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The year 1996 involved many significant films. The major releases this year included Scream, Independence Day, Fargo, Trainspotting, The Rock, The English Patient, Twister, Mars Attacks!, Jerry Maguire and a version of Evita starring Madonna.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top ten films released in 1996 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1996[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891
2. Twister Warner Bros. / Universal Pictures $494,471,524
3. Mission: Impossible Paramount Pictures $457,696,359
4. The Rock Hollywood Pictures $335,062,621
5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Pictures $325,338,851
6. 101 Dalmatians Walt Disney Pictures $320,689,294
7. Ransom Touchstone Pictures / Imagine Entertainment $309,492,681
8. The Nutty Professor Universal Pictures $273,961,019
9. Jerry Maguire TriStar Pictures $273,552,592
10. Eraser Warner Bros. $242,295,562

Events[edit]

  • 20 September - 75-year-old English actor Sir Dirk Bogarde suffers a severe stroke. He continued to need a wheelchair until his death in 1999.

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 54th Golden Globe Awards
January 19, 1997
2nd Critics' Choice Awards
January 20, 1997
3rd Screen Actors Guild Awards
February 27, 1997
69th Academy Awards
March 24, 1997
50th BAFTA Awards
April 29, 1997
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The English Patient Evita Fargo The Birdcage (cast) The English Patient The English Patient
Best Director Miloš Forman
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Anthony Minghella
The English Patient
Anthony Minghella
The English Patient
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Fargo
Best Actor Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Tom Cruise
Jerry Maguire
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Geoffrey Rush
Shine
Best Actress Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Madonna
Evita
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Frances McDormand
Fargo
Brenda Blethyn
Secrets & Lies
Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton
Primal Fear
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Jerry Maguire
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Jerry Maguire
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Jerry Maguire
Paul Scofield
The Crucible
Best Supporting Actress Lauren Bacall
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Joan Allen
The Crucible
Lauren Bacall
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Juliette Binoche
The English Patient
Juliette Binoche
The English Patient
Best Screenplay, Adapted The People vs. Larry Flynt
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
The English Patient
Anthony Minghella
Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton
The English Patient
Anthony Minghella
Best Screenplay, Original Fargo
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Secrets & Lies
Mike Leigh
Best Foreign Language Film Kolya Ridicule Kolya Ridicule

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Secrets & Lies, directed by Mike Leigh, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Michael Collins, directed by Neil Jordan, U.K. / Ireland / U.S.A.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee, United States

1996 Wide-released movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

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12 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Miramax Films Paris Barclay (director); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Phil Beauman (screenplay); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, Lahmard Tate, Helen Martin, Chris Spencer, Suli McCullough, Tracey Cherelle Jones Comedy Live Action
Eye for an Eye Paramount Pictures John Schlesinger (director); Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa (screenplay); Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo, Joe Mantegna Crime, Thriller Live Action
Dunston Checks In 20th Century Fox Ken Kwapis (director); John Hopkins, Bruce Graham (screenplay); Jason Alexander, Eric Lloyd, Faye Dunaway, Rupert Everett, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, Graham Sack Comedy Live Action
Bio-Dome Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jason Bloom (director); Adam Leff, Mitchell Peck, Jason Blumenthal (screenplay); Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton, Joey Adams, Rose McGowan, Kylie Minogue Comedy Live Action
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace New Line Cinema Farhad Mann (director/screenplay); Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer Sci-Fi Live Action
19 From Dusk Till Dawn Dimension Films Robert Rodriguez (director); Quentin Tarantino (screenplay); George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis Crime, Horror Live Action
26 Bed of Roses New Line Cinema Michael Goldenberg (director/screenplay); Mary Stuart Masterson, Christian Slater Romance Live Action
Big Bully Warner Bros. Steve Miner (director); Mark Steven Johnson (screenplay); Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Carol Kane Comedy, Drama Live Action
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2 Black Sheep Paramount Pictures Penelope Spheeris (director); Fred Wolf (screenplay); Chris Farley, David Spade, Gary Busey, Tim Matheson Comedy Live Action
The Juror Columbia Pictures Brian Gibson (director); Irwin Winkler (screenplay); Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin Romance, Thriller Live Action
White Squall Hollywood Pictures Ridley Scott (director); Todd Robinson (screenplay); Jeff Bridges, John Savage, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Wolf, Balthazar Getty, Jeremy Sisto, Jason Marsden, Eric Michael Cole Drama Live Action
9 Broken Arrow 20th Century Fox John Woo (director); Graham Yost (screenplay); John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo Action Live Action
