (cast) Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor Sean Penn
Milk
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Colin Farrell
In Bruges
Sean Penn
Milk
Mickey Rourke
The Wrestler
Sean Penn
Milk
Best Actress Anne Hathaway
Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep
Doubt
Kate Winslet
Revolutionary Road
Sally Hawkins
Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep
Doubt
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet
The Reader
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Kate Winslet
The Reader
Penélope Cruz
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Penélope Cruz
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Screenplay, Adapted Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Simon Beaufoy
Best Screenplay, Original In Bruges
Martin McDonagh
Milk
Dustin Lance Black
Best Animated Film WALL•E WALL•E WALL•E WALL•E
Best Foreign Language Film Waltz with Bashir
(Vals Im Bashir)
Waltz with Bashir
(Vals Im Bashir)
I've Loved You So Long
(Il y a longtemps que je t'aime)
Departures
(Okuribito)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Class (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite), directed by José Padilha, Brazil

2008 Wide-release films[edit]

January–March[edit]

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4 One Missed Call Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment/Kadokawa Pictures Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancón, Azura Skye, Ray Wise, Margaret Cho
11 First Sunday Screen Gems/Cube Vision Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Freestyle Releasing/Boll KG/Brightlight Pictures Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ron Perlman, John Rhys-Davies, Claire Forlani, Matthew Lillard, Kristanna Loken, Brian J. White
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Universal Studios/Big Idea Productions Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal
18 27 Dresses 20th Century Fox/Spyglass Entertainment Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Judy Greer, Edward Burns
Cloverfield Paramount Pictures / Bad Robot Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas
Mad Money Overture Films/Millennium Films Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Christopher McDonald, Roger Cross
25 How She Move Paramount Vantage/MTV Films Kevin Duhaney, Shawn Desman, Kardinal Offishall, Djanet Sears, Mýa
Meet the Spartans 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Sean Maguire, Ken Davitian, Carmen Electra, Kevin Sorbo, Jareb Dauplaise, Travis Van Winkle, Diedrich Bader
Rambo Lions Gate Entertainment/The Weinstein Company/Millennium Films/Equity Pictures Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Ken Howard, Jake La Botz
Untraceable Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Joseph Michael Cross, Mary Beth Hurt
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1 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Walt Disney Pictures Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus
Over Her Dead Body New Line Cinema/Gold Circle Films Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Jason Biggs
Strange Wilderness Paramount Pictures / Level 1 Entertainment / Happy Madison Productions Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick
The Eye Lions Gate Entertainment/Paramount Vantage Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija
8 Fool's Gold Warner Bros. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland, Tiffany Grant, Ray Winstone, Kevin Hart, Ewen Bremner, Brian Hooks, David Roberts, Alexis Dziena, Rohan Nichol, Adam LeFevre
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Universal Studios/Spyglass Entertainment Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones
14 Definitely, Maybe Universal Studios/Working Title Films Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
Jumper 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, Jesse James, Tom Hulce, Kristen Stewart, Teddy Dunn, AnnaSophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Barbara Garrick, Shawn Roberts, Meredith Henderson, Nathalie Cox, Tony Nappo, Clark Beasley Jr.
Step Up 2 The Streets Touchstone Pictures/Summit Entertainment Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Channing Tatum, Cassie
The Spiderwick Chronicles Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn
22 Be Kind Rewind New Line Cinema/Partizan Films Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Chandler Parker, Quinton Aaron, Gio Perez, Marcus Carl Franklin, Irv Gooch, Blake Hightower, Amir Ali Said, Karolina Wydra, Marc Alan Austen, Kid Creole, Jon Glaser, P. J. Byrne, Marceline Hugot, John Tormey, Matt Walsh, Paul Dinello, Sigourney Weaver
Charlie Bartlett Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Robert Downey, Jr., Hope Davis, Anton Yelchin, Kat Dennings
U2 3D National Geographic Entertainment/3ality Digital Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.
