1999 in film


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The year 1999 in film involved several noteworthy events and has been called "The Year That Changed Movies".[1] Several significant feature films, including Stanley Kubrick's final film Eyes Wide Shut, Pedro Almodóvar's first Oscar-winning film All About My Mother, science fiction The Matrix, Deep Canvas-pioneering Tarzan, Best Picture-winner American Beauty, critically acclaimed animated works The Iron Giant, Toy Story 2 and South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's breakout film Being John Malkovich, M. Night Shyamalan's breakout hit The Sixth Sense, the controversial Fight Club, and the first installment of George Lucas' Star Wars prequel trilogy were released this year.

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Events

Top grossing films

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 1999; 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 1999 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK) and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:

1999 Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross U.S/Canada Gross U.K. Gross Australia Gross
1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Fox/Lucasfilm $924,317,558 $431,088,301 £50,734,924 $38,828,310
2. The Sixth Sense Hollywood $672,806,292 $293,506,292 £25,407,279 $29,298,667
3. Toy Story 2 Disney/Pixar $485,015,179 $245,852,179 £43,294,228 $20,131,422
4. The Matrix Warner Bros. $460,379,930 $171,479,930 £25,918,842 $23,160,219
5. Tarzan Disney $448,191,819 $171,091,819 £17,694,331 $11,399,994
6. The Mummy Universal $415,933,406 $155,385,488 £17,362,781 $18,107,396
7. Notting Hill Polygram $363,889,678 $116,089,678 £30,403,825 $20,831,399
8. The World Is Not Enough MGM $361,832,400 $126,943,684 £28,367,515 $14,168,737
9. American Beauty DreamWorks $356,296,601 $130,096,601 £21,261,601 $19,016,237
10. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me New Line $312,016,858 $206,040,086 £25,635,589 $22,380,168


As of December 9, 2008, forty films released in 1999 have grossed more than $100 million, reaching blockbuster status. Six films have grossed more than $400 million, reaching "international blockbuster motion picture" status. One film (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace) has grossed more than $900 million, making it the 12th highest grossing film in history. And it was the first time that over five films released in one year reached IBMP status (Only 4 films released in 1990 made IBMP status).

For a complete list of 1999's top-grossing films, follow these links:

Awards

Category/Organization 57th Golden Globe Awards
January 23, 2000
53rd BAFTA Awards
April 9, 2000
72nd Academy Awards
March 26, 2000
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film American Beauty Toy Story 2 American Beauty American Beauty
Best Director Sam Mendes
American Beauty
Pedro Almodóvar
All About My Mother
Sam Mendes
American Beauty
Best Actor Denzel Washington
The Hurricane
Jim Carrey
Man on the Moon
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Best Actress Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Janet McTeer
Tumbleweeds
Annette Bening
American Beauty
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Best Supporting Actor Tom Cruise
Magnolia
Jude Law
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Michael Caine
The Cider House Rules
Best Supporting Actress Angelina Jolie
Girl, Interrupted
Maggie Smith
Tea with Mussolini
Angelina Jolie
Girl, Interrupted
Best Screenplay, Adapted American Beauty
Alan Ball
The End of the Affair
Neil Jordan
The Cider House Rules
John Irving
Best Screenplay, Original Being John Malkovich
Charlie Kaufman
American Beauty
Alan Ball
Best Score The Legend of 1900
Ennio Morricone
American Beauty
Thomas Newman
The Red Violin
John Corigliano
Best Foreign Language Film All About My Mother All About My Mother All About My Mother

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Rosetta, directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, France / Belgium

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao), directed by Zhang Yimou, China

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, Canada / U.S.A.

