1994 in film


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1994 was a significant year in film.

The top grosser worldwide was The Lion King, which to date stands as the highest-grossing traditionally-animated film of all time. Domestically in North America, it was slightly overtaken by Forrest Gump, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and a second consecutive Academy Award for Best Actor for Tom Hanks.

There were also several popular action films, including Speed and True Lies. In the comedy realm, there was The Mask and Four Weddings and a Funeral, the latter of which shocked Forrest Gump to win the BAFTA award for Best Film. 1994 also featured the watershed Quentin Tarantino film and Palme d'Or winner, Pulp Fiction.

Although a box office disappointment when originally released, 1994's The Shawshank Redemption, based on a Stephen King short story, would eventually become regarded as one of the films considered the greatest ever.

Additionally, Hoop Dreams, a documentary that follows the story of two African-American high school students in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players, received high critical and popular acclaim and is generally considered one of the best documentary films ever made.

In Blackburn, England, the discovery of approximately 800 well-preserved nitrate negatives shot by the British film pioneers Mitchell and Kenyon, active from 1897 to 1913 but previously known for only a handful of surviving titles, became a major contribution to early cinema.

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Top grossing films

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Worldwide
1. The Lion King Disney voices of Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers $898,403,776
2. Forrest Gump Paramount Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field Robert Zemeckis $677,387,716
3. True Lies Fox Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis James Cameron $378,882,411
4. The Mask New Line Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz Chuck Russell $351,583,407
5. Speed Fox Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper Jan de Bont $350,448,145
6. The Flintstones Universal John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor Brian Levant $341,631,208
7. Dumb and Dumber New Line Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly $247,275,374
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral Gramercy/Polygram Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell Mike Newell $245,700,832
9. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Geffen/Warner Bros. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater Neil Jordan $223,664,608
10. Clear and Present Danger Paramount Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones Phillip Noyce $215,887,717

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Forrest Gump - Paramount Pictures
Best Director: Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump
Best Actor: Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
Best Actress: Jessica Lange - Blue Sky
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau - Ed Wood
Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest - Bullets Over Broadway
Best Foreign Language Film: Burnt by the Sun (Utomlyonnye solntsem), directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, France / Russia

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Forrest Gump
Best Actor: Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
Best Actress: Jessica Lange - Blue Sky
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Lion King
Best Actor: Hugh Grant - Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis - True Lies
Other
Best Director: Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump
Best Foreign Language Film: Farinelli Il Castrato, Belgium

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vive L'Amour (Aiqing wansui), directed by Tsai Ming-liang,
Pred doždot (Before The Rain), directed by Milčo Mančevski,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan, U.K. / Ireland