Vantage Point Columbia Pictures/Original Film Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Zoe Saldana
Witless Protection Lions Gate Entertainment/Parallel Entertainment Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Miličević, Peter Stormare, Eric Roberts, Jenny McCarthy, Yaphet Kotto
29 Penelope Summit Entertainment/Stone Village Pictures/Type A Films Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant
Semi-Pro New Line Cinema Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André 3000, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, David Koechner, Andrew Daly
The Other Boleyn Girl Columbia Pictures/Focus Features Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas
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7 10,000 BC Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures/Centropolis Entertainment Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis
College Road Trip Walt Disney Pictures Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song, Donny Osmond
The Bank Job Lions Gate Entertainment/Mosaic Media Group/Relativity Media/Omnilab Media Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows
14 Horton Hears a Who! 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studios Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Isla Fisher, Will Arnett, Dan Fogler, Jaime Pressly
Doomsday Rogue Pictures/Intrepid Pictures/Crystal Sky Pictures Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Neil Marshall
Never Back Down Summit Entertainment/Mandalay Independent Productions Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters
21 Drillbit Taylor Paramount Pictures Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman, Alex Frost, Josh Peck
Meet the Browns Lions Gate Entertainment/Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Sofía Vergara, David Mann, Tamela Mann
Shutter 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, John Hensley
28 21 Columbia Pictures Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo
Run Fatboy Run Picturehouse/Material Entertainment Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Dylan Moran, Hank Azaria
Stop-Loss Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Superhero Movie Dimension Films Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, Christopher McDonald

April–June[edit]

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4 Leatherheads Universal Studios George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Price, Stephen Root
Nim's Island 20th Century Fox/Walden Media Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
The Ruins DreamWorks/Spyglass Entertainment/Red Hour Films Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson
11 Never Forever Arts Alliance America Vera Farmiga, Jung-woo Ha
Prom Night Screen Gems/Original Film/Newmarket Films Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Johnathon Schaech, Idris Elba, Jessalyn Gilsig, Linden Ashby, Jessica Stroup
Smart People Miramax Films/Groundswell Entertainment Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page
Street Kings Fox Searchlight/Regency Enterprises Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Naomie Harris, The Game
The Visitor Overture Films/Groundswell Entertainment/Participant Productions Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
18 88 Minutes Tristar Pictures/Millennium Films/Emmett/Furla Films/Equity Pictures Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Benjamin McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Rocky Mountain Pictures Ben Stein
The Forbidden Kingdom Lions Gate Entertainment/The Weinstein Company/Casey Silver Productions/Relativity Media Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Liu Yi Fei, Li Bingbing
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Universal Studios Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Liz Cackowski, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd
25 Baby Mama Universal Studios/Relativity Media Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor Will Forte
Deception 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay New Line Cinema/Mandate Pictures Kal Penn, John Cho, Rob Corddry, Paula Garcés, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms
Son of Rambow Paramount Vantage Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Eric Sykes
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2 Iron Man Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau
Made of Honor Columbia Pictures/Original Film Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Sydney Pollack, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Carlson
Redbelt Sony Classics Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna
9 Speed Racer Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures/Silver Pictures Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox
What Happens in Vegas 20th Century Fox/Regency Enterprises Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Miller, Rob Corddry, Zach Galifianakis
The Fall Roadside Attractions/Googly Films Lee Pace, Justine Waddell
16 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media Andrew Adamson (d)Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Tilda Swinton, Eddie Izzard, David Walliams
22 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
30 Sex and the City New Line Cinema/HBO Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone
The Strangers Rogue Pictures/Intrepid Pictures Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward
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6 Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Animation Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, David Cross, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Columbia Pictures/Happy Madison Productions Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson
13 The Happening 20th Century Fox/UTV Motion Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel
The Incredible Hulk Universal Pictures/Marvel Studios Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
20 Get Smart Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Ken Davitian, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, David Koechner, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Bill Murray, James Caan, Dalip Singh
The Love Guru Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley, John Oliver, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Picturehouse/HBO Films Abigail Breslin, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Glenne Headly, Wallace Shawn, Max Thieriot, Willow Smith
27 WALL-E Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, MacInTalk
Wanted Universal Studios/Spyglass Entertainment Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Marc Warren, Chris Pratt

July–September[edit]

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2 Hancock Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
11 Garden Party Roadside Attractions Willa Holland, Vinessa Shaw
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Studios Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Gross, Anna Walton, John Hurt
Journey to the Center of the Earth New Line Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Meet Dave 20th Century Fox Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Banks
The Stone Angel Vivendi Entertainment Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Page, Cole Hauser, Christine Horne, Kevin Zegers, Dylan Baker
18 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts, Cillian Murphy
Mamma Mia! Universal Studios Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
Space Chimps 20th Century Fox Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Omid Abtahi, Patrick Breen, Jane Lynch, Kath Soucie, Carlos Alazraqui, Zack Shada
23 Boy A The Weinstein Company Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie Lyons
25 Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw
Step Brothers Columbia Pictures Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 20th Century Fox David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Mitch Pileggi, Xzibit, Billy Connolly, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley
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1 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Universal Studios Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Isabella Leong, Russell Wong
Swing Vote Touchstone Pictures Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, George Lopez, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane
6 Pineapple Express Columbia Pictures Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny R. McBride, Gary Cole, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, Ed Begley, Jr., James Remar
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Jesse Williams, Kyle Schmid, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rachel Nichols
8 Beer For My Horses Roadside Attractions Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent, Tom Skerritt, Claire Forlani, Barry Corbin, Greg Serano, Willie Nelson, Gina Gershon
What We Do Is Secret Peace Arch Entertainment Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ray Park
13 Tropic Thunder DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey, Jr., Steve Coogan, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel
15 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley, Jr., Buzz Aldrin
Mirrors 20th Century Fox Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Warner Bros. Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Ian Abercrombie, Nika Futterman, Matthew Wood, Kevin Michael Richardson
Vicky Cristina Barcelona The Weinstein Company Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn
20 The Rocker 20th Century Fox Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Will Arnett, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch
22 Death Race Universal Studios Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Vargas, Frederick Koehler, Robin Shou
The House Bunny Columbia Pictures Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Colin Hanks, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, Beverly D'Angelo, Kiely Williams, Hugh Hefner
The Longshots Dimension Films Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Matt Craven
Hamlet 2 Focus Features Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Melonie Diaz