Beautiful Girls Miramax Films Ted Demme (director); Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie O'Donnell, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, Uma Thurman Drama Live Action
16 City Hall Columbia Pictures Harold Becker (director); Kenneth Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman (screenplay); Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer, Martin Landau Thriller Live Action
Happy Gilmore Universal Studios Dennis Dugan (director); Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Carl Weathers, Frances Bay Comedy, Sports Live Action
Mr. Wrong Touchstone Pictures Nick Castle (director); Chris Matheson, Kerry Ehrin, Craig Munson (screenplay); Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Joan Plowright Romance, Comedy Live Action
Muppet Treasure Island Walt Disney Pictures, Jim Henson Productions Brian Henson (director); Jerry Juhl, James V. Hart, Kirk R. Thatcher (screenplay); Tim Curry, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz Comedy, Adventure, Musical Live Action
23 Mary Reilly TriStar Pictures Stephen Frears (director); Christopher Hampton (screenplay); Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close Horror Live Action
Before and After Hollywood Pictures Barbet Schroeder (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon, Alfred Molina Drama Live Action
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1 Down Periscope 20th Century Fox David S. Ward (director); Hugh Wilson, Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald (screenplay); Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern, William H. Macy, Rip Torn Comedy Live Action
Up Close & Personal Touchstone Pictures Jon Avnet (director); Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna (screenplay); Romance, Drama Live Action
8 The Birdcage United Artists Mike Nichols (director); Elaine May (screenplay); Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest Comedy Live Action
Fargo Gramercy Pictures The Coen Brothers (director/screenplay); Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare Crime Live Action
15 Ed Universal Studios Bill Couturié (director); David M. Evans (screenplay); Matt LeBlanc, Jack Warden, James Caviezel, Jayne Brook Sports, Comedy Live Action
Executive Decision Warner Bros. Stuart Baird (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo Action Live Action
Two Much Touchstone Pictures Fernando Trueba (director/screenplay); David Trueba (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Danny Aiello, Joan Cusack, Eli Wallach Romance, Comedy Live Action
22 Diabolique Warner Bros. Jeremiah S. Chechik (director); Henri-Georges Clouzot, Don Roos (screenplay); Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight, Allen Garfield, Adam Hann-Byrd, Donal Logue Thriller Live Action
Flirting with Disaster Miramax Films David O. Russell (director/screenplay); Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal, Alan Alda, Lily Tomlin Comedy Live Action
29 Sgt. Bilko Universal Studios Jonathan Lynn (director); Nat Hiken, Andy Breckman (screenplay); Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman Comedy Live Action

April–June[edit]

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5 Primal Fear Paramount Pictures Gregory Hoblit (director); Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman (screenplay); Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton Crime Live Action
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate New Line Cinema Martin Lawrence (director/screenplay); Bentley Kyle Evans, Kenny Buford, Kim Bass (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield Comedy, Romance Live Action
12 Fear Universal Studios James Foley (director); Christopher Crowe (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano, Amy Brenneman Thriller Live Action
James and the Giant Peach Walt Disney Pictures Henry Selick (director); Steven Bloom, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts (screenplay); Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Jane Leeves, Miriam Margolyes, David Thewlis, Joanna Lumley Fantasy, Adventure, Musical Live Action/ Animation
19 Celtic Pride Hollywood Pictures Tom DeCerchio (director); Judd Apatow (screenplay); Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd Comedy Live Action
Mrs. Winterbourne TriStar Pictures Richard Benjamin (director); Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser Romance, Comedy, Drama Live Action
The Substitute Orion Pictures Robert Mandel (director); Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli (screenplay); Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Diane Venora, Glenn Plummer, Cliff De Young, Marc Anthony, Richard Brooks, Raymond Cruz, Luis Guzmán, William Forsythe Action, Crime, Thriller Live Action
26 Mulholland Falls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lee Tamahori (director); Pete Dexter (screenplay); Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Jennifer Connelly, Treat Williams, Andrew McCarthy, John Malkovich Crime, Thriller Live Action
The Truth About Cats & Dogs 20th Century Fox Michael Lehmann (director); Audrey Wells (screenplay); Janeane Garofalo, Uma Thurman, Ben Chaplin, Jamie Foxx Romance, Comedy Live Action
Sunset Park TriStar Pictures Steve Gomer (director); Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson (screenplay); Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr Sports Live Action
The Quest Universal Studios Jean-Claude Van Damme (director); Steven Klein, Paul Mones (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn Martial Arts Live Action
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3 Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures David Hogan (director); Chuck Pfarrer, Ilene Chaiken (screenplay); Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison, Victoria Rowell, Jack Noseworthy, Xander Berkeley, Udo Kier, Steve Railsback Action Live Action
The Craft Columbia Pictures Andrew Fleming (director/screenplay); Peter Filardi (screenplay); Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich Fantasy Live Action
