1985 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1985 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
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
In television
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1985 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1985[1]
RankTitleDistributorDomestic gross
1. Back to the Future Universal $210,609,762
2. Rambo: First Blood Part II TriStar $150,415,432
3. Rocky IV MGM $127,873,716
4. The Color Purple Warner Bros. $94,175,854
5. Out of Africa Universal $87,071,205
6. Cocoon 20th Century Fox $76,113,124
7. The Jewel of the Nile $75,973,200
8. Witness Paramount $68,706,993
9. The Goonies Warner Bros. $61,389,680
10. Spies Like Us $60,088,980

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Out of Africa - Universal
Best Director: Sydney Pollack - Out of Africa
Best Actor: William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman
Best Actress: Geraldine Page - The Trip to Bountiful
Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche - Cocoon
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Best Foreign Language Film: The Official Story (La historia oficial), directed by Luis Puenzo, Argentina
Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement: Paul Newman and Alex North


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Out of Africa
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Runaway Train
Best Actress: Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Prizzi's Honor
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - Prizzi's Honor
Best Actress: Kathleen Turner - Prizzi's Honor
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Klaus Maria Brandauer - Out of Africa
Best Supporting Actress: Meg Tilly - Agnes of God
Best Director: John Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Best Foreign Language Film: The Official Story (La historia oficial), Argentina

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu), directed by Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi), directed by Agnès Varda, France / U.K.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger), directed by Rainer Simon, East Germany
Wetherby, directed by David Hare, United Kingdom

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Rambo: First Blood Part II
Worst Director: Sylvester Stallone - Rocky IV
Worst Actor: Sylvester Stallone - Rambo: First Blood Part II & Rocky IV
Worst Actress: Linda Blair - Night Patrol, Savage Island & Savage Streets
Worst Supporting Actor: Rob Lowe - St. Elmo's Fire
Worst Supporting Actress: Brigitte Nielsen - Rocky IV
Worst Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone & James Cameron - Rambo: First Blood Part II
Worst New Star: Brigitte Nielsen - Red Sonja & Rocky IV

Australian Film Institute Awards

Best Film: Bliss

Notable films released in 1985

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Wide-release films

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 5Robert Surtees78USCinematographer
5John Paxton73USScreenwriter
11Edward Buzzell89USDirector
12Paul Luty52UKActor
13Carol Wayne42USActress
14Jetta Goudal93NetherlandsActress
18Wilfrid Brambell72UKActor
25Paul J. Smith78USComposer, Orchestrator
February
4Fred Ryan67UKBoom Operator
6Neil McCarthy52UKActor
6James Hadley Chase78UKWriter, Miscellaneous
10Wanda Tuchock86USScreenwriter
11Henry Hathaway86USDirector, Producer
12Nicholas Colasanto61USActor
16Larry Ward60USActor, Writer
19Dorothy Black85South AfricaActress
20Clarence Nash80USActor
21Ina Claire91UKActress
21Louis Hayward75UKActor, Director, Producer
27J. Pat O'Malley80UKActor, Voice Actor
27David Huffman39USActor, Producer
March
1Alfred Zeisler92USProducer, Director
3Noel Purcell84IrelandActor
5Thomas Little98USSet Decorator
8Edward Andrews70USActor
19Anthony Nelson Keys73UKProducer
21Michael Redgrave77UKActor, Writer
21Michael Trubshawe79UKActor
April
16Scott Brady60USActor
21John Welsh70UKActor, Production Manager
23Kent Smith78USActor
25Richard Haydn80UKActor
26Albert Maltz76USScreenwriter
May 1George Pravda68UKActor
4Harry Earles83USActor
5Mildred Dixon74USActress
7Dawn Addams54UKActress
8Susan Morrow53USActress
8Dolph Sweet64USActor
9Edmond O'Brien69USActor
11Chester Gould84USWriter, Cartoonist
13Selma Diamond64USActress, Writer
13Leatrice Joy91USActress
14Frank Westmore62??Makeup Artist
16Margaret Hamilton82USActress
17Hugh Burden72UKActor, Writer
22Wolfgang Reitherman75USAnimator, Director, Producer
22Gerald Case80UKActor
25Robert Nathan91USWriter, Actor
26Harold Hecht77USProducer
30Talbot Jennings90USScreenwriter
June 1Richard Greene66UKActor, Producer
7Gordon Rollings59UKActor
9Clifford Evans73UKActor, Writer
10George Chandler86USActor
17John Boulting71UKProducer, Director
24Valentine Dyall77UKActor
28James Craig73USActor, Writer
July 1Elsie Wagstaff86UKActress
3Nelson Leigh80USActor
7Ewen Solon67NZActor
8Phil Foster71USActor
8Victor Rendina68USActor
17Margo68MexicoActress
18Louisa Ghijs83BelgiumActress
20Estelle Evans78USActress
23Kay Kyser80USMusician, Actor
23Mickey Shaughnessy64USActor
28Grant Williams53USActor
August
2Bob Holt56USActor
2Frank Faylen79USActor
7Grayson Hall62USActress
8Louise Brooks78USActress
8Milton H. Greene63USProducer
10Kenny Baker72USSinger, Actor
12Patrick Hines55USActor
13Marion Martin77USActress
14Gale Sondergaard86USActress
15Lester Cole81USScreenwriter
24Morrie Ryskind89USScreenwriter
28Ruth Gordon88USActress, Writer
29Evelyn Ankers67USActress
29Patrick Barr77UKActor
30Tom Howard75UKSpecial Effects
September 4George O'Brien86USActor, Producer
6Johnny Desmond65USActor, Singer
6Jane Frazee67USActress, Singer
10Alexa Kenin23USActress
14Julian Beck60USActor
16Art Scholl53USStuntman, Actor
24Paul Mann71USActor
27Lloyd Nolan83USActor
28L. B. Abbott77USSpecial Effects
29Arthur Krams73USSet Decorator
30Simone Signoret64FranceActress
30Floyd Crosby85USCinematographer
October 2George Savalas60USActor
2Rock Hudson59USActor
6Nelson Riddle64USComposer, Orchestrator
10Yul Brynner65USActor
10Orson Welles70USActor, Writer, Director
13Francesca Bertini93ItalyActress
16Franklin Milton78USRecording Supervisor
22Stefano Satta Flores48ItalyActor
25Gary Holton33UKActor
30Kirby Grant73USActor
30David Oxley64SpainActor
November 1Phil Silvers74USActor
12Dimitar Panov83BulgariaActor
19Jimmy Ritz81USActor, Writer
19Stepin Fetchit83USActor
December 11Kathleen Ryan63IrelandActress
12Anne Baxter62USActress
12Phil Karlson77USDirector
14Bruce Weintraub33USSet Decorator
17Harry M. Leonard85USSound Recordist
23Gina Kaus92AustriaScreenwriter
26Margarete Schön90GermanyActress, Director
28Renato Castellani72ItalyDirector, Writer
31Ricky Nelson45USActor, Singer
31Sam Spiegel84UKProducer

Film debuts

See also

References

  1. "1985 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
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