1996 in film


1996 in film
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Major releases this year included Scream, Independence Day, Fargo, Trainspotting, The English Patient, Twister, Mars Attacks!, Jerry Maguire and a version of Evita starring Madonna.

Contents

Events

  • 20 September - 75-year-old English actor Sir Dirk Bogarde suffers a severe stroke. He continued to need a wheelchair until his death in 1999.
  • James Cameron officially begins writing future blockbuster and highest grossing film of all time, Avatar.

Top grossing films

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross
1. Independence Day Fox Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn, and Judd Hirsch Roland Emmerich $817,400,891
2. Twister Warner Bros./Universal Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, and Alan Ruck Jan de Bont $494,471,524
3. Mission: Impossible Paramount Tom Cruise Brian De Palma $457,696,359
4. The Rock Hollywood Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris Michael Bay $335,062,621
5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney Voices of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander, Mary Wickes, and Tony Jay Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale $325,338,851
6. 101 Dalmatians Disney Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels Stephen Herek $320,689,294
7. Ransom Touchstone Mel Gibson, Rene Russo Ron Howard $309,492,681
8. The Nutty Professor Universal Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Coburn Tom Shadyac $273,961,019
9. Jerry Maguire TriStar Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kelly Preston Cameron Crowe $273,552,592
10. Eraser Warner Bros. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan Chuck Russell $242,295,562

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The English Patient - J&M Entertainment, Miramax Films, Tiger Moth Productions
Best Director: Anthony Minghella - The English Patient
Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush - Shine
Best Actress: Frances McDormand - Fargo
Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr. - Jerry Maguire
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche - The English Patient
Best Foreign Language Film: Kolya (Kolja), directed by Jan Svěrák, Czech Republic

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The English Patient
Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush - Shine
Best Actress: Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Evita
Best Actor: Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire
Best Actress: Madonna - Evita
Other
Best Director: Milos Forman - The People vs. Larry Flynt
Best Foreign Language Film: Kolya, Czech Republic

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Secrets & Lies, directed by Mike Leigh, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Michael Collins, directed by Neil Jordan, U.K. / Ireland / U.S.A.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee, United States