Films released in 1999

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Births

October 15: Bailee Madison, actress

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Iron Eyes Cody 91 USA Actor Ernest Goes to CampA Man Called HorseSon of PalefaceGrayeagle
12 Betty Lou Gerson 84 USA Actress One Hundred and One DalmatiansThe FlyCats Don't DanceThe Red Menace
22 John Bloom 54 UK Actor Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryThe Great OutdoorsDracula vs. FrankensteinBachelor PartyHarry and the HendersonsRunaway TrainThe Hills Have Eyes Part II
30 Ed Herlihy 89 USA Actor Who Framed Roger RabbitThe King of ComedyPee-wee's Big AdventureMalcolm XPolice Academy 2: Their First Assignment
February 6 Danny Dayton 75 USA Actor Ed WoodThe Sting IILove at First BiteRock 'n' Roll High School ForeverGuys and Dolls
7 Bobby Troup 80 USA Actor, Singer MASHThe Five PenniesThe Gene Krupa Story
17 Sunshine Parker 71 USA Actress TremorsRoad HouseOh, God! Book IILove at Large
March 4 Del Close 64 USA Actor Ferris Bueller's Day OffThe UntouchablesAmerican GraffitiNext of KinThe Blob
5 Richard Kiley 76 USA Actor Patch AdamsHoward the DuckPhenomenonLooking for Mr. Goodbar
7 Stanley Kubrick 70 USA Director, Screenwriter 2001: A Space OdysseyFull Metal JacketDr. StrangeloveA Clockwork OrangeSpartacusThe ShiningLolitaEyes Wide ShutBarry Lyndon
13 Garson Kanin 86 USA Actor Adam's RibPat and MikeBorn Yesterday
17 Ernest Gold 77 Austria Composer, Conductor It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldJudgment at NurembergExodusFun with Dick and JaneSafari 3000Cross of Iron
20 Mickey S. Michaels 67 USA Set Decorator The Hunt for Red OctoberClear and Present DangerThe Naked Gun 2 1/2Psycho IIICrimson Tide
22 David Strickland 29 USA Actor Forces of NatureObject of Obsession
28 Gil Perkins 91 Australia Actor BatmanRaging BullWalking TallThe Alamo
April 4 Bob Peck 53 UK Actor Jurassic ParkLord of the FliesSlipstreamThe Kitchen TotoFairyTale: A True StorySurviving Picasso
9 Albert Popwell 72 USA Actor Sudden ImpactThe EnforcerCleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
13 Don McGuire 80 USA Actor, Screenwriter TootsieCongo BillJohnny ConchoDial 1119
14 Roy Chiao 72 China Actor Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomBloodsportDragons Forever
14 Ellen Corby 87 USA Actress VertigoShaneSabrinaThe Glass Bottom BoatVisit to a Small PlanetThe Seventh Sin
16 Rudi Fehr 87 Germany Film Editor Dial M for MurderPrizzi's HonorKey LargoHouse of Wax
16 Zoe Lund 37 USA Actress Bad LieutenantSpecial Effects
22 Bert Remsen 74 USA Actor The BodyguardNashvilleMaverickDick TracyPlaces in the HeartPork Chop Hill
May 2 Augie Blunt 69 USA Actor GhostLifeThe American President
2 Oliver Reed 62 UK Actor Oliver!GladiatorTommyFunny BonesThe Three MusketeersThe Hunting Party
8 Ed Gilbert 67 USA Voice Actor The Little MermaidBatman: Mask of the PhantasmThe PagemasterThe Transformers: The Movie
8 Dana Plato 34 USA Actress California SuiteExorcist II: The Heretic
14 Jerry Wunderlich 73 USA Set Decorator The ExorcistWargamesOrdinary PeopleThe Goodbye Girl
21 Norman Rossington 70 UK Actor A Hard Day's NightThe Longest Day
June 11 DeForest Kelley 79 USA Actor Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek: The Motion PictureWacoStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeWarlock
13 Douglas Seale 85 UK Actor AladdinAmadeusErnest Saves ChristmasGhostbusters IIThe Rescuers Down Under