27 Traitor Overture Films Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough
29 Babylon A.D. 20th Century Fox Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling
College Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Ryan Pinkston, Kevin Covais, Nick Zano
Disaster Movie Lions Gate Entertainment Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker, Crista Flanagan
Goal! 2: Living the Dream Walt Disney Pictures Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Leonor Varela
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5 Bangkok Dangerous Lions Gate Entertainment Nicolas Cage, Chakrit Yamnam, Charlie Yeung
12 Burn After Reading Focus Features George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt
The Family That Preys Lions Gate Entertainment Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, KaDee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Robin Givens, Kathy Bates
Proud American Slowhand Cinema Jonathan Banks, Dennis Haskins, Ken Howard, Marc McClure, Kimberlin Brown
Righteous Kill Overture Films Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo
Towelhead Warner Independent Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil, Lynn Collins
The Women Picturehouse Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler
13 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers Shochiku Hiroshi Nagano, Susumu Kurobe, Kohji Moritsugu, Jiro Dan, Keiji Takamine, Takeshi Tsuruno
19 Appaloosa New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen
The Duchess Paramount Vantage Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Ghost Town DreamWorks Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig, Alan Ruck
Igor MGM/Weinstein Co. John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Dana Snyder, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Christian Slater
Lakeview Terrace Screen Gems Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez
My Best Friend's Girl Lions Gate Entertainment Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan, Alec Baldwin, Diora Baird
26 Eagle Eye DreamWorks Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton
Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn Films Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan, Jason McLeod, Alex Kendrick
Forever Strong Crane Movie Company Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Sean Astin, Neal McDonough
Miracle at St. Anna Touchstone Pictures Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo
Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman

October–December[edit]

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3 An American Carol Vivendi Entertainment Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Jillian Murray
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Walt Disney Pictures Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, Andy García, Plácido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin
Blindness Miramax Films Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yūsuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Danny Glover
Flash of Genius Universal Studios Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney, Lauren Graham
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron
Religulous Lions Gate Entertainment Bill Maher
8 RocknRolla Warner Bros. Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson, Ludacris
10 Body of Lies Warner Bros. Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe
City of Ember 20th Century Fox Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Martin Landau
The Express Universal Studios Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Charles S. Dutton
Quarantine Paramount Pictures / Screen Gems Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech
17 Max Payne 20th Century Fox Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Kate Burton, Donal Logue, Nelly Furtado, Amaury Nolasco, Chris O'Donnell,
The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Hilarie Burton
Sex Drive Summit Entertainment Josh Zuckerman, James Marsden, Seth Green, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
W. Lions Gate Entertainment Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Rob Corddry, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Ioan Gruffudd, Scott Glenn
24 Changeling Universal Studios Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Geoff Pierson, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Walt Disney Pictures Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh, Alyson Reed
Passengers Metropolitan Films (France) Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Andre Braugher, Clea DuVall, Chelah Horsdal, David Morse, Dianne Wiest, William B. Davis, Ryan Robbins, Don Thompson, Stacy Grant
Pride and Glory New Line Cinema Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich
Saw V Lions Gate Entertainment Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Julie Benz, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell
31 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing Chace Crawford, Haley Bennett, AnnaLynne McCord, Shannon Marie Woodward
Zack and Miri Make a Porno The Weinstein Company Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Brandon Routh
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7 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax Films Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, will.i.am
Role Models Universal Studios Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch
Soul Men Dimension Films Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes, Sharon Leal, Jennifer Coolidge, Isaac Hayes
12 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight Pictures / Warner Bros. Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor
14 Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
21 Bolt Walt Disney Pictures John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, Nick Swardson, Diedrich Bader, Chloë Grace Moretz, Greg Germann, James Lipton, Randy Savage, Kari Wahlgren
Twilight Paramount Pictures / Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene
26 Australia 20th Century Fox Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown
Four Christmases New Line Cinema Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw
Transporter 3 Lions Gate Entertainment Jason Statham, François Berléand, Robert Knepper
Milk Universal Studios Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Joseph Cross, Alison Pill, Diego Luna, Victor Garber
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5 Cadillac Records TriStar Pictures Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker
Frost/Nixon Universal Studios Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Toby Jones, Rebecca Hall, Patty McCormack, Andy Milder
Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson, Tracey Walter
Punisher: War Zone Lions Gate Entertainment Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison
10 The Reader Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Alexandra Maria Lara, Lena Olin
12 Che IFC Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond, Lou Diamond Phillips, Demián Bichir
The Day the Earth Stood Still 20th Century Fox Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler
Delgo Freestyle Releasing Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Chris Kattan, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Louis Gossett, Jr., Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds
Doubt Miramax Films Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Gran Torino Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Anhey Her
Nothing Like the Holidays Overture Films John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Freddy Rodriguez, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Luis Guzmán
Adulthood Lionsgate Noel Clarke, Ben Drew, Danny Dyer
17 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight Pictures Mickey Rourke, Ernest Miller, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Todd Barry
19 Seven Pounds Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
The Tale of Despereaux Universal Studios Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman, William H. Macy, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Ciarán Hinds, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Shaughnessy, Sigourney Weaver
Yes Man Warner Bros. Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terence Stamp, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, Danny Masterson
25 Bedtime Stories Walt Disney Pictures Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Teresa Palmer, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Aisha Tyler, Jonathan Pryce
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jared Harris, Phyllis Somerville, Elias Koteas, Jason Flemyng, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Elle Fanning
Last Chance Harvey Overture Films Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Richard Schiff, Liane Balaban
Marley & Me 20th Century Fox Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Kathleen Turner
The Spirit Lions Gate Entertainment Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria
Valkyrie United Artists Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, David Schofield, Terence Stamp, Carice van Houten
26 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Richard Easton, Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders
31 Defiance Paramount Vantage Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George MacKay, Alexa Davalos, Mia Wasikowska, Tomas Arana

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Peter Caffrey 58 United Kingdom Actor I Went DownTaffin
2 Brice Mack 90 United States Background Artist FantasiaPeter Pan
2 George MacDonald Fraser 82 UK Screenwriter OctopussyThe Three MusketeersRed Sonja
4 Edward Richardson 63 USA Art Director ScarfaceAmerican GigoloToysCat People
10 Vampira 86 Russia Actress Plan 9 from Outer SpaceSex Kittens Go to College
15 Brad Renfro 25 USA Actor Ghost WorldThe ClientDeuces WildThe JacketApt PupilThe Cure
17 Allan Melvin 84 United States Actor
18 Lois Nettleton 80 United States Actress ButterflyMail Order Bride
19 Suzanne Pleshette 70 USA Actress The Birds40 Pounds of TroubleSpirited AwaySupport Your Local GunfighterBlackbeard's GhostThe Shaggy D.A.
