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1978 in film



The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1978 released films by box office gross in the United States and Canada are as follows:

Events

  • February 1 – Bob Dylan's film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour premieres in Los Angeles, California.
  • March 1 – Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery three months after burial. After recovery a few weeks later, the casket is sealed in a concrete vault which is then buried in the same grave.
  • March – Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for The Empire Strikes Back, but dies only two weeks later.
  • June – Daniel Melnick becomes head of Columbia Pictures after the David Begelman scandal.
  • June 4 – Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, has its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
  • July 20 - Alan Hirschfield is fired as president and CEO of Columbia Pictures. He is replaced by Francis T. Vincent.
  • August – Production begins on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
  • September – George Lucas purchases Bulltail Ranch, on Lucas Valley Road, for the development of Skywalker Ranch.
  • October 27 – Halloween is released.
  • November 17 – Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS. The special gives fans their first glimpse of Boba Fett, a character from the upcoming sequel.
  • December – Superman premieres at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. on December 10 and has a European Royal Charity Premiere at the Empire, Leicester Square in London three days later in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew.

    Awards

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): :The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival): :Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain :What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, Spain

    1978 film releases



    January–March

  • January 1978
  • 6 January
  • Coma
  • 25 January
  • Renaldo and Clara
  • 29 January
  • A Night Full of Rain
  • February 1978
  • Remember My Name
  • 2 February
  • The Boys in Company C
  • 3 February
  • The One and Only
  • 4 February
  • Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid
  • 9 February
  • The Betsy
  • 10 February
  • Blue Collar
  • The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2
  • 15 February
  • Coming Home
  • March 1978
  • And the Devil is Their Third Accomplice
  • 5 March
  • An Unmarried Woman
  • 10 March
  • Gray Lady Down
  • Return from Witch Mountain
  • The Fury
  • 13 March
  • The Big Sleep
  • 15 March
  • House Calls
  • 17 March
  • American Hot Wax
  • Casey's Shadow
  • 18 March
  • Dot and the Kangaroo
  • Straight Time

    April–June

  • April 1978
  • 5 April
  • Pretty Baby
  • 9 April
  • Rabbit Test
  • 14 April
  • The Medusa Touch
  • 20 April
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • FM
  • 21 April
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • 28 April
  • F.I.S.T.
  • May 1978
  • Warlords of Atlantis
  • 10 May
  • It Lives Again
  • The End
  • 12 May
  • Nunzio
  • 18 May
  • The Buddy Holly Story
  • 19 May
  • Thank God It's Friday
  • 23 May
  • Harper Valley PTA
  • 26 May
  • Big Wednesday
  • High-Ballin'
  • June 1978
  • 2 June
  • Capricorn One
  • 6 June
  • Damien: Omen II
  • 9 June
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • 10 June
  • The Driver
  • 14 June
  • Go Tell the Spartans
  • 16 June
  • Grease
  • Jaws 2
  • 23 June
  • The Cheap Detective
  • 28 June
  • Convoy
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • The Wild Geese
  • 29 June
  • Fedora
  • 30 June
  • The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

    July–September

  • July 1978
  • 5 July
  • Hot Lead and Cold Feet
  • 14 July
  • Foul Play
  • Hooper
  • The Swarm
  • 19 July
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther
  • International Velvet
  • 21 July
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • 28 July
  • Animal House
  • August 1978
  • 2 August
  • Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Interiors
  • The Magic of Lassie
  • 3 August
  • Piranha
  • 4 August
  • China 9, Liberty 37
  • Corvette Summer
  • 11 August
  • Who'll Stop the Rain
  • 29 August
  • A Wedding
  • 30 August
  • Avalanche
  • September 1978
  • 8 September
  • Almost Summer
  • 15 September
  • Up in Smoke
  • 29 September
  • Somebody Killed Her Husband
  • Death on the Nile

    October–December

  • October 1978
  • 5 October
  • The Boys from Brazil
  • Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
  • 6 October
  • The Big Fix
  • Days of Heaven
  • Midnight Express
  • Goin' South
  • 20 October
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  • 24 October
  • The Wiz
  • 25 October
  • Comes a Horseman
  • Halloween
  • November 1978
  • 1 November
  • Watership Down
  • 2 November
  • Caravans
  • 8 November
  • Magic
  • 10 November
  • Paradise Alley
  • 11 November
  • The Wild Geese
  • 15 November
  • The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • 22 November
  • Movie Movie
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • December 1978
  • 8 December
  • The Brink's Job
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Force 10 from Navarone
  • 15 December
  • Oliver's Story
  • Superman
  • 17 December
  • Uncle Joe Shannon
  • 20 December
  • Every Which Way but Loose
  • King of the Gypsies
  • 22 December
  • California Suite
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Moment by Moment
  • 31 December
  • Ice Castles