27 Bobs Watson 68 USA Actor Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Boys TownGrand Theft AutoKentucky
28 John Stears 64 UK Special Effects Artist Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeGoldfingerThe Mask of ZorroFrom Russia with LoveHopscotch
29 Allan Carr 62 USA Producer GreaseCan't Stop the MusicCloak & Dagger
July 1 Sylvia Sidney 88 USA Actress CinderellaMars Attacks!Blood on the SunBeetlejuiceYou Only Live OnceFuryDamien: Omen II
2 Mario Puzo 78 USA Author, Screenwriter The GodfatherSupermanEarthquake
4 Ronny Graham 79 USA Screenwriter, Actor SpaceballsTo Be or Not to BeHistory of the World: Part ILife Stinks
17 Patricia Zipprodt 74 USA Costume Designer The Graduate1776Last of the Mobile Hot Shots
August 7 Brion James 54 USA Actor Blade RunnerThe Fifth Element48 Hrs.Tango & CashRed HeatSteel DawnBound for GloryThe Jazz SingerCorvette Summer
23 Norman Wexler 73 USA Screenwriter Saturday Night FeverSerpicoRaw DealStaying AliveJoe
September 9 Ruth Roman 76 USA Actress Strangers on a TrainThe Far CountryChampionDay of the Animals
14 Charles Crichton 89 USA Director, Film Editor A Fish Called WandaThe Third SecretThe Lavender Hill Mob
18 Harold F. Kress 86 USA Film Editor The Towering InfernoThe Poseidon AdventureHow the West Was WonGatorLuvMrs. Miniver
22 George C. Scott 71 USA Actor PattonDr. StrangeloveThe HustlerThe Exorcist IIITapsFirestarterThe ChangelingThe HindenburgThe Yellow Rolls-Royce
October 5 Wilt Chamberlain 63 USA Actor Conan the DestroyerAny Given Sunday
14 Richard B. Shull 70 USA Actor KluteSplashTrapped in ParadiseSeize the DayPrivate PartsHouseSitter
16 Jean Shepherd 78 USA Actor A Christmas StoryIt Runs in the Family
19 Paddi Edwards 67 USA Actress The Little MermaidHerculesGhostbustersHalloween III: Season of the Witch
22 Jan Davis 58 USA Stuntman WaterworldSpace CowboysPoint BreakCongo
26 Hoyt Axton 61 USA Singer, Actor GremlinsLiar's MoonThe Black StallionWe're No AngelsDeadline Auto Theft
November 3 Ian Bannen 71 UK Actor BraveheartGandhiWaking NedGhost Dad
4 David Shaber 70 USA Screenwriter The WarriorsNighthawksFlight of the IntruderRolloverThose Lips, Those Eyes
9 Mabel King 66 USA Actress The JerkScroogedThe WizWhat's Happening!!The Gong Show MovieGanja & Hess
11 Mary Kay Bergman 38 USA Actress, Voice Actress South Park: Bigger, Longer & UncutBeauty and the BeastThe Hunchback of Notre DameHercules
21 Ralph Foody 71 USA Actor Home AloneThe Blues BrothersCode of SilenceRaw Deal
December 3 Madeline Kahn 57 USA Actress Blazing SaddlesPaper MoonYoung FrankensteinA Bug's LifeClueAn American TailThe Muppet MovieNixonCity HeatMixed Nuts
19 Desmond Llewelyn 85 UK Actor GoldeneyeThunderballTomorrow Never DiesLicence to KillChitty Chitty Bang BangGoldfingerFrom Russia with LoveThe World Is Not Enough
21 Frank Stanley 77 USA Cinematographer Magnum Force10Grease 2Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
23 Lois Hamilton 56 USA Actress StripesThe Cannonball RunSummer Rental
25 Peter Jeffrey 70 UK Actor Midnight ExpressThe Return of the Pink PantherThe Adventures of Baron MunchausenThe Abominable Dr. PhibesBritannia Hospital
26 Curtis Mayfield 57 USA Singer, Composer, Actor Super FlySgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
27 Michael McDowell 49 USA Screenwriter BeetlejuiceThe Nightmare Before ChristmasThinnerTales from the Darkside: The Movie

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ Entertainment Weekly, Nov 26, 1999

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