20 Kevin Stoney 86 United Kingdom Actor Strongroom
22 Roberto Gari 88 United States Actor
22 Heath Ledger 28 Australia Actor The Dark KnightBrokeback Mountain10 Things I Hate About YouCasanovaThe PatriotA Knight's TaleThe Brothers GrimmThe Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusMonster's BallThe Four FeathersI'm Not ThereThe Order
25 Christopher Allport 60 USA Actor To Live and Die in L.A.The Lincoln ConspiracyInvaders from Mars
28 Mary Ruth Smith 57 United States ADR Supervisor BraveheartHeatThe Devil's AdvocateAladdinJerry MaguireGodzillaThe Hunt for Red OctoberThe InsiderTwinsWhat Dreams May ComeCool RunningsSpeed 2: Cruise ControlMystery MenRoboCop 2Urban LegendThe Thirteenth FloorOut of TimeMouseHuntDisney's The Kid
30 Ronnie Fox Rogers  ?? United Kingdom Camera Operator SupermanThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowAlfieLe MansThe City of the DeadThe Inn of the Sixth HappinessThe BrideH.M.S. DefiantTiger Bay
February 2 Barry Morse 89 Canada Actor I Really Hate My JobThe ChangelingAsylum
3 Charles Fawcett 92 UK Actor War and PeaceThe 300 Spartans
6 John Alvin 59 USA Poster Artist Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeStar Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediThe Lion KingScarfaceBlade RunnerJurassic ParkHarry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneRain ManThe Princess BrideE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialBatmanThe Godfather: Part IIIThe Nightmare Before ChristmasFerris Bueller's Day OffBatman ForeverScent of a WomanHookThe GooniesRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves
8 Eva Dahlbeck 87 Sweden Actress Secrets of WomenA Lesson in LoveSmiles of a Summer Night
8 Jane Lumb 65 United Kingdom Actress A Hard Day's NightCarry On CleoDr. Who and the Daleks
9 Robert DoQui 73 USA Actor RoboCopCoffyNashvilleCloak & Dagger
10 Roy Scheider 75 USA Actor JawsMarathon ManThe French ConnectionAll That JazzKluteThe RainmakerThe Punisher2010Naked Lunch
11 James Quinn 88 United Kingdom Producer, Administrator HerostratusOverlord
12 Vernon Chapman 84 Canada Actor Billy MadisonThe Arrow
13 Kon Ichikawa 92 Japan Director The Burmese HarpTokyo OlympiadThe Makioka Sisters
12 Oscar Brodney 100 USA Screenwriter HarveyThe Glenn Miller StoryThe Brass Bottle
12 David Groh 68 USA Actor The Return of SuperflyThe Stoned AgeA Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
13 Lionel Mark Smith 62 USA Actor MagnoliaSpartanThe Postman Always Rings TwiceHomicideGalaxina
14 Perry Lopez 76 USA Actor ChinatownKelly's HeroesMcLintock!
14 Billy Worth 30 London Stuntman, Actor Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
18 Alain Robbe-Grillet 85 France Screenwriter, Director Last Year at Marienbad
19 David Watkin 82 UK Cinematographer Out of AfricaChariots of FireMoonstruckHamletReturn to OzHelp!Jane Eyre
19 Mary Barclay 91 United Kingdom Actress A Touch of ClassRasputin, the Mad MonkThe Revolutionary
21 Ben Chapman 82 United States Actor Creature from the Black Lagoon
22 Dennis Letts 73 USA Actor Cast AwayA Perfect WorldInfamousWhere the Heart IsSecondhand LionsFire Down Below
27 Larry Pizer 82 USA Cinematographer Phantom of the ParadiseMannequin Two: On the Move
28 John Bliss 77 USA Actor Intolerable CrueltyArt School Confidential
29 Gayne Rescher 83 United States Cinematographer Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanThe Day AfterA Face in the Crowd
March 4 Leonard Rosenman 83 USA Composer Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeBarry LyndonBound for GloryRoboCop 2The Jazz SingerPork Chop Hill
6 Alex Sharp 86 United States Stuntman, Actor The GooniesPlanet of the ApesDirty HarrySpartacusBedazzledIn the Line of FireDiamonds Are ForeverBullittIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldBattle for the Planet of the ApesConquest of the Planet of the ApesThe RookieCatch-22What's Up, DocThe Great Race
6 Gustaw Holoubek 84 Poland Actor
8 Carol Barnes 63 United Kingdom Actress, Himself Shaun of the Dead
11 Dave Stevens 52 United States Illustrator, Producer The Rocketeer
12 Erwin Geschonneck 101 Germany Actor Jacob, the Liar
11 David Nettheim 83 Australia Actor Paws
16 Ivan Dixon 76 USA Actor A Patch of Blue
18 Anthony Minghella 54 UK Director, Screenwriter The English PatientCold MountainThe Talented Mr. RipleyThe ReaderBreaking and Entering
18 Philip Jones Griffiths 72 United Kingdom Special Stills Photographer The Deer Hunter
19 Arthur C. Clarke 90 Sri Lanka Writer, Actor 2001: A Space Odyssey2010
19 Paul Scofield 86 UK Actor A Man for All SeasonsHamletThe CrucibleQuiz ShowSerpico