The Great White Hype 20th Century Fox Reginald Hudlin (director); Tony Hendra, Ron Shelton (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Corbin Bernsen, Peter Berg, Jon Lovitz, Salli Richardson, Jamie Foxx, Cheech Marin, John Rhys-Davies Sports Live Action
Last Dance Touchstone Pictures Bruce Beresford (director); Steven Haft, Ron Koslow (screenplay); Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher Drama Live Action
The Pallbearer Miramax Films Matt Reeves (director/screenplay); Jason Katims (screenplay); David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Michael Rapaport, Barbara Hershey Romance, Comedy Live Action
10 Twister Amblin Entertainment Jan de Bont (director); Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin (screenplay); Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes Comedy Live Action
17 Flipper Universal Studios Alan Shapiro (director); Ricou Browning, Jack Cowden (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood Adventure Live Action
Heaven's Prisoners New Line Cinema Phil Joanou (director); Harley Peyton, Scott Frank (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson, Teri Hatcher, Eric Roberts, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Joe Viterelli, Badja Djola, Hawthorne James Drama Live Action
24 Mission: Impossible Paramount Pictures Brian De Palma (director); David Koepp, Robert Towne (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave Action, Sci-Fi Live Action
Spy Hard Hollywood Pictures Rick Friedberg (director); Dick Chudnow, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Andy Griffith, Charles Durning Comedy, Spoof Live Action
31 The Arrival Orion Pictures David Twohy (director/screenplay); Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Ron Silver, Teri Polo Sci-Fi Live Action
Dragonheart Universal Studios Rob Cohen (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs, Brian Thompson, Julie Christie Fantasy, Adventure Live Action
Eddie Hollywood Pictures Steve Rash (director); Jon Connoly, David Loucka, Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina Comedy Live Action
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7 The Phantom Paramount Pictures Simon Wincer (director); Jeffrey Boam (screenplay); Billy Zane, Treat Williams, Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Patrick McGoohan Action Live Action
The Rock Hollywood Pictures Michael Bay (director); David Weisberg, Douglas S. Cook, Mark Rosner (screenplay); Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, William Forsythe, David Morse, Michael Biehn, Gregory Sporleder, Tony Todd, Vanessa Marcil Action Live Action
14 The Cable Guy Columbia Pictures Ben Stiller (director); Lou Holtz Jr. (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, George Segal Comedy Live Action
Moll Flanders Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pen Densham (director/screenplay); Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Jeremy Brett Drama Live Action
21 Eraser Warner Bros. Chuck Russell (director); Tony Puryear, Walon Green (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa L. Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli Action Live Action
Lone Star Sony Pictures Classics John Sayles (director); John Sayles (screenplay); Ron Canada, Chris Cooper, Clifton James, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand, Joe Morton, Elizabeth Peña Mystery Live Action
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Pictures Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (director); Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts (screenplay); Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers Musical, Drama Animation
28 The Nutty Professor Universal Studios Tom Shadyac (director/screenplay); David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Steve Oedekerk (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Dave Chappelle Comedy Live Action
Striptease Columbia Pictures Andrew Bergman (director/screenplay); Demi Moore, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, Burt Reynolds Comedy Live Action

July–September[edit]

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3 Independence Day 20th Century Fox Roland Emmerich (director/screenplay); Dean Devlin (screenplay); Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, James Rebhorn, Harry Connick, Jr. Action Live Action
5 Phenomenon Touchstone Pictures Jon Turteltaub (director); Gerald Di Pego (screenplay); John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall Fantasy, Drama Live Action
12 Courage Under Fire 20th Century Fox Edward Zwick (director); Patrick Sheane Duncan (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Scott Glenn, Michael Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot, Seth Gilliam Drama Live Action
Harriet the Spy Paramount Pictures Bronwen Hughes (director); Douglas Petrie, Theresa Rebeck (screenplay); Michelle Trachtenberg, Gregory Smith, Rosie O'Donnell Comedy Live Action
19 Fled Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Kevin Hooks (director); Preston A. Whitmore II (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke, Salma Hayek Action Live Action
The Frighteners Universal Studios Peter Jackson (director/screenplay); Fran Walsh (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, Jake Busey Comedy, Horror Live Action
Kazaam Touchstone Pictures Paul M. Glaser (director/screenplay); Christian Ford, Roger Soffer (screenplay); Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson Comedy, Fantasy Live Action
Multiplicity Columbia Pictures Harold Ramis (director/screenplay); Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Eugene Levy, Harris Yulin Comedy Live Action
26 A Time to Kill Warner Bros. Joel Schumacher (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd, Donald Sutherland, Oliver Platt, Kiefer Sutherland, Charles S. Dutton, Chris Cooper, Patrick McGoohan Thriller Live Action
Kingpin Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Peter Farrelly, Robert Farrelly (director); Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray Comedy Live Action
