1983 in film

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.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
In television
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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

Highest-grossing films of 1983[1]
RankTitleDistributorDomestic 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

Awards

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
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Yentl
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita
Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Cher - Silkwood
Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: The Lonely Lady
Worst Director: Peter SasdyThe Lonely Lady
Worst Actor: Christopher AtkinsA Night in Heaven
Worst Actress: Pia ZadoraThe Lonely Lady
Worst Supporting Actor: Jim NaborsStroker Ace
Worst Supporting Actress: Sybil DanningChained Heat & Hercules
Worst Screenplay: John Kershaw & Shawn Randall - The Lonely Lady

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

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1983 Wide-release movies

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 8Gale Page69USActress
15Shepperd Strudwick75USActor
19Robert Carson73USWriter
24George Cukor83USDirector
27Louis de Funès68FranceActor, Writer, Director
28Billy Fury42UKSinger, Actor
30Joan Valerie71USActress
February 13Marian Nixon78USActress
19Alice White75USActress
21Marie Mosquini83USActress
25Tennessee Williams71USWriter
27Ruth Dunning71UKActress
March 7Robert Bray65USActor
9Faye Emerson65USActress
14Maurice Ronet55FranceActor, Director, Writer
16Arthur Godfrey79USActor
27James Hayter75SpainActor
28Walter Reisch79AustriaScreenwriter
April 4Buster Crabbe75USActor
4Gloria Swanson84USActress, Producer
11Dolores del Río77MexicoActress
21Walter Slezak80AustriaActor
23Selena Royle78USActress
26Shirley Deane70USActress
May 1Joseph Ruttenberg93RussiaCinematographer
5John Williams80UKActor
8Fay Spain50USActress
23George Bruns68USComposer
23Eve Gray87UKActress
25Sydney Box78UKProducer, Writer
30Burnett Guffey78USCinematographer
June 12Norma Shearer80USActress
22David MacDonald79UKDirector
23Jonathan Latimer76USScreenwriter
30Herbert Baker62USScreenwriter
July 5Harry James67USMusician, Actor
15Eddie Foy Jr.78USActor
16Samson Raphaelson89USScreenwriter
19Olle Hilding85SwedenActor
29Luis Buñuel83Spain-MexicoWriter, Director, Actor
29Raymond Massey86USActor
29David Niven73SwitzerlandActor, Producer
30Lynn Fontanne95USActress
August 1Peter Arne64UKActor
3Carolyn Jones53USActress
5Judy Canova69USActress
28Jan Clayton66USActress
29Simon Oakland68USActor
September 15LeRoy Prinz88USChoreographer
October 5Rafael Bertrand66MexicoActor
8Joan Hackett49USActress
10Ralph Richardson80UKActor, Director
14Paul Fix82USActor
15Pat O'Brien83USActor
17Vittorio Nino Novarese76ItalyCostume Designer
November ?Eleanore Whitney66USActress
2Michael Spice52UKActorA Countess from Hong Kong
8Robert Agnew84USActor
15John Le Mesurier71UKActor
22Michael Conrad58USActor
28Johnnie Davis73USActor
28Christopher George52USActor
December 2Fifi D'Orsay79CanadaActress
4Maurice Browning64UKActor
5Robert Aldrich65USDirector
8Slim Pickens64USActor
21Rod Cameron73USActor
22Charles Lloyd-Pack81UKActor
28William Demarest91USActor
29Janet Webb52UKActress

Film debuts

See also

References

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