1968 in film


1968 in film

The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

Events

* October 30 - The film "The Lion in Winter", starring Katharine Hepburn, debuts.
* November 1 - The MPAA's film rating system is introduced.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1968.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "Oliver!" - Romulus, Columbia:Best Director: Carol Reed - "Oliver!":Best Actor: Cliff Robertson - "Charly":Best Actress (tie): Katharine Hepburn - "The Lion in Winter":Best Actress (tie): Barbra Streisand - "Funny Girl":Best Foreign Language Film: "War and Peace" ("Война и мир"), directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (USSR)

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Lion in Winter":Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - "The Lion in Winter":Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - "Rachel, Rachel" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "Oliver!":Best Actor: Ron Moody - "Oliver!" :Best Actress: Barbra Streisand - "Funny Girl"

:Other:Best Director: Paul Newman - "Rachel, Rachel"

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): canceled due to events of May 1968

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"" ("Artists under the Big Top: Perplexed"), directed by Alexander Kluge, West Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Ole dole doff" ("Who Saw Him Die? "), directed by Jan Troell, Sweden

Films released in 1968

*"", directed by Stanley Kubrick
*"Artists Under the Big Top" ("Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos"), Golden Lion winner
*"The Astro-Zombies"
*"Bandolero!"
*"Barbarella"
*"Blackbeard's Ghost"
*"Brilliantovaya ruka" (Diamond Arm) - a hugely popular Russian comedy
*"Bullitt"
*"Candy"
*"The Charge of the Light Brigade"
*"Charly"
*"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" - starring Dick Van Dyke
*"Coogan's Bluff"
*""
*"Destroy All Monsters"
*"The Detective" - starring Frank Sinatra
*"The Devil's Brigade" - starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards
*"Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River", starring Jerry Lewis
*"Faces"
*"Firecreek
*"Finian's Rainbow"
*"Funny Girl", starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif
*"" ?? ("17e Parallele Le Vietnam En Guerre")
*"Gamera vs. Viras" (also known as "Destroy All Planets")
*"The Great Silence"
*"The Green Berets"
*"Hang 'Em High"
*"Head"
*"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
*"Hell in the Pacific"
*"Hellfighters"
*"Ice Station Zebra"
*"If...." Palme d'Or winner
*"Isadora"
*"The Lion in Winter"
*"Live a Little, Love a Little"
*"La Marca del Hombre Lobo"
*"Il marchio di Kriminal"
*"Mayerling"
*"The Mercenary", also known as "A Professional Gun"
*"Monterey Pop"
*"Never a Dull Moment"
*"Night of the Living Dead"
*"Nobody's Perfect"
*"Las Noches del Hombre Lobo"
*"The Odd Couple"
*"Ole Dole Doff" Golden Bear winner
*"Oliver!", starring Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, and Harry Secombe
*"Once Upon a Time in the West"
*"The Party"
*"Performance", directed by Nicolas Roeg, starring Donald Cammell and Mick Jagger
*"Petulia"
*"The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band"
*"Planet of the Apes"
*"The Producers", written and directed by Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Kenneth Mars
*"Rachel, Rachel"
*"Romeo and Juliet"
*"Rosemary's Baby"
*"Satanik"
*"The Secret Life of an American Wife"
*"The Secret War of Harry Frigg"
*"Separation"
*"The Shakiest Gun in the West"
*"The Shoes of the Fisherman", Anthony Quinn
*"Shame" ("Skammen")
*"Speedway"
*"Star!"
*"Stay Away, Joe"
*"The Subject Was Roses"
*"Targets"
*"The Thomas Crown Affair"
*"Twisted Nerve"
*"War and Peace"
*"Where Eagles Dare"
*"Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" (short subject)
*"Witchfinder General", directed by Michael Reeves, starring Vincent Price
*"Yellow Submarine
*"Yours, Mine and Ours"

hort Film Series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)

Births

*January 2 - Cuba Gooding Jr., actor
*January 6 - John Singleton, director and writer
*January 14 - LL Cool J, rapper, actor
*February 1 - Pauly Shore, actor
*February 18 - Molly Ringwald, actress
*March 2 - Daniel Craig, actor
*March 30- Celine Dion, singer
*April 14 - Anthony Michael Hall, actor
*April 24 - Stacy Haiduk, actress
*April 19 - Ashley Judd, actress
*September 10 - Guy Ritchie, director, writer, married to Madonna
*September 28 - Naomi Watts, actress
*September 30 - Monica Bellucci, actress
*December 2 - Lucy Liu, actress
*December 3 - Brendan Fraser, actor

Deaths

*February 7 - Nick Adams, 36, American actor
*February 13 - Mae Marsh, 73, American actress
*March 16 - June Collyer, 61, American actress
*March 30 - Bobby Driscoll, 31, American actor
*April 16 - Fay Bainter, 74, American actress
*April 24 - Tommy Noonan, 45, American actor
*May 5 - Albert Dekker, 62, American actor
*May 9 - Marion Lorne, 84, American actress
*May 10 - Scotty Beckett, 38, American actor
*May 21 - Doris Lloyd, 71, British actress
*June 4 - Dorothy Gish, 70, American actress
*June 7 - Dan Duryea, 61, American actor
*July 1 - Alice Guy-Blaché, 94, pioneer French/American filmmaker
*July 1 - Virginia Weidler, 42, American actress
*July 27 - Lilian Harvey, 62, British actress and singer
*August 23 - Hunt Stromberg, 74, American producer
*August 26 - Kay Francis, 69, American actress
*September 3 - Isabel Withers, 72, American actress
*September 18 - Franchot Tone, 63, American actor
*October 18 - Lee Tracy, 70, American actor
*October 30 - Ramón Novarro, 69, Mexican actor
*October 30 - Pert Kelton, 61, American actress
*November 8 - Wendell Corey, 54, American actor
*November 18 - Walter Wanger, 74, American producer
*November 25 - Upton Sinclair, 90, American writer and producer
*December 12 - Tallulah Bankhead, 66, American actress
*December 15 - Dorothy Abbott, 47, American actress


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