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Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Cesar Romero 86 USA Actor BatmanThe Thin ManThe Little PrincessPassport to Danger
7 Llewellyn Rees 92 UK Actor A Fish Called WandaWithnail & IDead Cert
8 Pat Buttram 78 USA Actor Back to the Future Part IIIRobin HoodWho Framed Roger RabbitThe Aristocats . The Fox and the HoundThe RescuersA Goofy Movie
9 Madge Ryan 75 Australia Actress A Clockwork OrangeFrenzyWho Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?Upstairs and Downstairs
12 Samuel Bronston 85 Moldova Producer El CidKing of Kings55 Days at Peking
19 Kenneth Utt 72 USA Producer, Production Manager The Silence of the LambsPhiladelphiaMidnight CowboyThe French ConnectionMarried to the MobAll That JazzGladiatorThe Wiz
22 Telly Savalas 72 USA Actor On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceCape FearKelly's HeroesThe Dirty DozenBirdman of AlcatrazCannonball Run IIEscape to AthenaBeyond the Poseidon Adventure
27 Claude Akins 67 USA Actor Rio BravoBattle for the Planet of the ApesA Man Called Sledge
28 Hal Smith 77 USA Actor, Voice Actor Beauty and the BeastAn American TailOklahoma CrudeThe Three Stooges Meet Hercules
February 1 Olan Soule 84 USA Actor The Towering InfernoThe Shaggy D.A.Homicide
6 Joseph Cotten 88 USA Actor Citizen KaneThe Third ManShadow of a DoubtHeaven's GateConcorde Affaire '79Soylent GreenThe Oscar
11 Sorrell Booke 64 USA Actor What's Up, Doc?Rock-a-DoodleFail-Safe
11 William Conrad 73 USA Actor Hudson HawkThe Killers
15 Tiger Haynes 86 USA Actor AwakeningsMoscow on the HudsonThe Mosquito CoastTimes Square
24 Dinah Shore 77 USA Singer, Actress Aaron Slick from Punkin CrickTill the Clouds Roll ByFun & Fancy Free
March 4 John Candy 43 Canada Actor, Comedian SpaceballsHome AloneCanadian BaconSummer RentalPlanes, Trains and AutomobilesUncle BuckJFK1941Cool RunningsHeavy MetalNational Lampoon's Vacation
8 John Ewart 66 Australia Actor Hurricane SmithFrog DreamingNewsfront
17 Mai Zetterling 68 Sweden Actor The WitchesHidden AgendaFaces in the DarkJet Storm
21 Dack Rambo 52 USA Actor Which Way to the Front?Ultra Warrior
23 Paula Trueman 93 USA Actress The Outlaw Josey WalesDirty DancingMoonstruckAnnie HallPaint Your WagonThe Stepford Wives
29 John Dee 80 USA Actor Adventures in BabysittingMrs. SoffelTribute
April 20 Dennis Cleveland Stewart 46 USA Actor GreaseSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandCop
22 Richard Nixon 81 USA Actor, 37th President of the United States Forrest GumpAll the President's Men
27 Lynne Frederick 39 UK Actress Voyage of the DamnedPhase IVNicholas and AlexandraHenry VIII and His Six Wives
30 Chris Butler 41 USA Set Decorator ChaplinBill and Ted's Bogus JourneyPrizzi's HonorPostcards from the EdgeL.A. StoryAbout Last Night...
May 6 Fred Sadoff 67 USA Actor The Poseidon AdventurePapillonCinderella LibertyThe Terminal Man
8 George Peppard 65 USA Actor Breakfast at Tiffany'sThe Blue MaxHow the West Was WonThe TigressThe Groundstar ConspiracyThe CarpetbaggersPork Chop HillHome from the HillRough Night in Jericho
11 Timothy Carey 65 USA Actor Paths of GloryOne-Eyed JacksThe KillingD.C. Cab
15 Royal Dano 71 UK Actor The Outlaw Josey WalesThe Right StuffThe Trouble with HarrySomething Wicked This Way ComesTake This Job and Shove It
16 Alain Cuny 85 France Actor Les Visiteurs du soirLes AmantsLa dolce vitaSatyricon
24 Oscar Saul 81 USA Screenwriter A Streetcar Named DesireMajor DundeeThe Silencers
June 4 Stephen McNally 80 USA Actor Johnny BelindaWinchester '73No Way OutHi-Riders
6 Barry Sullivan 81 USA Actor The Bad and the BeautifulPayment on DemandA Life of Her OwnEarthquake
7 Dennis Potter 59 UK Screenwriter The Singing DetectivePennies from HeavenGorky Park
12 Chris Latta 44 USA Actor The Transformers: The MovieStop! Or My Mom Will ShootRoad HouseRover DangerfieldBlue Desert
13 Eileen Way 82 UK Actress The VikingsQueen of Hearts
July 1 Dominic Lucero 26 USA Dancer, Actor NewsiesStand and DeliverMac and MeFaith
6 Cameron Mitchell 75 USA Actor CarouselHatemanJack-O