24 Rafael Azcona 81 Spain Screenwriter Belle Époque
24 Richard Widmark 93 USA Actor Kiss of DeathNight and the CityPanic in the StreetsHow the West Was WonThe SwarmComaTo the Devil a DaughterNo way OutGarden of EvilThe CobwebRun for the SunRollercoaster
25 Tony Church 77 UK Actor TessKrull
25 Abby Mann 80 USA Screenwriter Judgment at Nuremberg
25 Art Aragon 80 USA Actor Fat CityTo Hell and BackThe Ladies ManDragnet
31 Jules Dassin 96 USA Director The Naked CityNever on SundayTopkapiThe Canterville Ghost
April 1 Floyd Simmons 84 United States Actor Written on the WindSouth PacificThe Deadly Mantis
3 Frosty Freeze 44 USA Singer, Actor Flashdance
5 Charlton Heston 84 USA Actor Ben-HurPlanet of the ApesTouch of EvilThe Ten CommandmentsEl CidThe Greatest Show on EarthSoylent GreenAirport 1975The Omega ManEarthquakeTrue LiesKhartoumHamletArmageddonAny Given SundayMidwayTwo-Minute WarningMajor DundeeWayne's World 2
5 Alex Grasshoff 79 USA Director Young Americans
6 Jack Roe 77 United States First Assistant Director Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryPolice Academy 3: Back in TrainingThe Bad News BearsSilver StreakFunny GirlThe Goodbye GirlPaint Your WagonNight MovesThe In-LawsKiss Me, StupidCalifornia SuiteStraight TimeThe Sunshine BoysFunny LadyThe Turning PointMax Dugan ReturnsMaking LoveCleopatra JonesBugMonte WalshThe Last Hard Men
8 Stanley Kamel 65 USA Actor DominoInland EmpireCorvette Summer
9 Lloyd Lamble 94 Australia Actor The Belles of St. Trinian's
11 Willoughby Goddard 81 UK Actor Young Sherlock HolmesJabberwockyA Canterbury Tale
14 Ollie Johnston 95 USA Animator Snow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Jungle BookMary PoppinsCinderellaAlice in WonderlandFantasiaBambiPinocchio
14 June Travis 93 USA Actress Ceiling Zero
15 Hazel Court 93 UK Actress The RavenOmen III: The Final ConflictThe Masque of the Red DeathThe Curse of FrankensteinThe Premature BurialDevil Girl from MarsThe Man Who Could Cheat Death
18 Joy Page 83 USA Actress CasablancaBullfighter and the Lady
20 Bebe Barron 82 USA Music Composer Forbidden Planet
23 Dave Atkins 67 United Kingdom Actor HellraiserPlunkett & MacleanePrick Up Your Ears
24 Tristram Cary 82 UK Composer The LadykillersQuatermass and the PitBlood from the Mummy's TombA Christmas Carol
29 Julie Ege 64 Norway Actress On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceUp Pompeii
29 Lewis Croft 88 United States Actor The Wizard of Oz
May 1 Bernard Archard 91 UK Actor The Day of the JackalKrullMacbeth
1 Terry Duggan 76 United Kingdom Actor, Wrangler 2001: A Space OdysseyBeautiful Thing
2 Beverlee McKinsey 72 USA Actress They Shoot Horses, Don't They?Bronco Billy
4 Fred Haines 72 USA Screenwriter, Director UlyssesSteppenwolf
7 Lydia Bruce 77 United States Actress
8 Chris Gampel 87 USA Actor Annie HallDeath Wish
12 Claudio Undari 73 Italy Actor Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso!Everything Happens to Me
12 Robert Russell 71 UK Actor BedazzledWitchfinder GeneralIvanhoeInspector ClouseauCarry On Loving
12 Burton Zucker 91 USA Actor GhostThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!My Best Friend's WeddingThe Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearNaked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
13 Jill Adams 77 UK Actress The Green ManPrivate's Progress
13 John Phillip Law 70 USA Actor BarbarellaDanger: DiabolikThe Red BaronThe Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
14 John Forbes-Robertson 80 UK Actor The Vampire LoversThe Vault of HorrorLifeforce
15 Alexander Courage 88 USA Composer, Orchestrator Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeStar TrekL.A. Confidential •'The MummyIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomHookMy Fair LadyThe HauntingGremlins 2: The New BatchStar Trek GenerationsSome Like It HotJurassic ParkThe Ghost and the DarknessLegendExecutive DecisionStar Trek V: The Final FrontierRudy
16 David Mitton 69 UK Writer, Producer, Director Thomas and FriendsTUGSThomas and the Magic Railroad
16 Sandy Howard 80 USA Director, Producer Howdy DoodyCaptain Kangaroo
18 Irma Córdoba 94 Argentina Actor Fuera de la leyAtorrante
18 Joseph Pevney 96 USA Actor Female on the BeachTammy and the BachelorMan of a Thousand Faces
19 Vijay Tendulkar 80 India Screenwriter NishantAakroshArdh Satya
22 Harry Lange 77 Germany Production designer Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi2001: A Space OdysseySuperman IIMonty Python's The Meaning of LifeThe Dark CrystalThe Great Muppet CaperHyper Sapien: People from Another StarMoonrakerThe Plot to Kill HitlerThe Empire Strikes BackZ.P.G.
