1998 in film


1998 in film
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Events

  • February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein.
  • Former child star Gary Coleman is charged with assaulting a young female bus driver at a California shopping mall.

Top grossing films

Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 1998; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year. The top ten films of 1998 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK), and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:

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1998 Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross U.S/Canada Gross U.K. Gross Australia Gross
1. Armageddon Touchstone

$553,709,788

$201,578,182 £16,401,954 $14,316,211
2. Saving Private Ryan Dreamworks/Paramount $481,840,909 $216,540,909 £18,740,016 $24,172,708
3. Godzilla TriStar $379,014,294 $136,314,294 £15,920,578 $13,496,649
4. There's Something About Mary Fox $369,884,651 $176,484,651 £15,665,386 $20,007,019
5. A Bug's Life Disney/Pixar $363,398,565 $162,798,565 £28,824,239 $20,131,422
6. Deep Impact DreamWorks/Paramount $349,464,664 $140,464,664 £10,157,326 $16,929,903
7. Mulan Disney $304,320,254 $120,620,254 £9,454,609 $4,776,349
8. Dr. Dolittle Fox $294,456,605 $144,156,605 £19,671,348 $16,617,575
9. Shakespeare in Love Miramax/Universal $289,317,794 $100,317,794 '£20,080,703 $12,009,367
10. Lethal Weapon 4 Warner Bros. $285,444,603 $130,444,603 £7,006,948 $10,998,583


As of December 9, 2008, 38 films released in 1998 have grossed more than $100 million. Two films have grossed more than $400 million.

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For a complete list of 1998's top-grossing films, follow these links:

Awards events

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera), directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greece / France / Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Way We Laughed (Così ridevano), directed by Gianni Amelio, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Central do Brasil (Central Station), directed by Walter Salles, Brazil / France

Awards

Category/Organization 56th Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1999
71st Academy Awards
March 21, 1999
51st BAFTA Awards
April 11, 1999
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Saving Private Ryan Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love
Best Director Steven Spielberg
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg
Saving Private Ryan
Peter Weir
The Truman Show
Best Actor Jim Carrey
The Truman Show
Michael Caine
Little Voice
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Life is Beautiful
Best Actress Cate Blanchett
Elizabeth
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Gwyneth Paltrow
Shakespeare in Love
Cate Blanchett
Elizabeth
Best Supporting Actor Ed Harris
The Truman Show
James Coburn
Affliction
Geoffrey Rush
Elizabeth
Best Supporting Actress Lynn Redgrave
Gods and Monsters
Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love
Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love
Best Screenplay, Adapted Shakespeare in Love
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Gods and Monsters
Bill Condon
Primary Colors
Elaine May
Best Screenplay, Original Shakespeare in Love
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
The Truman Show
Andrew Niccol
Best Foreign Language Film Central Station
(Central do Brasil)
Life is Beautiful
(La vita è bella)
Central Station
(Central do Brasil)

Films released in 1998

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Births

  • April 9 - Elle Fanning, actress. United States.
  • April 24 - Ryan Newman, actress. United States.
  • July 8 - Jaden Smith, actor. United States.
  • June 19 - Atticus Shaffer, actor. United States.
  • July 22 - Madison Pettis, actress. United States.
  • July 24 - Bindi Irwin, actress. Australia.
  • July 28 - Sasha Meneghel, actress. Brazil. (to see her profile you have to enter in the Wikipedia in Portuguese)
  • July 31 - Rico Rodriguez II, actor. United States.
  • November 23 - Bradley Steven Perry, actor. United States.

