The year 1991 in film involved numerous significant events. Important films released this year included The Silence of the Lambs, Beauty and the Beast, Thelma & Louise, JFK and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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Highest-grossing films edit

The top 10 films released in 1991 by worldwide gross are as follows:[1]

Highest-grossing films of 1991
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Sony / Carolco $520,881,154[2]
2 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Warner Bros. $390,493,908
3 Beauty and the Beast Buena Vista $346,317,207[3]
4 Hook Sony $300,854,823
5 The Silence of the Lambs Orion $272,742,922
6 JFK Warner Bros. $205,405,498
7 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Paramount $192,230,411[4]
8 The Addams Family Paramount / MGM $191,502,426
9 Cape Fear Universal $182,291,969
10 Hot Shots! 20th Century Fox $181,096,164

Events edit

Awards edit

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Barton Fink, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Close to Eden (Urga), directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, France / USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

La Casa del sorriso (The House of Smiles), directed by Marco Ferreri, Italy
Category/Organization 49th Golden Globe Awards
January 18, 1992
45th BAFTA Awards
February 21, 1992
64th Academy Awards
March 30, 1992
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Bugsy Beauty and the Beast The Commitments The Silence of the Lambs
Best Director Oliver Stone
JFK
Alan Parker
The Commitments
Jonathan Demme
The Silence of the Lambs
Best Actor Nick Nolte
The Prince of Tides
Robin Williams
The Fisher King
Anthony Hopkins
The Silence of the Lambs
Best Actress Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Bette Midler
For the Boys
Jodie Foster
The Silence of the Lambs
Best Supporting Actor Jack Palance
City Slickers
Alan Rickman
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Jack Palance
City Slickers
Best Supporting Actress Mercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Kate Nelligan
Frankie and Johnny
Mercedes Ruehl
The Fisher King
Best Screenplay, Adapted Thelma & Louise
Callie Khouri
The Commitments
Dick Clement
The Silence of the Lambs
Ted Tally
Best Screenplay, Original Truly, Madly, Deeply
Anthony Minghella
Thelma & Louise
Callie Khouri
Best Original Score Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jean-Claude Petit
Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Best Original Song "Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast

"Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast
Best Foreign Language Film Europa Europa
(Hitlerjunge Salomon)
Nasty Girls
Mediterraneo