24 Rob Knox 18 UK Actor Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
24 Dick Martin 86 USA Actor, Comedian BartlebyAir Bud: Golden ReceiverCarbon CopyThe Glass Bottom Boat
26 Sydney Pollack 73 USA Actor, Director, Producer Out of AfricaThey Shoot Horses, Don't They?TootsieBreaking and EnteringSliding DoorsThe FirmHavanaThree Days of the CondorThe Way We WereEyes Wide Shut
28 Earle Hagen 88 USA Composer, Orchestrator Call Me MadamGentlemen Prefer Blondes
29 Harvey Korman 81 USA Actor Dracula: Dead and Loving ItThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainThe Flintstones in Viva Rock VegasBlazing Saddles • 'Jingle All the WayHerbie Goes BananasHistory of the World, Part IHigh AnxietyCurse of the Pink PantherGypsyThe FlintstonesMunchies
June 1 Ted Manson 81 USA Actor Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonFried Green TomatoesRunaway JuryGordyElizabethtown
2 Mel Ferrer 90 USA Actor, Director, Producer ScaramoucheLiliThe Sun Also RisesA Time for LovingWait Until DarkLili Marleen
2 Bo Diddley 79 United States Actor, Soundtrack Trading PlacesBlues Brothers 2000Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
5 Bruce Purchase 69 UK Actor Macbeth
6 Bobby Anderson 75 USA Actor It's a Wonderful Life
10 Derek Murcott 83 USA Actor The Kentucky Fried Movie
11 Jean Desailly 87 France Actor La Peau DouceLe Professionnel
13 Tim Russert 58 USA Journalist
15 Stan Winston 62 USA Director, Makeup Artist Terminator 2: Judgment DayJurassic ParkAliensPredatorIron ManAvatarShutter IslandEnd of DaysBatman ReturnsIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullG.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraPumpkinheadEdward ScissorhandsFriday the 13th Part IIIThe Wiz
17 Henry Beckman 86 Spain Actor Breakfast at Tiffany'sMarnieThe Wrong ManThe BroodSilver Streak
17 Cyd Charisse 86 USA Actress, Dancer The Band WagonSomething's Got to GiveSingin' in the RainBrigadoonSilk Stockings
18 Jean Delannoy 100 France Director La symphonie pastoraleLes amitiés particulières
19 Michael Rougas 77 USA Actor ScarfaceStar Trek: The Motion PictureA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsAirportIce Station ZebraThe Great SantiniI Was a Teenage Werewolf
21 Kermit Love 91 USA Puppeteer, Costume Designer The Muppet Movie
22 George Carlin 71 USA Actor, Comedian Outrageous FortuneBill & Ted's Excellent AdventureThomas and FriendsJay and Silent Bob Strike BackScary Movie 3Tarzan IICarsHappily N'Ever After
22 Dody Goodman 93 USA Actress GreasePrivate ResortSplashThe Chipmunk AdventureCool as Ice
23 John Furlong 75 USA Actor Blazing SaddlesAll the President's MenWyatt EarpThe Gumball Rally
24 William Vince 45 Canada Producer The 4th FloorCapotePush
29 Don S. Davis 67 USA Actor The 6th DayCon AirA League of Their OwnHookLook Who's Talking
July ?? Christopher Lancaster 77 United Kingdom Dubbing Editor The OmenDiamonds Are ForeverLive and Let DieThe Man with the Golden GunWaterlooCarry On CleoReach for the SkyCarry On Spying
2 Elizabeth Spriggs 78 UK Actress Sense and SensibilityHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
4 Evelyn Keyes 91 USA Actress Gone with the WindHere Comes Mr. JordanThe Jolson StoryThe Seven Year Itch
6 Nonna Mordyukova 82 Russia Actress CommissarThe Diamond Arm
7 Bruce Conner 74 USA Director A MovieMarilyn Times FiveCrossroads
9 Charles H. Joffe 78 USA Producer Annie HallManhattanHannah and Her Sisters
11 Breno Mello 76 Brazil Actor Black Orpheus
14 Hugh Lloyd 85 UK Actor Quadrophenia
17 Paul Sorensen 82 USA Actor Star Trek III: The Search for SpockSmokey and the BanditWestworldHang 'Em HighSupport Your Local Sheriff!Escape to Witch MountainMadiganA Guide for the Married Man
22 Estelle Getty 84 USA Actress Stuart LittleStop! Or My Mom Will ShootMannequin
22 Patrick Connor 81 UK Actor BrazilLifeforceEye of the NeedleRagtimeI Was Monty's DoubleSlade In Flame
25 Randy Pausch 47 USA Author, Professor, Actor Star Trek
25 Mikhail Pugovkin 85 Russia Actor Operation Y and Other Shurik's AdventuresThe Twelve ChairsIvan Vasilievich: Back to the Future
27 Youssef Chahine 82 Egypt Director Sira` Fi al-WadiLe Chaos
27 Marisa Merlini 84 Italy Actress Pane, Amore e FantasiaThe Traffic Policeman
29 Luther Davis 91 USA Screenwriter Kiss Them for MeLady in a CageAcross 110th Street