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Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Virgil W. Vogel 76 USA Director, Film Editor The Mole PeopleThe Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm
7 William H. Clothier 92 USA Cinematographer The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceThe AlamoBig JakeMcLintock!The Cheyenne Social ClubRio Lobo
10 Al Silvani 85 USA Actor RockyThe GauntletEvery Which Way But Loose
13 Mark Herron 67 USA Actor 8 1/2Girl in Gold BootsEye of the Cat
19 Don Simpson 52 USA Producer Top GunThe RockBad BoysFlashdanceBeverly Hills Cop
21 William Larsen 68 USA Actor JFKHeaven Can WaitBeing There
February 2 Gene Kelly 83 USA Actor, Singer Singin' in the RainAn American in ParisXanaduOn the TownInherit the WindViva Knievel!
6 Patsy Smart 77 UK Actress The Elephant ManThe Pink Panther Strikes AgainElectric Dreams
13 Martin Balsam 76 USA Actor Psycho12 Angry MenBreakfast at Tiffany'sTora! Tora! Tora!Cape FearLittle Big ManThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three
13 Scott Beach 65 USA Actor Stand by MeMrs. DoubtfireAmerican GraffitiThe Right Stuff
15 McLean Stevenson 68 USA Actor The Cat from Outer SpaceThe Christian Licorice Store
16 Roger Bowen 63 USA Actor MASHWhat About Bob?Zapped!Tunnel VisionSteelyard Blues
25 Haing S. Ngor 55 Cambodia Actor The Killing FieldsMy LifeHeaven & Earth
March 4 Whit Bissell 86 USA Actor HudThe Magnificent SevenThe Defiant OnesThe Time MachineAirport
10 George Burns 100 USA Actor Oh God!The Sunshine BoysSgt. Pepper's Lonely HeartsRadioland MurdersHonolulu
16 Charlie Barnett 41 USA Actor D.C. CabNobody's Fool
28 Barbara McLean 92 USA Film Editor All About EveTwelve O'Clock HighThe RobeViva Zapata!The Desert Rats
April 5 Norman Rockett 84 USA Set Decorator Planet of the ApesTora! Tora! Tora!The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
6 Greer Garson 91 UK Actress Mrs. MiniverThe ChaseThe Singing NunRandom HarvestMadam CurieJulius Caesar
8 Ben Johnson 77 USA Actor The Last Picture ShowThe Wild BunchThe GetawayRed DawnAngels in the OutfieldTex
16 Lucille Bremer 79 USA Actress Meet Me in St. LouisZiegfeld Follies
21 Luigi Pistilli 66 Italy Actor The Good, the Bad and the UglyFor a Few Dollars MoreA Bay of BloodCagliostro
26 Stirling Silliphant 78 USA Screenwriter In the Heat of the NightThe Poseidon AdventureThe Towering InfernoOver the TopCharly
May 3 Jack Weston 71 USA Actor The Thomas Crown AffairDirty DancingIshtarThe Cincinnati Kid
19 Margaret Rawlings 89 Japan Actress Roman HolidayHands of the RipperFollow Me!
23 Patrick Cargill 77 UK Actor Father, Dear FatherHelp!Up PompeiiInspector Clouseau
29 Jennings Lang 81 USA Producer High Plains DrifterEarthquakeThe Front Page
29 Jeremy Sinden 45 UK Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeChariots of FireRosie Dixon - Night NurseThe Object of BeautyLet Him Have It
30 Natividad Vacío 83 USA Actor The Magnificent SevenThe Man with Two BrainsCheech and Chong's Next MovieThe Milagro Beanfield War
June 1 Michael Fox 75 USA Actor Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?The Longerst YardThe Beast from 20,000 FathomsThe Dunwich Horror
2 John Alton 94 Hungary Cinematographer An American in ParisFather of the BrideHe Walked by Night
3 Peter Glenville 82 USA Director BecketThe ComediansTerm of TrialSummer and Smoke
5 Vito Scotti 78 USA Actor The GodfatherThe AristocatsGet ShortyLoaded Weapon 1Chu Chu and the Philly FlashVon Ryan's Express
6 Marc de Jonge 47 France Actor Rambo IIIEmpire of the Sun
7 Percy Edwards 88 UK Actor LabyrinthThe Dark CrystalThe Island of AdventureThe Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
10 Jo Van Fleet 81 USA Actress Annie HallCool Hand LukeEast of EdenGunfight at the O.K. CorralThe Tenant
27 Albert R. Broccoli 87 USA Producer Dr. NoGoldfingerFrom Russia with LoveDiamonds Are ForeverMoonrakerChitty Chitty Bang BangOctopussy
July 1 Steve Tesich 53 Yugoslavia Screenwriter Breaking Away
13 Pandro S. Berman 91 USA Producer Father of the BrideTop HatA Patch of BlueJailhouse Rock
15 Dana Hill 32 USA Actress European VacationTom and Jerry: The MovieThe Hunchback of Notre DameJetsons: The MovieRover Dangerfield
21 Luana Anders 58 USA Actress Easy RiderThe Two JakesThe Last DetailDementia 13
24 Virginia Christine 76 USA Actress Guess Who's Coming to DinnerJudgment at NurembergInvasion of the Body SnatchersBilly the Kid vs. DraculaThe Cobweb
30 Claudette Colbert 92 France Actress It Happened One NightSince You Went AwayDrums Along the MohawkThe Palm Beach StoryTexas LadyThe Egg and IZazaSleep, My LoveFamily Honeymoon
August 3 Guido Alberti 86 Italy Actor 8 1/2Saving Grace
11 Charles McGregor 73 USA Actor Blazing SaddlesSuperflyBorn to WinThree the Hard Way
14 Bob Hannah 57 USA Actor Driving Miss DaisyThe Prince of TidesFried Green TomatoesCoal Miner's DaughterChattahoocheeCarny
15 Joe Seneca 77 USA Actor Kramer vs. KramerMalcolm XA Time to KillThe BlobSilveradoThe Taking of Pelham One Two ThreeCrossroadsMo' Better Blues
16 Miles Goodman 46 USA Composer Little Shop of HorrorsDunston Checks InWhat About Bob?Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe Muppet Christmas CarolBlankmanTeen Wolf
September 7 Bibi Besch 56 Austria Actress Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanSteel MagnoliasTremorsMy FamilyMeteor
7 Joseph F. Biroc 93 USA Cinematographer It's a Wonderful LifeAirplane!Escape from the Planet of the ApesThe Grissom Gang
10 Joanne Dru 74 USA Actress All the King's MenShe Wore a Yellow RibbonRed River
13 Tupac Shakur 25 USA Singer, Actor JuicePoetic JusticeAbove the RimGridlock'd
22 Dorothy Lamour 81 USA Actress Road to MoroccoThe Greatest Show on EarthCreepshow 2Road to RioRoad to Utopia
30 George Zuckerman 80 USA Screenwriter Written on the WindThe Tarnished Angels
October 4 Stephen J. Friedman 59 USA Producer The Last Picture ShowSlap ShotEnemy MineThe Big EasyThere Goes the Neighborhood
8 William Prince 83 UK Actor NetworkFamily PlotSpies Like UsCyrano de Bergerac
16 Jason Bernard 58 USA Actor Liar LiarWhile You Were SleepingNo Way OutWarGames
30 John Young 80 UK Actor Monty Python and the Holy GrailChariots of FireTime BanditsThe Wicker Man
November 12 Peter Leeds 79 USA Actor The Last Time I Saw ParisLove Me or Leave Me
22 Mark Lenard 72 USA Actor Star Trek: The Motion PictureAnnie HallHang 'Em High
29 Jordan Cronenweth 61 USA Cinematographer Blade RunnerPeggy Sue Got MarriedAltered StatesFinal Analysis
December 8 Howard E. Rollins, Jr. 46 USA Actor RagtimeA Soldier's Story
12 Larry Gates 81 USA Actor In the Heat of the NightInvasion of the Body SnatchersCat on a Hot Tin RoofFunny LadyLeonard Part 6AirportThe Sand Pebbles
19 Marcello Mastroianni 72 Italy Actor 8 1/2
20 Carl Sagan 62 USA Author, Screenwriter Contact
28 Edward Carfagno 67 USA Art Director Ben-HurSoylent GreenSpeedRichie RichRamboExecutive Decision

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