1979 in film


1979 in film
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The year 1979 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

Major events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross
1. Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander Robert Benton $106,260,000[1]
2. Amityville Horror American International Pictures James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger Stuart Rosenberg $86,432,520[2]
3. Rocky II United Artists Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith Sylvester Stallone $85,182,160[3]
4. Apocalypse Now United Artists Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen Francis Ford Coppola $83,471,511[4]
5. Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Robert Wise $82,258,456[5]
6. Alien Fox Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto Ridley Scott $80,931,801[6]
7. 10 Warner Bros./Orion Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek Blake Edwards $74,865,517[7]
8. The Jerk Universal Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters Carl Reiner $73,691,419[8]
9. Moonraker United Artists Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles Lewis Gilbert $70,308,099[9]
10. The Muppet Movie ITC/Henson Associates Jim Henson James Frawley $65,200,000[10]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer - Jaffe, Columbia
Best Director: Robert Benton - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Being There
Best Foreign Language Film: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Kramer vs. Kramer
Best Actress: Sally Field - Norma Rae
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Breaking Away
Best Actor: Peter Sellers - Being There
Best Actress: Bette Midler - The Rose
Other
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
Best Foreign Language Film: La Cage aux Folles (France)

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

David, directed by Peter Lilienthal, West Germany

Films released in 1979

  • Ultraman
  • Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle

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