1991 films edit

By country/region edit

By genre/medium edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Pato Guzman 57 US Production Designer
4 Richard Maibaum 81 US Screenwriter
12 Keye Luke 86 China Actor
14 David Arkin 49 US Actor
19 Don Beddoe 87 US Actor
19 Jo Eisinger 81 US Screenwriter
19 John Russell 70 US Actor
25 Lilian Bond 83 UK Actress
30 John McIntire 83 US Actor
February 1 Carol Dempster 89 US Actress
1 James MacDonald 84 UK Sound Engineer, Voice Actor
2 Natalie Kingston 85 US Actress
3 Nancy Kulp 69 US Actress
5 Dean Jagger 87 US Actor
6 Danny Thomas 77 US Actor
12 Ruth Morley 65 Austria Costume Designer
24 George Gobel 71 US Actor
24 Jean Rogers 74 US Actress
25 John Dunning 74 US Film Editor
26 Bernard W. Burton 92 US Film Editor
26 Slim Gaillard 75 US Singer, Actor
March 3 Vance Colvig 72 US Actor
5 Ian McLellan Hunter 71 UK Screenwriter
6 Salvo Randone 84 Italy Actor
7 Morton S. Fine 74 US Screenwriter
14 Howard Ashman 40 US Lyricist
15 George Sherman 78 US Director
18 Vilma Bánky 90 Hungary Actress
18 Narda Onyx 59 Estonia Actress
22 Gloria Holden 82 UK Actress
22 R. L. Ryan 44 US Actor
23 Mona Maris 87 Argentina Actress
27 Aldo Ray 64 US Actor
28 Carlos Montalbán 87 Mexico Actor
April 3 Graham Greene 86 UK Screenwriter
9 Maurice Binder 72 UK Title Designer
10 Kevin Peter Hall 35 US Actor
10 Natalie Schafer 90 US Actress
12 Tom Rosqui 62 US Actor
16 David Lean 83 UK Director
20 Don Siegel 78 US Director
23 William Dozier 83 US Producer
26 Carmine Coppola 80 US Composer
26 A. B. Guthrie Jr. 90 US Screenwriter
28 Ken Curtis 74 US Actor
May 1 Richard Thorpe 95 US Director
2 Jerzy Kosiński 57 Poland Screenwriter, Actor
6 Wilfrid Hyde-White 87 UK Actor
8 Ronnie Brody 72 UK Actor
11 Dino Diluca 88 Italy Actor
15 Ronald Lacey 55 UK Actor
18 Edwina Booth 86 US Actress
18 Muriel Box 85 UK Director, Screenwriter
23 Fletcher Markle 70 Canada Director
26 Eugène Lourié 88 Ukraine Art Director, Production Designer
29 Coral Browne 77 Australia Actress
31 Manolo Gómez Bur 74 Spain Actor
June 3 Eva Le Gallienne 92 UK Actress
8 Heidi Bruhl 49 Germany Actress
12 Peggy Ashcroft 83 UK Actress
12 Bernard Miles 83 UK Actor
15 Barry Kelley 82 US Actor
16 Joan Caulfield 69 US Actress
18 Ronald Allen 60 UK Actor
19 Jean Arthur 90 US Actress
23 Lea Padovani 70 Italy Actress
26 Jack Marta 88 US Cinematographer
27 Milton Subotsky 69 US Producer, Screenwriter
30 John B. Goodman 89 US Art Director
July 1 Michael Landon 54 US Actor
2 Don Houghton 61 France Screenwriter
2 Lee Remick 55 US Actress
5 Mildred Dunnock 90 US Actress
8 James Franciscus 57 US Actor
11 Atang de la Rama 89 Philippines Actress, Singer
15 Bert Convy 57 US Actor
August 4 Don DaGradi 80 US Screenwriter
16 Luigi Zampa 86 Italy Director
17 Don Dubbins 65 US Actor
18 David Gale 54 UK Actor
21 Richard Wilson 75 US Director
22 Colleen Dewhurst 67 Canada Actress
25 Niven Busch 88 US Screenwriter
26 Alan Barrett 52-53 UK Costume Designer
29 Dallas Adams 44 UK Actor
29 Dixie Dunbar 72 US Actress
30 Alan Wheatley 84 UK Actor
September 3 Jean Bourgoin 78 France Cinematographer
3 Frank Capra 94 US Director
4 Tom Tryon 65 US Actor
7 Ben Piazza 58 US Actor
8 Brad Davis 41 US Actor
8 Alex North 80 US Composer
13 Joe Pasternak 89 Romania Producer
14 Julie Bovasso 61 US Actress
15 John Hoyt 85 US Actor
16 Carol White 48 UK Actress
21 Angelo Rossitto 83 US Actor
23 Chuck Vincent 51 US Director, Producer, Screenwriter
24 Mary Lawrence 73 US Actress
25 Viviane Romance 79 France Actress
27 Floyd Huddleston 79 US Songwriter
October 6 Phil Feldman 69 US Producer
9 Thalmus Rasulala 51 US Actor
11 Redd Foxx 68 US Actor, Comedian
12 Sheila Florance 75 Australia Actress
12 Diana Gibson 76 US Actress
12 Aline MacMahon 92 US Actress
12 Regis Toomey 93 US Actor
13 Donald Houston 67 UK Actor
14 Gene Roddenberry 70 US Producer
16 Arthur Arling 85 US Cinematographer
17 J. G. Devlin 84 Ireland Actor
22 Judy Kelly 77 Australia Actress
25 John Stratton 65 UK Actor
28 Sylvia Fine 78 US Lyricist, Composer, Producer
29 John DeCuir 73 US Art Director, Production Designer
November 2 Irwin Allen 75 US Producer, Director, Screenwriter
5 Fred MacMurray 83 US Actor
6 Gene Tierney 70 US Actress
10 Tutte Lemkow 73 Norway Actor, Choreographer
11 Morton Stevens 62 US Composer
12 Diane Brewster 60 US Actress
12 Gabriele Tinti 59 Italy Actor
13 Yves Montand 70 France Actor, Singer
14 Tony Richardson 63 UK Director
19 Reggie Nalder 84 Austria Actor
20 Daniel Mann 89 US Director
21 Robert Kaufman 60 US Screenwriter
22 Tadashi Imai 79 Japan Director
23 Klaus Kinski 65 Germany Actor
24 Anton Furst 47 UK Production Designer
24 Freddie Mercury 45 UK Singer, Songwriter
25 Eleanor Audley 86 US Actress
27 Ralph Bellamy 87 US Actor
27 George Edwards 67 US Producer
28 Mel Dinelli 79 US Screenwriter
December 7 Herb Jaffe 70 US Producer
11 Robert Q. Lewis 70 US Actor
11 Pat Walshe 91 US Actor The Wizard of Oz
12 Eleanor Boardman 93 US Actress
13 Judy Moorcroft 58 UK Costume Designer
19 Ernest K. Gann 81 US Screenwriter
19 Paul Maxwell 70 Canada Actor
23 Gene Milford 89 US Film Editor
18 Jacques Aubuchon 67 US Actor
28 Cassandra Harris 43 Australia Actress

Film debuts edit

References edit

  1. ^ "1991 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 26, 2017. $519,843,345
  3. ^ Beauty and the Beast box-office
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 15, 2002). "Top 50 worldwide grossers". Variety. p. 52, Paramount at 90 supplement.

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