Joe's Apartment MTV Films John Payson (director/screenplay); Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward Comedy, Musical Live Action
The Adventures of Pinocchio New Line Cinema Steve Barron (director/screenplay); Sherry Mills, Tom Benedek, Barry Berman (screenplay); Fantasy Live Action
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2 Chain Reaction 20th Century Fox Andrew Davis (director); J. F. Lawton, Michael Bortman (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox Thriller Live Action
Matilda TriStar Pictures Danny DeVito (director); Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord (screenplay); Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris Comedy, Fantasy Live Action
Phat Beach Doug Ellin (director); Ben Morris, Brian E. O'Neal, Cleveland O'Neal III, Doug Ellin (screenplay); Jermaine Hopkins, Coolio, Brian Hooks Comedy Live Action
9 Escape from L.A. Paramount Pictures John Carpenter (director/screenplay); Debra Hill, Kurt Russell (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Georges Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Michelle Forbes Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
Jack Hollywood Pictures Francis Ford Coppola (director); James DeMonaco, Gary Nadeau (screenplay); Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Brian Kerwin Comedy, Drama Live Action
Basquiat Miramax Films Julian Schnabel (director/screenplay); Lech J. Majewski, John Bowe (screenplay); Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Michael Wincott, Courtney Love, Claire Forlani, Parker Posey Biography, Drama Live Action
14 House Arrest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Harry Winer (director); Michael Hitchcock (screenplay); Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Tilly, Christopher McDonald, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kyle Howard, Ray Walston Comedy Live Action
16 The Fan TriStar Pictures Tony Scott (director); Phoef Sutton (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Benicio del Toro, John Leguizamo, Patti D'Arbanville, Ellen Barkin Thriller Live Action
Tin Cup Warner Bros. Ron Shelton (director/screenplay); John Norville (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin Romance, Comedy Live Action
Alaska Columbia Pictures Fraser Clarke Heston (director); Andy Burg, Scott Myers (screenplay); Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston, Gordon Tootoosis Adventure, Family Live Action
Bordello of Blood Universal Studios Gilbert Adler (director/screenplay); A. L. Katz (screenplay); Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon, Corey Feldman, Aubrey Morris, Phil Fondacaro, John Kassir Comedy, Horror Live Action
23 The Island of Dr. Moreau New Line Cinema John Frankenheimer (director); Richard Stanley, Ron Hutchinson (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk Sci-Fi, Horror Live Action
Solo Triumph Films Norberto Barba (director); David L. Corley (screenplay); Mario Van Peebles, Barry Corbin, William Sadler, Adrien Brody, Demián Bichir Sci-Fi, Action Live Action
A Very Brady Sequel Paramount Pictures Arlene Sanford (director); Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan (screenplay); Shelley Long, Gary Cole Comedy Live Action
Carpool Warner Bros. Arthur Hiller (director); Mark Christopher, Don Rhymer (screenplay); David Paymer, Tom Arnold, Rhea Perlman, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rod Steiger Comedy Live Action
30 First Kid Walt Disney Pictures David M. Evans (director); Tim Kelleher (screenplay); Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Zachery Ty Bryan, James Naughton Comedy Live Action
The Stupids New Line Cinema John Landis (director); Brent Forrester (screenplay); Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Mark Metcalf, Bob Keeshan, Christopher Lee Adventure, Comedy Live Action
The Crow: City of Angels Miramax Films/Dimension Films Tim Pope (director); David S. Goyer (screenplay); Vincent Pérez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop, Thuy Trang, Thomas Jane, Ian Dury Action Live Action
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6 Bogus Warner Bros. Norman Jewison (director); Alvin Sargent (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment Fantasy Live Action
Bulletproof Universal Studios Ernest R. Dickerson (director); Joe Gayton, Lewis Colick (screenplay); Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan Action, Comedy Live Action
13 Maximum Risk Columbia Pictures Ringo Lam (director); Larry Ferguson (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Jean-Hugues Anglade Action Live Action
Fly Away Home Columbia Pictures Carroll Ballard (director); Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, Vince McKewin (screenplay); Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford Family, Drama Live Action
Feeling Minnesota Fine Line Features Steven Baigelman (director/screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Vincent D'Onofrio, Delroy Lindo, Dan Aykroyd, Courtney Love Romance, Comedy Live Action
The Rich Man's Wife Hollywood Pictures Amy Holden Jones (director/screenplay); Halle Berry, Peter Greene, Clive Owen Thriller Live Action
20 The First Wives Club Paramount Pictures Hugh Wilson (director); Robert Harling, Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler Comedy Live Action
Last Man Standing New Line Cinema Walter Hill (director); Walter Hill (screenplay); Bruce Willis Period, Action Live Action
27 2 Days in the Valley Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Herzfeld (director/screenplay); Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Marsha Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz Crime Live Action
Extreme Measures Columbia Pictures Michael Apted (director); Tony Gilroy (screenplay); Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk Thriller Live Action

October–December[edit]

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4 That Thing You Do! 20th Century Fox Tom Hanks (director/screenplay); Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks Musical, Comedy Live Action
