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 Distributor Domestic gross
    1. Return of the Jedi 20th Century Fox $252,583,617
    2. Terms of Endearment Paramount $108,423,489
    3. Flashdance $92,921,203
    4. Trading Places $90,404,800
    5. WarGames United Artists $79,567,667
    6. Octopussy $67,800,000
    7. Sudden Impact Warner Bros. $67,642,693
    8. Staying Alive Paramount $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]

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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
    15 Shepperd Strudwick 75 USA Actor
    19 Robert Carson 73 USA Writer
    24 George Cukor 83 USA Director
    27 Louis de Funès 68 France Actor, Writer, Director
    28 Billy Fury 42 UK Singer, Actor
    30 Joan Valerie 71 USA Actress
    February 13 Marian Nixon 78 USA Actress
    19 Alice White 75 USA Actress
    21 Marie Mosquini 83 USA Actress
    25 Tennessee Williams 71 USA Writer
    27 Ruth Dunning 71 UK Actress
    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
    28 Walter Reisch 79 Austria Screenwriter
    April 4 Gloria Swanson 84 USA Actress, Producer
    4 Buster Crabbe 75 USA Actor
    11 Dolores del Río 77 Mexico Actress
    21 Walter Slezak 80 Austria Actor
    23 Selena Royle 78 USA Actress
    26 Shirley Deane 70 USA Actress
    May 1 Joseph Ruttenberg 93 Russia Cinematographer
    5 John Williams 80 UK Actor
    8 Fay Spain 50 USA Actress
    23 Eve Gray 87 UK Actress
    25 Sydney Box 78 UK Producer, Writer
    30 Burnett Guffey 78 USA Cinematographer
    June 12 Norma Shearer 80 USA Actress
    22 David MacDonald 79 UK Director
    23 Jonathan Latimer 76 USA Screenwriter
    30 Herbert Baker 62 USA Screenwriter
    July 5 Harry James 67 USA Musician, Actor
    15 Eddie Foy Jr. 78 USA Actor
    16 Samson Raphaelson 89 USA Screenwriter
    19 Olle Hilding 85 Sweden Actor
    29 Raymond Massey 86 USA Actor
    29 David Niven 73 Switzerland Actor, Producer
    29 Luis Buñuel 83 Spain-Mexico Writer, Director, Actor
    30 Lynn Fontanne 95 USA Actress
    August 1 Peter Arne 64 UK Actor
    3 Carolyn Jones 53 USA Actress
    5 Judy Canova 69 USA Actress
    28 Jan Clayton 66 USA Actress
    29 Simon Oakland 68 USA Actor
    September 15 LeRoy Prinz 88 USA Choreographer
    October 5 Rafael Bertrand 66 Mexico Actor
    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
    17 Vittorio Nino Novarese 76 Italy Costume Designer
    November ? Eleanore Whitney 66 USA Actress
    2 Michael Spice 52 UK Actor A Countess from Hong Kong
    8 Robert Agnew 84 USA Actor
    15 John Le Mesurier 71 UK Actor
    22 Michael Conrad 58 USA Actor
    28 Johnnie Davis 73 USA Actor
    28 Christopher George 52 USA Actor
    December 2 Fifi D'Orsay 79 Canada Actress
    4 Maurice Browning 64 UK Actor
    5 Robert Aldrich 65 USA Director
    8 Slim Pickens 64 USA Actor
    21 Rod Cameron 73 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.