The year 1999 in film included Stanley Kubrick's final film Eyes Wide Shut, Pedro Almodóvar's first Oscar-winning film All About My Mother, the science-fiction film The Matrix, the animated works The Iron Giant, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and My Neighbors the Yamadas, the Best Picture-winner American Beauty, and the well-received The Green Mile. Other noteworthy releases include M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, David Fincher's Fight Club, Martin Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. The year also featured George Lucas' top-grossing Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer celebrated their 75th anniversaries in 1999.

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Highest-grossing films edit

The top 10 films released in 1999 by worldwide gross are as follows:[1][2]

Highest-grossing films of 1999
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox $924,305,084
2 The Sixth Sense Buena Vista $672,806,292
3 Toy Story 2 $511,358,276
4 The Matrix Warner Bros. $465,974,198
5 Tarzan Buena Vista $448,191,819
6 The Mummy Universal $416,385,488
7 Notting Hill $363,889,678
8 The World Is Not Enough MGM / UIP $361,832,400
9 American Beauty DreamWorks $356,296,601
10 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me New Line $312,383,487

Awards edit

Category/Organization 57th Golden Globe Awards
January 23, 2000
5th Critics' Choice Awards
January 2000
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 72nd Academy Awards
March 26, 2000
53rd BAFTA Awards
April 9, 2000
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film American Beauty Toy Story 2 American Beauty
Best Director Sam Mendes
American Beauty
Pedro Almodóvar
All About My Mother
Best Actor Denzel Washington
The Hurricane
Jim Carrey
Man on the Moon
Russell Crowe
The Insider
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty
Best Actress Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Janet McTeer
Tumbleweeds
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Annette Bening
American Beauty
Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry
Annette Bening
American Beauty
Best Supporting Actor Tom Cruise
Magnolia
Michael Clarke Duncan
The Green Mile
Michael Caine
The Cider House Rules
Jude Law
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Best Supporting Actress Angelina Jolie
Girl, Interrupted
Maggie Smith
Tea with Mussolini
Best Screenplay, Adapted Alan Ball
American Beauty
Frank Darabont
The Green Mile
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Election
John Irving
The Cider House Rules
Neil Jordan
The End of the Affair
Best Screenplay, Original Alan Ball
American Beauty
Charlie Kaufman
Being John Malkovich
Best Animated Film Toy Story 2
Best Original Score The Legend of 1900
Ennio Morricone
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Gabriel Yared
N/A The Red Violin
John Corigliano
American Beauty
Thomas Newman
Best Original Song "You'll Be in My Heart"
Tarzan
"Music of My Heart"
Music of the Heart
N/A "You'll Be in My Heart"
Tarzan
N/A
Best Foreign Language Film All About My Mother N/A All About My Mother

