1983 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1983 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

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

The top ten 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

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

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

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

Golden Globe Awards:

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

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

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

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

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

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

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

Notable films released in 1983[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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1983 Wide-release movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 8 Gale Page 69 USA Actress
19 Robert Carson 73 USA Writer
24 George Cukor 83 USA Director
27 Louis de Funès 68 France Actor, Writer, Director La Grande Vadrouille
28 Billy Fury 42 UK Singer, Actor
February 25 Tennessee Williams 71 USA Writer
March 7 Robert Bray 65 USA Actor
9 Faye Emerson 65 USA Actress
14 Maurice Ronet 55 France Actor, Director, Writer
16 Arthur Godfrey 79 USA Actor
27 James Hayter 75 Spain Actor
April 4 Gloria Swanson 84 USA Actress, Producer
4 Buster Crabbe 75 USA Actor, Stuntman
11 Dolores del Río 77 Mexico Actress
21 Walter Slezak 80 Austria Actor
May 5 John Williams 80 UK Actor
8 Fay Spain 50 USA Actress
June 12 Norma Shearer 80 USA Actress
July 5 Harry James 67 USA Musician, Actor
15 Eddie Foy, Jr. 78 USA Actor
29 Raymond Massey 86 USA Actor
29 David Niven 73 Switzerland Actor, Producer
29 Luis Buñuel 83 Spain-Mexico Writer, Director, Actor
August 1 Peter Arne 64 UK Actor
3 Carolyn Jones 53 USA Actress
5 Judy Canova 69 USA Actress
29 Simon Oakland 68 USA Actor
October 8 Joan Hackett 49 USA Actress
10 Ralph Richardson 80 UK Actor, Director
14 Paul Fix 82 USA Actor
15 Pat O'Brien 83 USA Actor
November 2 Michael Spice 52 UK Actor A Countess from Hong Kong
15 John Le Mesurier 71 UK Actor, Soundtrack
28 Johnnie Davis 73 USA Actor, Soundtrack
28 Christopher George 52 USA Actor
December 2 Fifi D'Orsay 79 USA Actress, Soundtrack
4 Maurice Browning 64 UK Actor The Assassination Bureau
5 Robert Aldrich 65 USA Director
8 Slim Pickens 64 USA Actor
22 Charles Lloyd-Pack 81 UK Actor
28 William Demarest 91 USA Actor
29 Janet Webb 52 UK Actress

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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