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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. A high number of sci-fi/fantasy films were released in 1984.

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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]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Beverly Hills Cop Paramount $234,760,478
2. Ghostbusters Columbia $229,242,989
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Paramount $179,870,271
4. Gremlins Warner Bros. $153,083,102
5. The Karate Kid Columbia $90,815,558
6. Police Academy Warner Bros. $81,198,894
7. Footloose Paramount $80,035,402
8. Romancing the Stone 20th Century Fox $76,572,238
9. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount $76,471,076
10. Splash Touchstone Pictures $69,821,334

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

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):

A 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 1984Edit

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1984 film releasesEdit

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January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 11 Jack La Rue 70 USA Actor
20 Johnny Weissmuller 79 Mexico Actor
29 Frances Goodrich 93 USA Writer
February 11 Arlette Marchal 82 France Actress
15 Ethel Merman 76 USA Singer, Actress
17 Lucille Benson 69 USA Actress
March 1 Jackie Coogan 69 USA Actor
1 Ronald Culver 83 UK Actor
5 William Powell 91 USA Actor
6 Henry Wilcoxon 78 USA Actor
12 Arnold Ridley 88 UK Actor, Writer
24 Sam Jaffe 93 USA Actor
27 Jack Donohue 75 USA Director
27 Derek Francis 60 UK Actor
April 1 George Glass 73 USA Producer, Production Manager
10 Ray Middleton 77 USA Actor
13 Richard Hurndall 73 UK Actor
16 Byron Haskin 84 USA Director
18 Francis de Wolff 71 UK Actor
18 John Lee Mahin 81 USA Screenwriter
25 Richard Benedict 64 USA Actor
26 May McAvoy 84 USA Actress
May 4 Diana Dors 52 UK Actress
10 Robert Moore 57 USA Director
16 Andy Kaufman 35 USA Actor
16 Irwin Shaw 71 USA Screenwriter, Author
20 Peter Bull 72 UK Actor
21 Andrea Leeds 72 UK Actress
21 Ann Little 93 USA Actress
22 John Marley 76 USA Actor
28 D'Urville Martin 45 USA Actor, Director
June 1 Ruthelma Stevens 80 USA Actress
4 Lillian Hellman 79 USA Screenwriter, Playwright
15 Ned Glass 78 USA Actor
18 Luis Moglia Barth 81 Argentine Director, Writer, Producer ¡Tango!
20 Estelle Winwood 101 UK Actress
22 Joseph Losey 75 USA Director
24 William Keighley 94 USA Director
July 2 Lenore Coffee 87 USA Screenwriter
7 Flora Robson 82 UK Actress
11 Hugh Morton 81 UK Actor
14 Ernest Tidyman 56 UK Writer
23 Carl Foreman 69 USA Writer, Producer
23 Lloyd Gough 76 USA Actor
25 Akihiko Hirata 56 Japan Actor
27 James Mason 75 Switzerland Actor, Producer
29 Woodrow Parfrey 61 USA Actor
29 Fred Waring 84 USA Conductor
August 4 Mary Miles Minter 82 USA Actress
4 Howard Culver 66 Hong Kong Actor
5 Richard Burton 58 Switzerland Actor, Producer, Director
5 Roland Kibbee 70 USA Screenwriter
8 Richard Deacon 63 USA Actor
25 Truman Capote 59 USA Writer, Actor
29 Pina Menichelli 94 Italy Actress
September 14 Janet Gaynor 77 USA Actress
17 Richard Basehart 70 USA Actor, Director
19 June Preisser 64 USA Actress
25 Walter Pidgeon 87 USA Actor
October 9 Joan Young 84 UK Actress
10 Leonard Rossiter 57 UK Actor
11 H. Bruce Humberstone 82 USA Director
16 Peggy Ann Garner 52 USA Actress
21 François Truffaut 52 France Director, Producer, Actor
23 Oskar Werner 61 Germany Actor
25 Pascale Ogier 25 France Actress
26 Noel Howlett 81 UK Actor
30 June Duprez 66 UK Actress
31 Eduardo De Filippo 84 Italy Actor, Screenwriter
November 1 Norman Krasna 74 USA Screenwriter, Director
13 Dorothy Arnold 66 USA Actress
20 Peter Welch 62 UK Actor
December 2 Patty Elder 48 USA Stuntman, Actor
3 Charles R. Davis 47 USA Art Director Bustin' Loose
7 Jeanne Cagney 65 USA Actress
8 Luther Adler 81 USA Actor
11 Robert E. Kent 73 USA Screenwriter
11 George Waggner 81 USA Director
13 Margaret Livingston 89 USA Actress
24 Ian Hendry 53 UK Actor
24 Peter Lawford 61 USA Actor
24 Harry Waxman 72 UK Cinematographer
28 Sam Peckinpah 59 USA Director, Producer

Film debutsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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