    Notable films released in 1978

    U.S.A. unless stated

    #

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang), starring Gordon Liu – (Hong Kong)

    A

  • Almost Summer, directed by Martin Davidson, starring Bruno Kirby and Lee Purcell
  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince, directed by Martin Scorsese (documentary)
  • American Hot Wax, a biopic of Alan Freed, starring Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Laraine Newman, Jay Leno
  • L'argent des autres (Other People's Money), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Catherine Deneuve – (France)
  • The Astral Factor, starring Robert Foxworth and Stefanie Powers
  • Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten), directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann – (Sweden)
  • Avalanche, starring Rock Hudson, Robert Forster, Mia Farrow

    B

  • The Bad News Bears Go to Japan, starring Tony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley
  • Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron (Kumokiri Nizaemon) – (Japan)
  • Battlestar Galactica (Canada and most European countries only; released in U.S. theatres the following year)
  • The Betsy, starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Katharine Ross, Kathleen Beller, Lesley-Anne Down
  • The Big Fix, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, F. Murray Abraham, John Lithgow
  • The Big Sleep, starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, James Stewart – (U.K.)
  • Big Wednesday, directed by John Milius, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey
  • Bloodbrothers, starring Richard Gere and Paul Sorvino
  • Blue Collar, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto, Harvey Keitel
  • Born Again, starring Dean Jones and Anne Francis
  • The Boys from Brazil, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason – (U.K./U.S.)
  • The Boys in Company C, starring Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens and Craig Wasson
  • The Brink's Job, directed by William Friedkin, starring Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Peter Boyle, Paul Sorvino, Warren Oates
  • The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, Don Stroud and Charles Martin Smith
  • Bye Bye Monkey (Rêve de singe / Ciao maschio), starring Gérard Depardieu and Marcello Mastroianni – (France/Italy)

    C

  • La Cage aux Folles, directed by Édouard Molinaro, starring Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault – (France/Italy)
  • California Suite, starring Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Elaine May, Walter Matthau
  • Capricorn One, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Elliott Gould, James Brolin, O. J. Simpson, Sam Waterston, Hal Holbrook, Brenda Vaccaro
  • Caravans, starring Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Sarrazin
  • Casey's Shadow, starring Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber
  • The Cat from Outer Space, starring Ken Berry and Sandy Duncan
  • Centennial, TV miniseries, starring Raymond Burr, Richard Chamberlain, Richard Crenna, Andy Griffith, David Janssen, Alex Karras
  • La chambre verte (The Green Room), directed by and starring François Truffaut – (France)
  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi – (Australia)
  • The Cheap Detective, starring Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Marsha Mason, Sid Caesar
  • China 9, Liberty 37 (Amore, piombo e furore), starring Fabio Testi, Jenny Agutter, Warren Oates – (Italy/Spain)
  • The Class of Miss MacMichael, starring Glenda Jackson – (U.K.)
  • Closed Circuit (Circuito chiuso) – (Italy)
  • Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, starring Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Richard Widmark
  • Comes a Horseman, directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jason Robards
  • Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford
  • Convoy, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw and Ernest Borgnine
  • Corvette Summer, starring Mark Hamill
  • Cosi' come sei (aka Stay As You Are) starring Marcello Mastroianni and Nastassja Kinski – (Italy)
  • Crippled Avengers (Can que), directed by Chang Cheh – (Hong Kong)

    D

  • The Dain Curse, mini-series for TV, starring James Coburn and Jean Simmons
  • Damien: Omen II, starring William Holden and Lee Grant
  • d'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (d'Artanyan i tri mushketera) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero – (U.S./Italy)
  • Days of Heaven, directed by Terrence Malick, starring Richard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams
  • Death on the Nile, directed by John Guillermin, starring Peter Ustinov, David Niven, Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Olivia Hussey, Mia Farrow – (U.K.)
  • Deathsport, starring David Carradine
  • Debbie Does Dallas, pornographic comedy
  • The Deer Hunter, directed by Michael Cimino, starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep
  • The Demon (Kichiku) – (Japan)
  • A Different Story, starring Meg Foster, Perry King, Valerie Curtin
  • El diputado (The Deputy) – (Spain)
  • Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan – (India)
  • A Dream of Passion (Kravgi gynaikon), directed by Jules Dassin, starring Melina Mercouri and Ellen Burstyn – (Greece)
  • The Driver, directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley
  • Drunken Master (Jui kuen), starring Jackie Chan – (Hong Kong)