1999 films edit

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Deaths edit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Iron Eyes Cody 91 US Actor
9 Harvey Miller 63 US Screenwriter, Director, Actor
11 Robert Douglas 89 UK Actor, Director
12 Betty Lou Gerson 84 US Actress
13 Buzz Kulik 79 US Director
14 Fred Myrow 59 US Composer
15 John Bloom 54 US Actor
15 Betty Box 83 UK Producer
19 Michael White 36 UK Production Designer
21 Leslie French 94 UK Actor
21 Susan Strasberg 60 US Actress
23 Joe D'Amato 62 Italy Director, Producer
30 Huntz Hall 78 US Actor
30 Ed Herlihy 89 US Actor
February 6 Danny Dayton 75 US Actor
7 William Ludwig 86 US Screenwriter
7 Bobby Troup 80 US Actor, Singer
9 Mary LaRoche 78 US Actress
9 Bryan Mosley 67 UK Actor
10 Yuri Borienko 66 Russia Actor
17 Sunshine Parker 71 US Actor
17 Shirley Stoler 69 US Actress
20 Gene Siskel 53 US Film Critic None; critiqued films for the Chicago Tribune
24 Derek Nimmo 68 UK Actor
26 Madelon Baker 88 US Actress
March 3 Lee Philips 72 US Actor, Director
4 Del Close 64 US Actor
4 Eddie Dean 91 US Singer, Actor
5 Richard Kiley 76 US Actor
6 Graham Armitage 62 UK Actor
7 Stanley Kubrick 70 US Director, Screenwriter
8 Peggy Cass 74 US Actress
13 Garson Kanin 86 US Screenwriter, Director
14 Kirk Alyn 88 US Actor
17 Ernest Gold 77 Austria Composer
20 Mickey S. Michaels 67 US Set Decorator
22 David Strickland 29 US Actor
28 Gil Perkins 91 Australia Actor
April 4 Faith Domergue 74 US Actress
4 Bob Peck 53 UK Actor
9 Albert Popwell 72 US Actor
13 Don McGuire 80 US Screenwriter, Director, Actor
14 Roy Chiao 72 China Actor
14 Ellen Corby 87 US Actress
14 Anthony Newley 67 UK Actor, Composer
15 Yasmeen Khan c. 48 Pakistan Actress
16 Rudi Fehr 87 Germany Film Editor
16 Zoe Lund 37 US Actress
21 Doreen Lang 84 New Zealand Actress
21 Buddy Rogers 94 US Actor
22 Bert Remsen 74 US Actor
28 Rory Calhoun 76 US Actor
28 John Stears 64 UK Special Effects Artist
28 Donald E. Stewart 69 US Screenwriter
May 2 Augie Blunt 69 US Actor
2 Oliver Reed 62 UK Actor
8 Dirk Bogarde 78 UK Actor
8 Ed Gilbert 67 US Voice Actor
8 Sally Payne 86 US Actress
8 Dana Plato 34 US Actress
14 Jerry Wunderlich 73 US Set Decorator
17 Henry Jones 86 US Actor
19 Candy Candido 85 US Actor
19 John McSweeney Jr. 83 US Film Editor
19 Alister Williamson 80 Australia Actor
21 Vanessa Brown 71 Austria Actress
21 Norman Rossington 70 UK Actor
25 Hillary Brooke 84 US Actress
June 5 Mel Torme 73 US Singer, Actor
9 Andrew L. Stone 96 US Director, Screenwriter
11 DeForest Kelley 79 US Actor
13 Douglas Seale 85 UK Actor
18 Aimée Delamain 93 UK Actress
19 Mario Soldati 92 Italy Director
24 Dorothy Lee 88 US Actress
25 Frank Tarloff 83 US Screenwriter
27 Bobs Watson 68 US Actor
28 John Woolf 86 UK Producer
29 Allan Carr 62 US Producer
29 Declan Mulholland 66 Ireland Actor
30 Dean Fredericks 75 US Actor
July 1 Edward Dmytryk 90 Canada Director, Film Editor
1 Sylvia Sidney 88 US Actress
2 Mario Puzo 78 US Screenwriter
4 Ronny Graham 79 US Screenwriter, Actor
4 Jack Watson 84 UK Actor
12 Bill Owen 85 UK Actor
17 Donal McCann 58 Ireland Actor
17 Patricia Zipprodt 74 US Costume Designer
19 Yoko Tani 70 France Actress
19 Jerold Wells 90 UK Actor
20 Sandra Gould 82 US Actress
August 4 Victor Mature 86 US Actor
4 Carl Toms 72 UK Costume Designer
7 Brion James 54 US Actor
7 Kazuo Miyagawa 91 Japan Cinematographer
9 Georg Marischka 77 Austria Actor, Director, Screenwriter
12 Ross Elliott 82 US Actor
16 David Allen 54 US Visual Effects Artist
16 Nancy Guild 73 US Actress
23 Norman Wexler 73 US Screenwriter
27 Harold Jack Bloom 75 US Screenwriter
31 Marguerite Chapman 81 US Actress
September 9 Chili Bouchier 89 UK Actress
9 Ruth Roman 76 US Actress
12 Harry Crane 85 US Screenwriter
14 Charles Crichton 89 UK Director, Film Editor
17 Riccardo Cucciolla 75 Italy Actor
17 Joan Gardner 84 UK Actress
17 Frankie Vaughan 71 UK Singer, Actor
18 Harold F. Kress 86 US Film Editor
22 George C. Scott 71 US Actor
23 Ivan Goff 89 Australia Screenwriter
26 Bernadette O'Farrell 75 Ireland Actress
October 1 Noel Johnson 82 UK Actor
2 Lee Richardson 73 US Actor
5 Wilt Chamberlain 63 US Actor
6 Maris Wrixon 82 US Actress
7 Deryck Guyler 85 UK Actor
7 Helen Vinson 92 US Actress
12 Jacqueline Malouf 58 US Actress
14 Richard B. Shull 70 US Actor
16 Jean Shepherd 78 US Actor
19 Paddi Edwards 67 UK Actress
26 Hoyt Axton 61 US Singer, Actor
26 Abraham Polonsky 88 US Screenwriter, Director
26 Albert Whitlock 84 UK Visual Effects Artist
27 Lois Collier 80 US Actress
27 Frank De Vol 88 US Composer
29 Cavan Kendall 57 UK Actor
30 Grace McDonald 81 US Actress
November 3 Ian Bannen 71 UK Actor
4 David Shaber 70 US Screenwriter
5 James Goldstone 68 US Director
9 Mabel King 66 US Actress
11 Mary Kay Bergman 38 US Voice Actress
14 Lucile Fairbanks 82 US Actress
20 Adele Balkan 92 US Costume Designer
21 Ralph Foody 71 US Actor
24 Hilary Minster 55 UK Actor
25 William 'Billy' Benedict 82 US Actor
27 Robert F. Shugrue 62 US Film Editor
28 Bethel Leslie 70 US Actress
December 3 John Archer 84 US Actor
3 Madeline Kahn 57 US Actress
5 Masaru Sato 71 Japan Composer
12 Joseph Heller 76 US Screenwriter
13 Daniel M. Angel 88 UK Producer
14 Ernest Walter 80 UK Film Editor
17 Rex Allen 78 US Actor, Singer
18 Robert Bresson 98 France Director
19 Desmond Llewelyn 85 UK Actor
21 John Arnatt 82 UK Actor
21 Bill Edwards 81 US Actor
21 Bernard Smith 92 US Producer
21 Frank Stanley 77 US Cinematographer
23 Lois Hamilton 56 US Actress
25 Peter Jeffrey 70 UK Actor
26 Pierre Clémenti 57 France Actor
26 Curtis Mayfield 57 US Singer, Composer
26 Michael McDowell 49 US Screenwriter
26 Dick Peabody 74 US Actor
29 Clayton Moore 85 US Actor
29 Harry Monty 95 US Actor, Stuntman

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References edit

  1. ^ "1999 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Top 1999 Movies at the Worldwide Box Office". The Numbers. Retrieved 2023-06-15.

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