August 1 Gertan Klauber 76 Actor Carry On SpyingCarry On CleoCarry On DoctorCarry On AbroadScream and Scream AgainThe Deadly AffairCarry On HenryOctopussyThe Living DaylightsTop Secret!Bad TimingBackbeat
7 Bernie Brillstein 77 USA Producer The Blues BrothersGhostbustersThe Cable GuyHappy Gilmore
9 Bernie Mac 50 USA Actor Ocean's ElevenTransformersBad SantaMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaMr. 3000FridaySoul MenOld Dogs
10 Isaac Hayes 65 USA Actor, Singer
and Songwriter
Dr. Dolittle 2ShaftSouth Park: Bigger, Longer, and UncutRobin Hood: Men in TightsEscape from New York
11 George Furth 75 USA Actor Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidBlazing SaddlesBulworthThe Cannonball Run
11 Terence Rigby 71 UK Actor Get CarterTomorrow Never DiesElizabethMona Lisa SmileWatership Down
14 Priscilla Allen 70 USA Actress Total Recall
15 Molly McClure 89 United States Actress Mrs. DoubtfireCity SlickersCity Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's GoldThe Patriot
21 Fred Crane 90 USA Actor Gone with the Wind
24 Peter Sutton  ??  ?? Sound Mixer Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackLabyrinthIn the Name of the FatherLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Dark CrystalThe WitchesThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainThe Return of the Pink PantherThe Great Muppet CaperThe Twelve ChairsLet It BeThe Magic ChristianAn Awfully Big AdventureAgnes BrowneShaft in AfricaA Touch of ClassThe Last Remake of Beau GesteWhere Angels Fear to TreadThe Thirty Nine StepsA Handful of Dust
25 Marpessa Dawn 74 USA Actor Black OrpheusLe Bal du Comte d'OrgelSweet Movie
31 Ken Campbell 66 United Kingdom Actor, Writer, Director A Fish Called WandaCreep
31 Jerry Reed 71 USA Actor, Singer
and Songwriter
Smokey and the BanditThe WaterboyGator
September 1 Don LaFontaine 68 USA Voice actor Prolific and iconic voice-over actor featured in over 5,000 movie trailers
1 Michael Pate 88 Australia Actor, Director Thunder on the HillThe Court JesterTim
2 Bill Meléndez 91 Mexico Animator, Director BambiFantasiaA Boy Named Charlie Brown
6 Anita Page 98 USA Actress Our Dancing DaughtersThe Broadway MelodySkyscraper Souls
8 Celia Gregory 58 United Kingdom Actress The Baby of MâconAgatha
17 Humberto Solás 67 Cuba Director Lucía
18 James Gavin 88 United States Actor Coogan's BluffThe GazeboThe Werewolf
19 Jun Ichikawa 59 Japan Director Tony Takitani
19 David Jones 74 UK Director Betrayal84 Charing Cross RoadJacknife
20 William Fox 97 United Kingdom Actor Omen III: The Final ConflictThe Lavender Hill Mob
26 Paul Newman 83 USA Actor, Director Cat on a Hot Tin RoofSomebody Up There Likes MeThe HustlerHudSweet Bird of YouthCool Hand LukeButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe StingThe Color of MoneyThe VerdictCarsThe Towering InfernoSlap ShotTwilightThe OutrageRoad to Perdition
26 Margot Thomas 89 UK Actress Bullseye!
27 Mahendra Kapoor 74 India Playback Artist UpkarHamraazGumnaam
29 Louis Guss 90 USA Actor The GodfatherHighlanderMoonstruckFind Me GuiltyThe YardsNew York, New YorkGirlfight
October 5 Kim Chan 90 United States Actor, Producer The Fifth ElementThe Devil's AdvocateLethal Weapon 416 BlocksShanghai Knights
5 Ken Ogata 71 Japan Actor The Pillow BookMishima: A Life in Four ChaptersThe Ballad of Narayama
7 Peter Copley 93 UK Actor The Sword and the RoseThe Elusive PimpernelShout at the DevilKingdom of HeavenEmpire of the SunOliver TwistHelp!Terry Pratchett's The Colour of MagicQuatermass and the PitVictimFrankenstein Must Be DestroyedThe Shoes of the Fisherman
8 Bob Friend 70 United Kingdom Actor Mission ImpossibleQuicksandOthello
11 Neal Hefti 85 USA Composer Batman
11 Mark Shivas 70 UK Producer The WitchesJudePriestA Man of No ImportanceRegenerationHideous Kinky
13 Guillaume Depardieu 37 France Actor Tous les matins du mondePola XDe la guerre
15 Edie Adams 81 USA Actress The ApartmentIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldUp in Smoke
15 Nathan Davis 91 USA Actor ThiefRisky BusinessCode of SilenceTough GuysFlowers in the AtticChain ReactionHoles
15 Mona Bruce 83 United Kingdom Actress, Writer To Sir, with Love
15 Vicki Graef 57 Canada Costume Designer, Costume Execution 16 BlocksAssault on Precinct 13Half BakedWar, Inc.Three to TangoWelcome to MooseportBooty CallThe Godfather: Part IIIEvil Dead IIDick Tracy