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Mae Questel 89 USA Actress, Voice of Betty Boop, Olive Oyl Who Framed Roger RabbitFunny GirlChristmas Vacation
5 Sonny Bono 62 USA Singer, Actor HairsprayAirplane II: The SequelTrollEscape to AthenaUnder the BoardwalkDirty Laundry
6 Walter Barnes 79 USA Actor Every Which Way But LoosePete's DragonHigh Plains Drifter
6 Murray Salem 47 USA Actor, Screenwriter Kindergarten CopThe Spy Who Loved Me
24 Jack Lord 77 USA Actor Dr. NoGod's Little AcreThe Vagabond KingThe Hangman
28 Jim Bohan 52 USA Actor American GraffitiPunishment Park
February 1 Jack T. Collis 75 USA Art Director Magnum ForceThe Last TycoonExorcist II: The HereticSave the TigerBorn RecklessThe Delta Factor
5 Douglas Gamley 73 Australia Composer, Conductor TronEnigmaThe City of the DeadThe Land That Time Forgot
23 Chuck Hayward 89 UK Actor The Blues BrothersThe Longest YardRooster CogburnCharlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon QueenThe Frisco Kid
24 Henny Youngman 91 UK Comedian, Actor History of the World: Part IGoodfellas
27 J.T. Walsh 54 USA Actor Sling BladePleasantvilleA Few Good MenHannah and Her SistersThe NegotiatorMiracle on 34th StreetNixonGood Morning, VietnamExecutive DecisionLoaded Weapon 1The Russia HouseBackdraftHoffaBlue Chips
March 5 Donald Woods 91 Canada Actor True GritDimension 5Kissin' Cousins13 Ghosts
10 Lloyd Bridges 85 USA Actor High NoonAirplane!Hot Shots!The Fifth MusketeerThe RainmakerRocketship X-M
10 Bill Alton 73 USA Actor Sweet Lorraine
April 1 Lucille Norman 76 USA Actress Carson CityPainting the Clouds with SunshineFor Me and My Gal
3 Charles Lang 96 USA Cinematographer Some Like It HotThe Magnificent SevenSabrinaCharadeBob & Carol & Ted & AliceOne-Eyed JacksBlue Hawaii40 Carats
11 Rodney Harvey 30 USA Actor My Own Private IdahoGuncrazyFive CornersSalsa
28 Jerome Bixby 75 USA Screenwriter Twilight Zone: The MovieFantastic VoyageThe Man from Earth
May 2 Maidie Norman 85 USA Actress Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Halloween III: Season of the WitchWritten on the WindAirport '77
11 Gene Fowler Jr. 80 USA Film Editor It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldHang 'Em HighA Man Called JorseSkatetown, U.S.A.Captain Scarface
14 Frank Sinatra 82 USA Singer, Actor From Here to EternityThe Manchurian CandidateOcean's ElevenTony RomeRobin and the 7 HoodsGuys and Dolls
15 Linwood G. Dunn 93 USA Visual Effects Artist West Side Story2001: A Space OdysseyThe Great Race
20 Wolf Mankowitz 73 UK Screenwriter Casino RoyaleA Kid for Two Farthings
21 Douglas Fowley 86 USA Actor Singin' in the RainMighty Joe YoungBattleground
28 Phil Hartman 49 USA Actor, Comedian Pee-wee's Big AdventureJingle All the WaySmall SoldiersGreedyThree AmigosFletch LivesConeheadsSgt. BilkoThe Brave Little ToasterCheech & Chong's Next MovieThe PagemasterSo I Married an Axe Murderer
June 1 Darwin Joston 60 USA Actor Assault on Precinct 13EraserheadThe FogWild at Heart
4 Josephine Hutchinson 94 USA Actress North by NorthwestThe Story of Louis PasteurSon of FrankensteinNevada SmithAdventure in Baltimore
5 Jeanette Nolan 85 USA Actress The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceThe Fox and the HoundThe Horse WhispererCloak & Dagger
12 Theresa Merritt 73 USA Actress Billy MadisonThe WizThe Goodbye GirlHome FriesAll That Jazz
23 Maureen O'Sullivan 87 USA Actress The Thin ManTarzan's New York AdventurePeggy Sue Got MarriedThe Tall T
24 Ken Barker 69 UK Stuntman BatmanWillowRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesAn American Werewolf in LondonSuperman III
