1984 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1984 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. The year's highest-grossing film was Beverly Hills Cop. Ghostbusters overtook it however, with a re-release the following year. Other popular films included The Neverending Story, which was the most expensive film produced in West Germany, The Karate Kid and Romancing the Stone.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1984 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1984[1]
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1.GhostbustersColumbia Pictures$238,632,124
2.Beverly Hills CopParamount Pictures$234,760,478
3.Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomParamount Pictures / Lucasfilm$179,870,271
4.GremlinsWarner Bros.$153,083,102
5.The Karate KidColumbia Pictures$90,815,558
6.Police AcademyWarner Bros. / The Ladd Company$81,198,894
7.FootlooseParamount Pictures$80,035,402
8.Romancing the Stone20th Century Fox$78,371,200
9.Star Trek III: The Search for SpockParamount Pictures$76,572,238
10.SplashTouchstone Pictures$69,821,334

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Director: Miloš Forman - Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field - Places in the Heart
Best Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor - The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Ashcroft - A Passage to India
Best Foreign Language Film: La diagonale du fou (Dangerous Moves), directed by Richard Dembo, Switzerland

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Amadeus
Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
Best Actress: Sally Field - Places in the Heart
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Romancing the Stone
Best Actor: Dudley Moore - Micki & Maude
Best Actress: Kathleen Turner - Romancing the Stone
Other
Best Director: Miloš Forman - Amadeus
Best Foreign English Language Film: A Passage to India, U.K. / U.S.A.

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders, France / W. Germany

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Year of the Quiet Sun (Rok spokojnego slonca), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Love Streams, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

Notable films released in 1984[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Wide-release movies[edit]

January–March[edit]

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Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January20Johnny Weissmuller79MexicoActorTarzan the Ape ManTarzan and His Mate
29Frances Goodrich93USAWriterIt's a Wonderful LifeFather of the Bride
February15Ethel Merman76USASinger, ActressAirplane!It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
March1Jackie Coogan69USAActor, DirectorThe KidCahill U.S. Marshal
5William Powell91USAActorThe Thin ManMy Man Godfrey
12Arnold Ridley88UKActor, Writer, DirectorA Man for All SeasonsCarry On Girls
24Sam Jaffe93USAActorBen-HurThe Day the Earth Stood Still
27Jack Donohue75USADirectorMarriage on the RocksAssault on a Queen
27Derek Francis60UKActorJabberwockyA Christmas Carol
April1George Glass73USAProducer, Production ManagerGuess Who's Coming to DinnerOne-Eyed Jacks
13Richard Hurndall73UKActorI, Monster
16Byron Haskin84USADirectorThe War of the WorldsI Walk Alone
18Francis de Wolff71UKActorFrom Russia with LoveCarry On Cleo
May4Diana Dors52UKActressLady Godiva Rides AgainThe Unholy Wife
16Andy Kaufman35USAActorGod Told Me ToHeartbeeps
16Irwin Shaw71USAScreenwriter, AuthorThe Talk of the TownThe Young Lions'
20Peter Bull72UKActorDr. StrangeloveThe Africian Queen
21Andrea Leeds72UKActressStage DoorAnna Karenina
21Ann Little93USAActressThe Roaring RoadThe Invaders
22John Marley76USAActorThe GodfatherLove Story
June15Ned Glass78USAActorNorth by NorthwestWest Side Story
18Luis Moglia Barth81ArgentineDirector, Writer, Producer¡Tango!
20Estelle Winwood101UKActressThe MisfitsThe Producers
22Joseph Losey75USADirectorThe DamnedAccident
July11Hugh Morton81UKActorMan of the Moment
23Carl Foreman69USAWriter, ProducerHigh NoonThe Guns of Navarone
25Akihiko Hirata56JapanActorSanjuroGodzilla
27James Mason75SwitzerlandActor, ProducerNorth by NorthwestLolita
August4Mary Miles Minter82USAActressAnne of Green GablesNurse Marjorie
4Howard Culver66Hong KongActorHalloween IIThe Bad News Bears
5Richard Burton58SwitzerlandActor, Producer, DirectorWho Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Nineteen Eighty-Four
8Richard Deacon63USAActorThe Young PhiladelphiansThe Spirit of St. Louis
25Truman Capote59USAWriter, ActorBreakfast at Tiffany'sIn Cold Blood
29Pina Menichelli94ItalyActress
September14Janet Gaynor77USAActressA Star Is Born7th Heaven
17Richard Basehart70USAActor, DirectorBeing ThereLa Strada
25Walter Pidgeon87USAActorForbidden PlanetHow Green Was My Valley
October10Leonard Rossiter57UKActor2001: A Space OdysseyBarry Lyndon
10Joan Young84UKActressSuddenly, Last SummerThe Fallen Idol
11H. Bruce Humberstone82USADirectorI Wake Up ScreamingCharlie Chan at the Olympics
21François Truffaut52FranceDirector, Producer, ActorThe 400 BlowsJules and Jim
23Oskar Werner61GermanyActor, WriterFahrenheit 451Jules and Jim
25Pascale Ogier25FranceActress, Production ManagerFull Moon in Paris
26Noel Howlett81UKActorLawrence of ArabiaScrooge
November1Norman Krasna74USAScreenwriter, DirectorWho Was That Lady?Sunday in New York
20Peter Welch62UKActorThe Admirable CrichtonThe Secret Partner
December2Patty Elder48USAStuntman, ActorDiamonds Are ForeverWhat's Up, Doc?
3Charles R. Davis47USAArt Director, Production DesignerBustin' Loose
8Luther Adler81USAActorHouse of StrangersD.O.A.
24Ian Hendry53UKActorRepulsionGet Carter
24Peter Lawford61USAActor, ProducerThe Longest DayOcean's 11
24Harry Waxman72UKCinematographerThe Wicker ManThe Pink Panther Strikes Again
28Sam Peckinpah59USADirector, ProducerThe Wild BunchStraw Dogs

Film debuts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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