The Glimmer Man Warner Bros. John Gray (director); Kevin Brodbin (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson Action Live Action
Bound Gramercy Pictures Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski (director/screenplay); Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano Crime, Thriller Live Action
11 The Ghost and the Darkness Paramount Pictures Stephen Hopkins (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, John Kani, Bernard Hill, Tom Wilkinson, Brian McCardie, Emily Mortimer Adventure, Horror Live Action
The Long Kiss Goodnight New Line Cinema Renny Harlin (director); Shane Black (screenplay); Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox Action, Thriller Live Action
The Chamber Universal Studios James Foley (director); William Goldman, Chris Reese (screenplay); Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Lela Rochon, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, Shannon Griffith, David Marshall Grant Drama, Thriller Live Action
Michael Collins Warner Bros. Neil Jordan (director/screenplay); Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts Biography Live Action
16 Get on the Bus Columbia Pictures Spike Lee (director); Ossie Davis, Isaiah Washington, Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton, Roger Guenveur Smith, Bernie Mac Drama Live Action
18 Sleepers Warner Bros. Barry Levinson (director/screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro, Minnie Driver Drama Live Action
25 The Associate Hollywood Pictures Donald Petrie (director); Nick Thiel (screenplay); Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth Comedy Live Action
High School High TriStar Pictures Hart Bochner (director); David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Pat Proft (screenplay); Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, Malinda Williams, Brian Hooks, Natasha Gregson Wagner, John Neville, Louise Fletcher Comedy Live Action
Thinner Paramount Pictures Tom Holland (director/screenplay); Michael McDowell (screenplay); Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Michael Constantine, Kari Wührer, Bethany Joy Lenz Horror Live Action
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1 Romeo + Juliet 20th Century Fox Baz Luhrmann (director/screenplay); Craig Pearce (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo, Vondie Curtis Hall, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Miriam Margolyes, Paul Rudd, Jesse Bradford, Harold Perrineau, Dash Mihok, Christina Pickles Romance, Drama Live Action
Dear God Paramount Pictures Garry Marshall (director); Warren Leight, Ed Kaplan (screenplay); Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo, Tim Conway, Hector Elizondo, Jon Seda, Roscoe Lee Browne Comedy Live Action
Larger Than Life United Artists Howard Franklin (director); Roy Blount, Jr. (screenplay); Bill Murray, Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Pat Hingle, Linda Fiorentino, Matthew McConaughey Comedy Live Action
Bad Moon Warner Bros. Eric Red (director/screenplay); Michael Paré, Mariel Hemingway, Mason Gamble Horror Live Action
8 Ransom Touchstone Pictures Ron Howard (director); Richard Price, Alexander Ignon (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise Crime, Thriller Live Action
10 Set It Off New Line Cinema F. Gary Gray (director); Takashi Bufford, Kate Lanier (screenplay); Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, John C. McGinley, Blair Underwood Crime Live Action
15 Space Jam Warner Bros. Joe Pytka (director); Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod (screenplay); Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Danny DeVito Comedy, Sports Live Action/ Animation
The Mirror Has Two Faces TriStar Pictures Barbra Streisand (director); Richard LaGravenese (screenplay); Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro Romance, Comedy, Drama Live Action
The English Patient Miramax Films Anthony Minghella (director/screenplay); Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe Drama, Period Live Action
22 Jingle All the Way 20th Century Fox Brian Levant (director); Randy Kornfield (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Jake Lloyd, James Belushi Comedy Live Action
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount Pictures Jonathan Frakes (director); Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige Sci-Fi Live Action
27 101 Dalmatians Walt Disney Pictures Stephen Herek (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright Comedy Live Action
Sling Blade Miramax Films Billy Bob Thornton (director/screenplay); Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall Drama Live Action
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6 Daylight Universal Studios Rob Cohen (director); Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom, Danielle Harris, Barry Newman, Stan Shaw Action, Drama Live Action
13 Jerry Maguire TriStar Pictures Cameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Regina King, Bonnie Hunt Sports, Comedy, Drama Live Action
Mars Attacks! Warner Bros. Tim Burton (director); Jonathan Gems (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Tom Jones, Natalie Portman Sci-Fi, Comedy, Spoof Live Action
The Preacher's Wife Touchstone Pictures Penny Marshall (director); Robert E. Sherwood, Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines, Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Devine Family Live Action
20 Scream Dimension Films Wes Craven (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore Thriller Live Action
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Paramount Pictures Mike Judge (director/screenplay); Yvette Kaplan (director); Joe Stillman (screenplay); Mike Judge, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman Comedy, Adventure Animation
One Fine Day 20th Century Fox Michael Hoffman (director); Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon (screenplay); Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Alex D. Linz, Mae Whitman Romance, Comedy Live Action