July 4 Gregg Burge 40 USA Actor A Chorus LineSchool Daze
6 Roy Rogers 86 USA Actor Bells of San AngeloMackintosh and T.J.Son of PalefaceMy Pal TriggerUnder California Stars
10 William Preston 76 USA Actor The Fisher KingWaterworldJoe's ApartmentFar and AwayThe CrucibleThe Exorcist III
16 Leigh Brown 59 USA Screenwriter A Christmas StoryIt Runs in the Family
17 Joseph Maher 64 Ireland Actor Mars Attacks!In & OutThe Out-of-TownersMy Stepmother Is an AlienSister ActI.Q.
21 Robert Young 91 USA Actor CrossfireThat Forsyte WomanClaudia and DavidThe Enchanted Cottage
22 Don Dunphy 90 USA Announcer, Actor Raging BullThe FighterBananasMatilda
28 Lenny McLean 49 UK Actor Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsThe Fifth ElementMy Cousin Vinny
29 O.Z. Whitehead 87 USA Actor The Lion in WinterThe Grapes of WrathRally 'Round the Flag, Boys!The Romance of Rosy Ridge
August 16 Phil Leeds 82 USA Actor GhostRosemary's BabyFrankie and JohnnieKrippendorf's TribeSoapdishBeachesHistory of the World: Part I
18 Persis Khambatta 49 India Actress Star Trek: The Motion PictureNighthawksShe-Wolves of the Wasteland
24 E. G. Marshall 84 USA Actor 12 Angry MenThe Caine MutinyNixonTora! Tora! Tora!Christmas VacationSuperman IICreepshowBroken Lance
24 Gene Page 58 USA Composer BlaculaBrewster McCloudThings Are Tough All Over
September 2 Fernando Carrere 87 Mexico Art Director The Great EscapeThe Pink PantherOn the BeachThe Defiant OnesJack the Giant Killer
6 Akira Kurosawa 88 Japan Screenwriter Seven Samurai
8 Leonid Kinskey 95 Russia Actor CasablancaDuck SoupThe Man with the Golden Arm
19 Patricia Hayes 88 UK Actress A Fish Called WandaWillowThe Neverending StoryLittle DorritDanger on Dartmoor
October 3 Roddy McDowall 70 USA Actor Planet of the ApesThe Poseidon AdventureA Bug's LifeBedknobs and BroomsticksThe Greatest Story Ever ToldThat Darn Cat!
22 Eric Ambler 89 UK Screenwriter A Night to RememberTopkapiThe Way Ahead
28 James Goldman 71 USA Screenwriter The Lion in WinterThey Might Be Giants
November 4 Vincent Winter 50 UK Production Manager Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomSupermanThe Color PurpleFor Your Eyes OnlySanta Claus
9 Ursula Reit 84 Germany Actress Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
17 Dick O'Neill 70 USA Actor The Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeThe JerkPrizzi's HonorThe Mosquito CoastWolfen
17 Esther Rolle 78 USA Actress Driving Miss DaisyRosewoodCape Fear
19 Alan J. Pakula 70 USA Producer All the President's MenTo Kill a MockingbirdThe Pelican BriefSophie's ChoicePresumed InnocentKlute
22 Nicky Blair 72 USA Actor The Godfather Part IIIRocky VA Bronx TaleNew YorkViva Las Vegas
25 Enrico Sabbatini 66 Italy Costume Designer Seven Years in TibetThe MissionCutthroat Island
25 Flip Wilson 64 USA Comedian, Actor Skatetown, U.S.A.The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
December 1 Freddie Young 96 UK Cinematographer Lawrence of ArabiaDoctor ZhivagoYou Only Live TwiceRyan's DaughterLord Jim
14 Norman Fell 74 USA Actor The GraduateBullittCleopatra Jones and the Casino of GoldAirport 1975The Stone KillerCharley VarrickCatch-22
20 Irene Hervey 89 USA Actress Play Misty for MeCactus Flower
25 Richard Paul 58 USA Actor The People vs. Larry FlyntEating RaoulThe Independent
26 Hurd Hatfield 81 USA Actor The Boston StranglerEl CidKing of KingsRichie RichVon Richthofen and Brown
29 Don Taylor 81 USA Director The Final CountdownDamien: Omen IIEscape from the Planet of the ApesThe Island of Dr. Moreau

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