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The following is an overview of events in 1983 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
In television
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1983[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Return of the Jedi 20th Century Fox $252,583,617
2. Terms of Endearment Paramount $108,423,489
3. Flashdance $92,921,203
4. Trading Places $90,404,800
5. WarGames United Artists $79,567,667
6. Octopussy $67,800,000
7. Sudden Impact Warner Bros. $67,642,693
8. Staying Alive Paramount $64,892,670
9. Mr. Mom 20th Century Fox $64,783,827
10. Risky Business Warner Bros. $63,541,777

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Director: James L. Brooks - Terms of Endearment
Best Actor: Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt - The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Actor (tie): Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
Best Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Yentl
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita
Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Cher - Silkwood
Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: The Lonely Lady
Worst Director: Peter SasdyThe Lonely Lady
Worst Actor: Christopher AtkinsA Night in Heaven
Worst Actress: Pia ZadoraThe Lonely Lady
Worst Supporting Actor: Jim NaborsStroker Ace
Worst Supporting Actress: Sybil DanningChained Heat & Hercules
Worst Screenplay: John Kershaw & Shawn Randall - The Lonely Lady

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, Narayama bushiko), directed by Shohei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ascendancy, directed by Edward Bennett, United Kingdom
The Beehive (La Colmena), directed by Mario Camus, Spain

Notable films released in 1983Edit

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1983 Wide-release moviesEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 8 Gale Page 69 US Actress
15 Shepperd Strudwick 75 US Actor
19 Robert Carson 73 US Writer
24 George Cukor 83 US Director
27 Louis de Funès 68 France Actor, Writer, Director
28 Billy Fury 42 UK Singer, Actor
30 Joan Valerie 71 US Actress
February 13 Marian Nixon 78 US Actress
19 Alice White 75 US Actress
21 Marie Mosquini 83 US Actress
25 Tennessee Williams 71 US Writer
27 Ruth Dunning 71 UK Actress
March 7 Robert Bray 65 US Actor
9 Faye Emerson 65 US Actress
14 Maurice Ronet 55 France Actor, Director, Writer
16 Arthur Godfrey 79 US Actor
27 James Hayter 75 Spain Actor
28 Walter Reisch 79 Austria Screenwriter
April 4 Buster Crabbe 75 US Actor
4 Gloria Swanson 84 US Actress, Producer
11 Dolores del Río 77 Mexico Actress
21 Walter Slezak 80 Austria Actor
23 Selena Royle 78 US Actress
26 Shirley Deane 70 US Actress
May 1 Joseph Ruttenberg 93 Russia Cinematographer
5 John Williams 80 UK Actor
8 Fay Spain 50 US Actress
23 George Bruns 68 US Composer
23 Eve Gray 87 UK Actress
25 Sydney Box 78 UK Producer, Writer
30 Burnett Guffey 78 US Cinematographer
June 12 Norma Shearer 80 US Actress
22 David MacDonald 79 UK Director
23 Jonathan Latimer 76 US Screenwriter
30 Herbert Baker 62 US Screenwriter
July 5 Harry James 67 US Musician, Actor
15 Eddie Foy Jr. 78 US Actor
16 Samson Raphaelson 89 US Screenwriter
19 Olle Hilding 85 Sweden Actor
29 Luis Buñuel 83 Spain-Mexico Writer, Director, Actor
29 Raymond Massey 86 US Actor
29 David Niven 73 Switzerland Actor, Producer
30 Lynn Fontanne 95 US Actress
August 1 Peter Arne 64 UK Actor
3 Carolyn Jones 53 US Actress
5 Judy Canova 69 US Actress
28 Jan Clayton 66 US Actress
29 Simon Oakland 68 US Actor
September 15 LeRoy Prinz 88 US Choreographer
October 5 Rafael Bertrand 66 Mexico Actor
8 Joan Hackett 49 US Actress
10 Ralph Richardson 80 UK Actor, Director
14 Paul Fix 82 US Actor
15 Pat O'Brien 83 US Actor
17 Vittorio Nino Novarese 76 Italy Costume Designer
November ? Eleanore Whitney 66 US Actress
2 Michael Spice 52 UK Actor A Countess from Hong Kong
8 Robert Agnew 84 US Actor
15 John Le Mesurier 71 UK Actor
22 Michael Conrad 58 US Actor
28 Johnnie Davis 73 US Actor
28 Christopher George 52 US Actor
December 2 Fifi D'Orsay 79 Canada Actress
4 Maurice Browning 64 UK Actor
5 Robert Aldrich 65 US Director
8 Slim Pickens 64 US Actor
21 Rod Cameron 73 US Actor
22 Charles Lloyd-Pack 81 UK Actor
28 William Demarest 91 US Actor
29 Janet Webb 52 UK Actress

Film debutsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1983 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 7, 2014.