My Fellow Americans Warner Bros. Warner Bros. (director); Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Sela Ward, Lauren Bacall Comedy Live Action
Ghosts of Mississippi Columbia Pictures Rob Reiner (director); Lewis Colick (screenplay); Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods Drama Live Action
25 The People vs. Larry Flynt Columbia Pictures Miloš Forman (director); Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton Biography, Drama Live Action
27 Michael New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Nora Ephron (director/screenplay); Delia Ephron, Peter Dexter (screenplay); John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton Fantasy Live Action
The Evening Star Paramount Pictures Robert Harling (director); Larry McMurtry, Robert Harling (screenplay); Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson Drama Live Action
Evita Hollywood Pictures Alan Parker (director/screenplay); Oliver Stone (screenplay); Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail Musical, Drama Live Action

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Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Virgil W. Vogel 76 USA Director, Film Editor The Mole PeopleThe Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm
5 Lincoln Kirstein 88 USA Screenwriter Glory
7 William H. Clothier 92 USA Cinematographer The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceThe AlamoBig JakeMcLintock!The Cheyenne Social ClubRio Lobo
10 Al Silvani 85 USA Actor RockyThe GauntletEvery Which Way But Loose
13 Mark Herron 67 USA Actor 8 1/2Girl in Gold BootsEye of the Cat
17 Harry Robertson 63 United Kingdom Composer The Vampire LoversTwins of EvilHawk the SlayerCountess Dracula
19 Don Simpson 52 USA Producer Top GunThe RockBad BoysFlashdanceBeverly Hills Cop
19 Gerry Mulligan 68 USA Soundtrack, Composer L.A. ConfidentialThe Lake HouseThe Ice Storm
21 William Larsen 68 USA Actor JFKHeaven Can WaitBeing There
30 Guy Doleman 72 USA Actor Dial M for MurderThunderballOn the BeachThe Ipcress File
February 2 Gene Kelly 83 USA Actor, Director Singin' in the RainAn American in ParisWhat a Way to Go!On the TownInherit the WindXanadu
2 Aline Towne 76 United States Actress Send Me No FlowersMirageA Guide for the Married ManJulieRadar Men from the MoonA Blueprint for MurderGogThe Steel TrapSong of NorwayThe Brass BottleZombies of the StratosphereBullet for a BadmanThis Is My AffairA Woman of DistinctionThe Invisible MonsterHighway 301Taggart
2 Shamus Culhane 87 USA Animator Snow White and the Seven DwarfsPinocchioAround the World in 80 DaysGulliver's TravelsMr. Bug Goes to Town
3 Audrey Meadows 72 or 73 USA Actress, Soundtrack That Touch of Mink
6 Patsy Smart 77 UK Actress The Elephant ManThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainElectric Dreams
13 Martin Balsam 76 USA Actor Psycho12 Angry MenBreakfast at Tiffany'sA Thousand ClownsCape FearMurder on the Orient ExpressThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three
13 Scott Beach 65 USA Actor Stand by MeMrs. DoubtfireAmerican GraffitiThe Right Stuff
15 Tommy Rettig 54 USA Actor River of No ReturnPanic in the StreetsThe 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
15 McLean Stevenson 68 USA Actor The Cat from Outer SpaceThe Christian Licorice Store
16 Roger Bowen 63 USA Actor MASHWhat About Bob?Zapped!Tunnel VisionSteelyard Blues
17 Evelyn Laye 95 UK Actress Theatre of Death
19 Brenda Bruce 77 UK Actress Peeping TomSplitting HeirsThe Man in the Iron MaskThe Tenth ManLittle Dorrit
25 Haing S. Ngor 55 Cambodia Actor The Killing FieldsMy LifeHeaven & Earth
March 4 Whit Bissell 86 USA Actor HudThe Magnificent SevenThe Defiant OnesThe Time MachineAirport
6 Simon Cadell 45 UK Actor Watership DownMeteor
9 George Burns 100 USA Actor Oh God!The Sunshine BoysSgt. Pepper's Lonely HeartsRadioland MurdersGoing in Style
10 Ross Hunter 75 United States Producer AirportPillow TalkImitation of Life
13 Lucio Fulci 68 Italy Director, Actor Zombi 2City of the Living DeadThe BeyondThe House by the CemeteryNew York RipperWarriors of the Year 2072Zombi 3Don't Torture a DucklingSette note in neroFour of the Apocalypse
13 Krzysztof Kieślowski 55 Poland Director Three Colors: BlueThree Colors: WhiteThree Colors: Red
16 Charlie Barnett 41 USA Actor, comedian D.C. CabNobody's Fool
17 René Clément 82 Monaco Director, Writer, Second Unit Director Beauty and the BeastForbidden GamesPurple NoonIs Paris Burning?Rider on the RainJoy HouseKeep Your Right Up
28 Barbara McLean 92 USA Film Editor All About EveTwelve O'Clock HighThe RobeViva Zapata!The Desert Rats
April 5 Norman Rockett 84 USA Set Decorator Planet of the ApesTora! Tora! Tora!The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
6 Greer Garson 91 UK Actress Mrs. MiniverThe ChaseThe Singing NunRandom HarvestMadam CurieJulius Caesar
8 Ben Johnson 77 USA Actor The Last Picture ShowThe Wild BunchThe GetawayRed DawnAngels in the OutfieldTex
16 Lucille Bremer 79 USA Actress Meet Me in St. LouisZiegfeld Follies
18 Bernard Edwards 43 Japan Soundtrack, Music Orchestrated Toy Story 3Transformers: Dark of the MoonShrek 2Up in the AirSuper 8Mission: Impossible IIIThe Wedding SingerRocky IVShameCommandoThelma & LouiseThe Full MontySpace JamThe Hot ChickMaid in Manhattan
21 Luigi Pistilli 66 Italy Actor The Good, the Bad and the UglyFor a Few Dollars MoreA Bay of BloodCagliostro
21 Jimmy Snyder 77 USA Actor The Cannonball Run
24 Preston Lockwood 83 UK Actor Time BanditsHigh SpiritsElectric DreamsThe Scarlet PimpernelThe Pirates of PenzanceThe Black Windmill
25 Saul Bass 75 USA Miscellaneous GoodfellasAlienPsychoCasinoVertigoNorth by NorthwestBigCape FearSpartacusWest Side StoryThe Night of the HunterPsychoAnatomy of a MurderThe War of the Roses
26 Stirling Silliphant 78 USA Screenwriter In the Heat of the NightThe Poseidon AdventureThe Towering InfernoOver the TopCharly
27 Joan Sterndale-Bennett 82 United Kingdom Actress Brighton RockWe Dive at DawnJules Verne's Rocket to the Moon
May 3 Jack Weston 71 USA Actor The Thomas Crown AffairWait Until DarkIshtarThe Cincinnati Kid
