1980 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1980 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
In television
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983

Highest-grossing films (North America)

The top ten 1980 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1980 (North America)[1]
RankTitleDistributorGross
1. The Empire Strikes Back 20th Century Fox $209,398,025
2. 9 to 5 $103,290,500
3. Stir Crazy Columbia $101,300,000
4. Airplane! Paramount $83,453,539
5. Any Which Way You Can Warner Bros. $70,687,344
6. Private Benjamin $69,847,348
7. Coal Miner's Daughter Universal $67,182,787
8. Smokey and the Bandit II $66,132,626
9. The Blue Lagoon Columbia $58,853,106
10. Foxes United Artists $57,429,890

Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1980. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1980.

TitleGrossSourceCountry
The Empire Strikes Back $538,375,067 [2] United States
The Gods Must Be Crazy $200,000,000 [3] South Africa
Airplane! $130,000,000 [4] United States
The Blues Brothers $115,229,890 [5]
The Cannonball Run $100,000,000 [6] United States
Hong Kong

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Ordinary People - Paramount
Best Director: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De NiroRaging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy SpacekCoal's Miner's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy HuttonOrdinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary SteenburgenMelvin and Howard
Best Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Москва Слезам Не Верит), directed by Vladimir Menshov, USSR

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De NiroRaging Bull
Best Actress: Mary Tyler MooreOrdinary People
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Actor: Ray SharkeyThe Idolmaker
Best Actress: Sissy SpacekCoal Miner's Daughter
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy HuttonOrdinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary SteenburgenMelvin and Howard
Best Director: Robert RedfordOrdinary People
Best Foreign Language Film: Tess, United Kingdom
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite male: Roger Moore
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite female: Jane Fonda

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Can't Stop the Music
Worst Director: Robert GreenwaldXanadu
Worst Actor: Neil DiamondThe Jazz Singer
Worst Actress: Brooke ShieldsThe Blue Lagoon
Worst Supporting Actor (tie): John AdamesGloria
Worst Supporting Actor (tie): Laurence OlivierThe Jazz Singer
Worst Supporting Actress: Amy IrvingHoneysuckle Rose
Worst Screenplay: Bronte Woodard & Allan Carr - Can't Stop the Music

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse, United States
Kagemusha, 影武者 (Shadow Warrior), directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Atlantic City, directed by Louis Malle, US / Canada / France
Gloria, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg (Palermo oder Wolfsburg), directed by Werner Schroeter, West Germany

Notable films released in 1980

United States unless stated

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1980 Wide-release movies

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January–March

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Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 14Robert Ardrey71USScreenwriter
17Barbara Britton60USActress
22Iris Meredith64USActress
24Lil Dagover92GermanyActress
24James Poe58USScreenwriter
27Peppino De Filippo76ItalyActor
28Erle C. Kenton83USDirector
29Jimmy Durante86USActor, Singer
February 1Romolo Valli54ItalyActor
4David Whitaker52UKWriter
9Renée Houston77UKActress, Writer
13David Janssen48USActor
18Gale Robbins58USActress, Singer
26Mario Mattoli81ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
27George Tobias78USActor
March 5Jay Silverheels67USActor
8Frank McDonald80USDirector
27Steve Fisher67USScreenwriter
28Dick Haymes61USActor, Singer
30David Sharpe70USStuntman, Actor
April 9Kathleen Burke66USActress
10Kay Medford65USActress
11Charlotte Henry66USActress
15Raymond Bailey75USActor
16Harry Hutchinson87IrelandActorBlowup
17Alf Sjöberg76SwedenDirector
19Tony Beckley50UKActor
25Mario Bava65ItalyDirector, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
26Cicely Courtneidge87UKActress, Singer
29William Clemens74USDirector
29Alfred Hitchcock80UKDirector, Producer
May 1Henry Levin70USDirector
1Gene Markey84USScreenwriter
2George Pal72HungaryProducer
4Kay Hammond71UKActress
12Lillian Roth69USActress, Writer
14Hugh Griffith67WalesActor
June 4Gloria Saunders52USActress
12Milburn Stone75USActor
18Terence Fisher76UKDirector
23John Laurie83UKActor
23Odile Versois50FranceActress
28Jose Iturbi84SpainConductor, Actor
July 6Gail Patrick69USProducer, Actress
7Reginald Gardiner77UKActor
7Dore Schary74USProducer, Screenwriter, Studio Executive
11Peggy Knudsen57USActress
24Peter Sellers54UKActor
30Charles McGraw66USActor
31Bobby Van51USActor, Dancer
August 1Strother Martin61USActor
7Norman Atkyns74UKActorFrankenstein and the Monster from Hell
9Elliot Nugent83USDirector
14Dorothy Stratten20USActress
25Gower Champion59USActor, Dancer, Director
September 3Barbara O'Neil70USActress
4Duncan Renaldo76USActor
24Theodor Luts84BrazilCinematographer, DirectorThe Substitute Wife
25Lewis Milestone84RussiaDirector
October 6Hattie Jacques58UKActress
28Leon Janney63MexicoActor
November 4Noel Langley68South AfricaScreenwriter
7Emilio Cigoli70ItalyActor
7Steve McQueen50MexicoActor, Producer
9Carmel Myers81USActress
15Bill Lee64USActor, Singer
22Mae West87USActress, Writer
24George Raft79USActor
26Rachel Roberts53USActress
December 8John Lennon40USActor, Musician, Producer
16Peter Collinson44USDirector, Producer, Writer
18Gabrielle Robinne94FranceActressThe Assassination of the Duke of Guise
20Ben Sharpsteen85USDirector, Producer
21Marc Connelly90USActor
28Sam Levene75USActor
31Raoul Walsh93USDirector, Writer, Actor

Film debuts

See also

Notes

    References

    1. "1980 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
    2. "The Empire Strikes Back (1980)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
    3. Gorelik, Boris (12 July 2014). "Jamie se treffer: Met Uys, ja – die wêreld in". Rapport. Media24. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
    4. "Airplane!". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
    5. "The Blues Brothers". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 16, 2008.
    6. Rovin, Jeff (1997). The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book. Simon and Schuster. p. 148. ISBN 9781439137116.
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