1975 in film


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The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.

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Events

  • March 26 - The film version of The Who's Tommy premieres in London.
  • July - In order to create the necessary special effects for his film, Star Wars, George Lucas forms Industrial Light and Magic.
  • August 14 - The cult classic film Rocky Horror Picture Show premieres in London.
  • Jaws becomes the first movie to ever gross US$100 million in North America, setting the standard for future blockbusters.
  • November 23 - Sneak Previews, the first American film review show, premieres and launches the careers of critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. They will remain a team, and a staple among film critics, through various programs for the next twenty-four years.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Jaws Universal Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss $260,000,000
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show* 20th Century Fox Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon $112,892,319
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif $108,981,275
4. Dog Day Afternoon Warner Brothers Al Pacino, John Cazale, Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning $50,000,000
5. Shampoo Columbia Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden $49,407,734
6. Tommy Columbia Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Jack Nicholson $20,170,000
7. Three Days of the Condor Paramount Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson $20,014,000
8. Funny Lady Columbia Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif $19,313,000
9. Nashville Paramount Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Karen Black, Michael Murphy, Barbara Harris $18,012,000
10. The Day of the Locust Paramount Karen Black, Donald Sutherland, William Atherton $17,793,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise), directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algeria

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Adoption (Örökbefogadás), directed by Márta Mészáros, Hungary

Awards

Category/Organization 33rd Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1976
56th BAFTA Awards
February 29, 1977
48th Academy Awards
March 29, 1976
Musical or Comedy Drama
Best Film The Sunshine Boys One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Director Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actor Walter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actress Ann-Margret
Tommy
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin
The Sunshine Boys
Brad Dourif
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys
Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro
Jacqueline Susann
Jodie Foster
Taxi Driver & Bugsy Malone
Lee Grant
Shampoo
Best Screenplay, Adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Best Screenplay, Original Dog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson

Films released in 1975

U.S. unless stated

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