19 Margaret Rawlings 89 Japan Actress Roman HolidayHands of the RipperFollow Me!
20 Jon Pertwee 76 UK Actor A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumCarry On Screaming!The House That Dripped BloodCarry On Cleo
23 Patrick Cargill 77 UK Actor Father, Dear FatherHelp!Up PompeiiInspector Clouseau
29 Jennings Lang 81 USA Producer High Plains DrifterEarthquakeThe Front Page
29 Jeremy Sinden 45 UK Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeChariots of FireRosie Dixon - Night NurseThe Object of BeautyLet Him Have It
30 Natividad Vacío 83 USA Actor The Magnificent SevenThe Man with Two BrainsCheech and Chong's Next MovieThe Milagro Beanfield War
June 1 Michael Fox 75 USA Actor What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?The Longerst YardThe Beast from 20,000 FathomsThe Dunwich Horror
2 John Alton 94 Hungary Cinematographer An American in ParisFather of the BrideHe Walked by Night
3 Peter Glenville 82 USA Director BecketThe ComediansTerm of TrialSummer and Smoke
5 Vito Scotti 78 USA Actor The GodfatherThe AristocatsGet ShortyLoaded Weapon 1Chu Chu and the Philly FlashVon Ryan's Express
6 Marc de Jonge 47 France Actor Rambo IIIEmpire of the Sun
7 Percy Edwards 88 UK Actor LabyrinthThe Dark CrystalThe Island of AdventureThe Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
7 Max Factor, Jr. 91 United States Makeup Artist The Wizard of OzThe Ten CommandmentsBen-HurThe Great ZiegfeldThe Good EarthCome and Get ItThe Facts of LifeBecky SharpKnock on WoodCritic's Choice
7 Saul David 74 USA Producer Logan's RunFantastic VoyageVon Ryan's Express
10 Jo Van Fleet 81 USA Actress Annie HallCool Hand LukeEast of EdenGunfight at the O.K. CorralThe Tenant
16 Mel Allen 83 USA Actor The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Needful Things
27 Albert R. Broccoli 87 USA Producer Dr. NoGoldenEyeGoldfingerFrom Russia with LoveThunderballThe Spy Who Loved MeDiamonds Are ForeverLicence to KillYou Only Live TwiceLive and Let DieFor Your Eyes OnlyThe Man with the Golden GunMoonrakerThe Living DaylightsA View to a KillOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceChitty Chitty Bang BangOctopussyFire Down BelowThe Cockleshell HeroesCall Me Bwana
July 1 Steve Tesich 53 Yugoslavia Screenwriter Breaking Away
8 Irene Prador 84 Germany Actress The Battle of the Rive PlateTo the Devil a DaughterThe Last ValleyThe Hiding PlaceNight CrossingThe SnorkelNo Orchids for Miss Blandish
8 Francesco Molinari Pradelli 85 Italy Soundtrack, Actor The UntouchablesOnce Upon a Time in AmericaThe Killing FieldsAria
9 Christopher Casson 84 Ireland Actor ZardozEducating RitaFrankie Starlight
10 Paul King 69 USA Screenwriter, Producer Operation Petticoat
13 Pandro S. Berman 91 USA Producer Father of the BrideTop HatA Patch of BlueJailhouse Rock
15 Dana Hill 32 USA Actress European VacationTom and Jerry: The MovieThe Hunchback of Notre DameJetsons: The MovieRover Dangerfield
20 Randy Stuart 71 United States Actress, Soundtrack All About EveThe Incredible Shrinking ManI Was a Male War BrideWhirlpoolThe Street with No Name
21 Wolfe Morris 71 UK Actor Ill Met by MoonlightThe House That Dripped Blood
21 Luana Anders 58 USA Actress Easy RiderThe Two JakesThe Last DetailDementia 13
24 Virginia Christine 76 USA Actress Guess Who's Coming to DinnerJudgment at NurembergInvasion of the Body SnatchersBilly the Kid vs. DraculaThe Cobweb
29 Hilary Pritchard 53 UK Actress, Miscellaneous The Thief and the Cobbler
30 Anthony Peck 49 USA Actor Die HardDie Hard with a VengeanceThe Hunt for Red OctoberLast Action HeroIn the Line of FireCreatorCarnosaur 3: Primal Species
30 Claudette Colbert 92 France Actress It Happened One NightSince You Went AwayDrums Along the MohawkThe Palm Beach StoryTexas LadyThe Egg and IZazaSleep, My LoveFamily Honeymoon
August 3 Guido Alberti 86 Italy Actor 8 1/2Saving Grace
11 Charles McGregor 73 USA Actor Blazing SaddlesSuperflyBorn to WinThree the Hard Way
14 Bob Hannah 57 USA Actor Driving Miss DaisyThe Prince of TidesFried Green TomatoesCoal Miner's DaughterChattahoocheeCarny
15 Joe Seneca 77 USA Actor Kramer vs. KramerMalcolm XA Time to KillThe BlobSilveradoThe Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeCrossroadsMo' Better Blues
16 Miles Goodman 46 USA Composer Little Shop of HorrorsDunston Checks InWhat About Bob?Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe Muppet Christmas CarolSister Act 2: Back in the HabitK-9Problem ChildLa BambaHousesitterAbout Last Night...BlankmanTeen Wolf