8 Dick Sargent 64 USA Actor Operation PetticoatThat Touch of MinkTeen WitchThe Clonus HorrorHardcore
14 Eric Linden 84 USA Actor Gone with the WindA Family AffairHere's Flash Casey
August 2 Bert Freed 74 USA Actor Bert FreedHang 'Em HighWhatever Happened to Baby Jane?Where the Sidewalk EndsNorma RaeEvel Knievel
3 John Zenda 50 USA Actor Halloween IIBad BoysColors
7 Robert Hutton 74 USA Actor They Came from Beyond SpaceCinderfellaThe Steel HelmetThe Slime People
11 Peter Cushing 78 UK Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeTop Secret!DraculaAsylumFrankenstein and the Monster from Hell
11 Red Mitchell 33 USA Actor JFK
16 John Doucette 73 USA Actor PattonTrue GritThe Last Time I Saw ParisOff The Mark
September 7 Godfrey Quigley 71 Israel Actor A Clockwork OrangeBarry LyndonGet CarterAll Dogs Go to HeavenEducating Rita
7 Dennis Morgan 85 USA Actor Christmas in ConnecticutGod Is My Co-PilotKitty FoylePerfect StrangersThe Desert Song
7 Terence Young 79 China Director Dr. NoThunderballFrom Russia with Love
9 Charles Drake 76 USA Actor HarveyIt Came from Outer SpaceThe Glenn Miller StoryThe Arrangement
9 Patrick O'Neal 66 USA Actor Under SiegeThe Way We WereFor the BoysLike Father Like SonThe Stepford WivesEl Condor
11 Jessica Tandy 85 UK Actress Driving Miss DaisyCocoonThe BirdsFried Green TomatoesNobody's FoolDragonwyckThe BostoniansThe World According to Garp
12 Tom Ewell 85 USA Actor Adam's RibThe Seven Year ItchBarettaEasy Money
16 Jack Dodson 63 USA Actor Thunderbolt and LightfootThe GetawayPat Garrett & Billy the Kid
17 Iris Adrian 82 USA Actress The Odd CoupleThe Love BugThe PalefaceFreaky FridayGus
30 Sydney Walker 73 USA Actress Mrs. DoubtfireLove StoryPrelude to a KissGetting Even with Dad
October 3 Dub Taylor 87 USA Actor Bonnie & ClydeMaverickBack to the Future Part IIIThe Wild BunchThe Shakiest Gun in the WestGator
7 James Hill 75 UK Director Born FreeBlack Beauty
16 Peter Bromilow 61 UK Actor Wild at HeartHighlander II: The QuickeningCamelotMy Stepmother is an AlienHard Ticket to Hawaii
20 Burt Lancaster 80 USA Actor From Here to EternityJudgement at NurembergField of DreamsElmer GantryAirportBirdman of AlcatrazAtlantic CityZulu DawnThe Rose TattooGunfight at the O.K. CorralSeparate Table
23 Robert Lansing 66 USA Actor Empire of the AntsNamu, the Killer WhaleBittersweet LoveThe Grissom GangUnder the Yum Yum Tree
24 Raúl Juliá 54 Puerto Rico Actor The Addams FamilyThe RookieStreet FighterPresumed InnocentKiss of the Spider WomanThe Panic in Needle ParkThe Gumball Rally
25 Mildred Natwick 89 USA Actress Dangerous LiasonsThe Trouble with HarryBarefoot in the ParkThe Quiet Man
November 7 Carleton Young 89 USA Actor The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
8 Michael O'Donoghue 54 USA Screenwriter, Actor ScroogedWall StreetSavagesMr. Mike's Mondo VideoThe Suicide Club
9 Richard Rust 54 USA Actor Walk on the Wild SideHomicidalComanche StationThe Last Movie
11 Ernest Clark 82 UK Actor GandhiMemed, My HawkAttack on the Iron Coast
14 Tom Villard 40 USA Actor My GirlHeartbreak RidgeGrease 2PopcornShakes the Clown
30 Lionel Stander 86 USA Actor Once Upon a Time in the WestNew York, New YorkMr. Deeds Goes to Town1941
December 5 Günter Meisner 68 Germany Actor Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryThe Boys from BrazilIn a Glass Cage
6 Gian Maria Volonté 61 Italy Actor A Fistful of DollarsSacco & VanzettiFor a Few Dollars MoreInvestigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
18 Lilia Skala 98 Hungary Actress Lilies of the FieldFlashdanceCharlyRoselandHouse of Games
23 Sebastian Shaw 89 UK Actor Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediHigh SeasonA Midsummer Night's Dream
24 Rossano Brazzi 78 Italy Actor South PacificThe Italian JobDevil's HillSummertime
29 Frank Thring 68 Australia Actor Ben-HurMad Max Beyond ThunderdomeHercules ReturnsEl CidThe Vikings
31 Woody Strode 80 USA Actor SpartacusThe ProfessionalsThe Quick and the Dead

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