18 Xie Jin 84 China Director Woman Basketball Player No. 5Legend of Tianyun MountainThe Opium War
18 Peter Gordeno 69 United Kingdom Actor, Choreographer Carry On Columbus
19 Rudy Ray Moore 81 USA Actor DolemiteThe Human Tornado
20 John Ringham 80 UK Actor V for Vendetta
22 John Axon 48 UK Actor
24 Milton Katselas 75 United States Director Butterflies Are Free
26 Delmar Watson 82 USA Actor Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
27 Roy Stewart 83 UK Actor Carry On Up the JungleTwins of EvilLive and Let DieArabian Adventure
31 John Daly 71 UK Producer The TerminatorPlatoonThe Falcon and the SnowmanThe Last EmperorHoosiers
31 Jonathan Bates 68 United Kingdom Supervising Sound Editor GandhiA Fish Called WandaWhere Eagles DareChaplinFlash GordonMurder on the Orient ExpressKelly's HeroesLes MisérablesThe Man Without a FaceShadowlandsThe Eagle Has LandedMona LisaCry FreedomNicholas Nickleby
November ?? Stephen Dalby 97 United Kingdom Sound Re-Recording RepulsionA Hard Day's NightKind Hearts and CoronetsThe LadykillersAlfieThe Lavender Hill MobCul-de-sac
5 Michael Crichton 66 USA Writer, Producer, Director Jurassic ParkCongoTwisterThe Andromeda StrainThe First Great Train RobberyWestworld
5 Michael Higgins 88 United States Actor Death Becomes HerThe Conversation
14 Peter Lazer 62 United States Actor HombrePinocchio in Outer Space
16 Reg Varney 92 UK Actor The Great St Trinian's Train RobberyThe PlankOn the Buses
17 Ennio de Concini 84 Italy Screenwriter War and PeaceBlack SundayDivorce, Italian Style
19 John Michael Hayes 89 USA Screenwriter Rear WindowTo Catch a ThiefPeyton Place
26 De'Angelo Wilson 29 USA Actor 8 MileAntwone Fisher
28 John Hewitt 57 United Kingdom Actor The BoxerFour Days in JulyH3
December 1 Paul Benedict 70 USA Actor This Is Spinal TapWaiting for GuffmanThe Goodbye GirlThe Addams FamilyCocktailCold TurkeyUp the Sandbox
1 James Bree 85 UK Actor On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2 George Pelling 94 United States Actor Mary PoppinsOne Hundred and One DalmatiansMy Fair LadyWitness for the Prosecution20 Million Miles to EarthKing RatMidnight LaceThe Lost WorldLes GirlsThe Notorious Landlady
5 Nina Foch 84 USA Actress An American in ParisScaramoucheExecutive Suite
8 Robert Prosky 77 USA Actor Outrageous FortuneDead Man WalkingChristineRudyBroadcast News
8 Bob Spiers 63 United Kingdom Director, Producer Spice WorldThat Darn Cat
11 Maddie Blaustein 48 USA Actress Pokemon: The First MovieYu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of LightJungle Emperor Leo
11 Reid Cruickshanks 85 United States Actor Ed Wood48 Hrs.FletchHigh Plains DrifterRunaway TrainAny Which Way You CanBlue ThunderNight ShiftCobb
12 Van Johnson 92 USA Actor, Dancer A Guy Named JoeThirty Seconds Over TokyoIn the Good Old SummertimePlymouth AdventureBrigadoon
15 Hank Stohl 81 USA Actor Capricorn OneDiaboliqueFunny LadyThe Park Is Mine
16 Sam Bottoms 53 United States Actor, Producer, Soundtrack Apocalypse NowSeabiscuitThe Outlaw Josey WalesThe Last Picture ShowShopgirl
16 Richard Coleman 78 France Actor Ben-HurThe Dam Busters10 Rillington PlaceWho Dares Wins
18 John Costelloe 47 United States Actor Die Hard 2DoubtBlack RainManhattan Murder MysteryKazaamCelebrityKiss of Death
18 Majel Barrett-Roddenberry 76 USA Actress MommyStar TrekThe Black Orchid
18 Jack Douglas 81 UK Actor Carry On AbroadCarry On ColumbusCarry On MatronCarry On Behind
20 Robert Mulligan 83 USA Director Fear Strikes OutTo Kill a MockingbirdSummer of '42
24 Harold Pinter 78 UK Writer, Actor, Director SleuthThe French Lieutenant's WomanThe Last TycoonThe Handmaid's TaleThe ServantThe Go-Between
25 Eartha Kitt 81 USA Actress, Singer The Emperor's New GrooveHolesThe Pink Chiquitas.
27 Patricia Kneale 83 United Kingdom Actress
30 Bernie Hamilton 80 USA Actor The SwimmerCarmen JonesThe Young OneUnderworld U.S.A.Scream Blacula ScreamThe Devil at 4 O'ClockUp Periscope
31 Donald E. Westlake 75 Mexico Writer, Actor Payback
31 Brad Sullivan 77 USA Actor The UntouchablesThe StingThe AbyssSister Act 2: Back in the HabitSlap ShotCanadian BaconFunny FarmThe Prince of TidesThe Dream TeamTin Men

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References[edit]

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