26 Clair Weeks 84 USA Animator Snow White and the Seven DwarfsPeter Pan
September 4 Victor Aaron 39  ?? Actor BulletproofGeronimo: An American Legend
7 Bibi Besch 56 Austria Actress Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanSteel MagnoliasTremorsMy FamilyMeteor
7 Joseph F. Biroc 93 USA Cinematographer It's a Wonderful LifeAirplane!Escape from the Planet of the ApesThe Grissom Gang
10 Joanne Dru 74 USA Actress All the King's MenShe Wore a Yellow RibbonRed River
11 Brenda Forbes 87 USA Actress, Miscellaneous Mrs. MiniverThe Jerky Boys: The Movie
13 Tupac Shakur 25 USA Singer, Actor JuicePoetic JusticeAbove the RimGridlock'd
14 Juliet Prowse 59 USA Actress G.I. Blues, Can-Can
18 Ulrich Beiger 78 Germany Actor, Director The Great EscapeThe Frog with the MaskThe Poison Dwarf
20 Ken Steadman 27 USA Actor I Like to Play GamesBeach Babes from Beyond
22 Dorothy Lamour 81 USA Actress Road to MoroccoThe Greatest Show on EarthCreepshow 2Road to RioRoad to Utopia
30 George Zuckerman 80 USA Screenwriter Written on the WindThe Tarnished Angels
October 4 Stephen J. Friedman 59 USA Producer The Last Picture ShowSlap ShotEnemy MineThe Big EasyThere Goes the Neighborhood
8 William Prince 83 UK Actor NetworkFamily PlotSpies Like UsCyrano de Bergerac
9 Harvey Vernon 69 USA Actor Teen WolfAll of Me
13 Beryl Reid 77 UK Actress YellowbeardDr. Phibes Rises AgainThe Killing of Sister GeorgeThe Belles of St Trinian'sStar!PsychomaniaThe Wind in the Willows (1983 film)Inspector Clouseau
16 Jason Bernard 58 USA Actor Liar LiarWhile You Were SleepingNo Way OutWarGames
18 Peter Sasdy  ?? UK Director Taste the Blood of DraculaCountess DraculaHands of the Ripper
27 Harry Woolman 87 USA Special Effects The Sword and the SorcererLaserblastCannonballThe Incredible Melting ManDolemiteThe Time of Their Lives
30 John Young 80 UK Actor Monty Python and the Holy GrailChariots of FireTime BanditsThe Wicker Man
November 2 Eva Cassidy 33 USA Soundtrack, Composer Love Actually
12 Peter Leeds 79 USA Actor The Last Time I Saw ParisLove Me or Leave Me
21 Bill Dollar 46 United States Actor Stroker Ace
22 Mark Lenard 72 USA Actor Star Trek: The Motion PictureAnnie HallStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryHang 'Em High
23 George Nicholas 85 USA Animator CinderellaSleeping Beauty
26 Michael Bentine 74 UK Actor, Screenwriter Down Among the Z MenThe Sandwich ManThe Do-It-Yourself Cartoon KitRentadickJohn and Julie
29 Jordan Cronenweth 61 USA Cinematographer Blade RunnerPeggy Sue Got MarriedAltered StatesFinal Analysis
December 8 Howard E. Rollins, Jr. 46 USA Actor RagtimeA Soldier's StoryDrunks
8 Paulene Myers 83 USA Actress To Kill a MockingbirdThe StingMy Cousin VinnyLady Sings the BluesBoomerang
8 Douglas Webb 74 UK Camera Operator Casino RoyaleKrullAnd Now for Something Completely DifferentThe GhoulSweeney!
9 Diana Morgan 86 UK Actress, Screenwriter Went the Day Well?A Run for Your MoneyHand in HandThe Foreman Went to FranceThe Halfway House
11 William Rushton 59 UK Actor, Writer, Miscellaneous Those Magnificent Men in their Flying MachinesMonte Carlo or Bust!The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
12 Larry Gates 81 USA Actor In the Heat of the NightInvasion of the Body SnatchersCat on a Hot Tin RoofFunny LadyLeonard Part 6AirportThe Sand Pebbles
19 Ronald Howard 78 UK Actor Murder, She SaidThe Browning VersionCome SeptemberThe Hunting PartyThe Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
19 Marcello Mastroianni 72 Italy Actor La Dolce Vita8 1/2La NotteDivorce, Italian StyleMarriage Italian StyleYesterday, Today and TomorrowA Special DayCity of WomenHenry IVDark EyesEverybody's FineGinger and FredUsed PeopleVoyage to the Beginning of the World
20 Carl Sagan 62 USA Author, Screenwriter Contact
23 Ronnie Scott 69 United Kingdom Actor, Soundtrack, Composer Stolen Face
28 Edward Carfagno 67 USA Art Director Ben-HurSoylent GreenThe Cincinnati KidThe Bad and the BeautifulQuo VadisJulius Caesar
30 Lew Ayres 88 USA Actor, Director All Quiet on the Western FrontDamien: Omen IIBattle for the Planet of the ApesSalem's LotHolidayAdvise and ConsentJohnny Belinda
30 Jack Nance 53 USA Actor Blue VelvetDuneLost HighwayEraserheadWild at Heart
31 Wesley Addy 83 USA Actor NetworkWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?Tora! Tora! Tora!The VerdictKiss Me DeadlySecondsHush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2014.