    E

  • Ecce bombo, directed by and starring Nanni Moretti – (Italy)
  • Empire of Passion (Ai no Bōrei), directed by Nagisa Oshima – (Japan)
  • The End, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, with Dom DeLuise, Joanne Woodward, Pat O'Brien, Myrna Loy, Sally Field
  • An Enemy of the People, starring Steve McQueen
  • Enter the Fat Dragon (Fei Lung gwoh gong), starring Sammo Hung – (Hong Kong)
  • Every Which Way but Loose, directed by James Fargo, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis
  • Eyes of Laura Mars, directed by Irvin Kershner, starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones

    F

  • F.I.S.T., directed by Norman Jewison, starring Sylvester Stallone, Melinda Dillon, Rod Steiger
  • FM, starring Cleavon Little and Eileen Brennan
  • Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, starring William Holden and Marthe Keller
  • Fingers, directed by James Toback, starring Harvey Keitel
  • Five Deadly Venoms
  • Force 10 from Navarone, starring Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Harrison Ford – (U.K.)
  • Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore and Billy Barty
  • The Fury, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Andrew Stevens, Amy Irving

    G

  • Gates of Heaven, a documentary film
  • Germany in Autumn (Deutschland im Herbst) – (West Germany)
  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier – (France)
  • Girlfriends, directed by Claudia Weill, starring Melanie Mayron – Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner
  • Go Tell the Spartans, starring Burt Lancaster
  • Gray Lady Down, starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty
  • Grease, directed by Randal Kleiser, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Sid Caesar, Eve Arden

    H

  • Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence
  • Harper Valley PTA, starring Barbara Eden
  • Heaven Can Wait, directed by Buck Henry and Warren Beatty, starring Beatty, Julie Christie, Charles Grodin, Dyan Cannon, Jack Warden, James Mason
  • The Herd (Sürü) – (Turkey)
  • High-Ballin', starring Peter Fonda, Michael Ironside, Helen Shaver, Jerry Reed
  • Holocaust, TV miniseries, starring Meryl Streep, James Woods, Michael Moriarty, Tovah Feldshuh, Fritz Weaver, Ian Holm
  • Hooper, directed by Hal Needham, starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jan-Michael Vincent, Robert Klein, Brian Keith
  • Hot Lead and Cold Feet, directed by Robert Butler, starring Jim Dale, Karen Valentine, Don Knotts
  • House Calls, directed by Howard Zieff, starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Richard Benjamin, Art Carney
  • A Hunting Accident (Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver) – (U.S.S.R.)

    I–J

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Nancy Allen, Marc McClure, Bobby Di Cicco
  • Ice Castles, directed by Donald Wrye, starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson
  • In a Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder – (West Germany)
  • In Praise of Older Women, starring Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Helen Shaver – (Canada)
  • Interiors, directed by Woody Allen, starring Geraldine Page, Diane Keaton, E. G. Marshall, Mary Beth Hurt, Maureen Stapleton
  • International Velvet, starring Tatum O'Neal, Nanette Newman and Anthony Hopkins
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers, remake of 1956 movie, directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum
  • Jaws 2, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, starring Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gary

    K–L

  • Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett
  • King of the Gypsies, starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Judd Hirsch, Shelley Winters, Brooke Shields
  • Kondura (The Boon), directed by Shyam Benegal – (India-Bollywood/Telugu)
  • Lady on the Bus (A Dama do Lotação), starring Sônia Braga – (Brazil)
  • The Left-Handed Woman (Die linkshändige Frau) – (West Germany)
  • The Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese, featuring The Band, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan
  • Long Weekend, starring John Hargreaves – (Australia)
  • The Lord of the Rings, animated film by Ralph Bakshi, with voices of William Squire, John Hurt, Anthony Daniels

    M

  • Magic, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter
  • De Mantel der Liefde (The Mantle of Love) – (Netherlands)
  • Mean Dog Blues, starring Gregg Henry, Kay Lenz, Tina Louise and George Kennedy
  • The Medusa Touch, starring Richard Burton, Lino Ventura and Lee Remick – (U.K.)
  • Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt – (U.K./U.S.)
  • Moment by Moment, directed by Jane Wagner, starring John Travolta and Lily Tomlin
  • Movie Movie, directed by Stanley Donen, starring George C. Scott, Harry Hamlin, Barry Bostwick, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Art Carney
  • Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (Conqueror of Destiny), starring Amitabh Bachchan – (India)

    N–O

  • National Lampoon's Animal House, directed by John Landis, starring John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, John Vernon
  • Newsfront, directed by Phillip Noyce, starring Wendy Hughes and Bryan Brown – (Australia)
  • A Night Full of Rain (Una notte piena di pioggia), directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini and Candice Bergen – (Italy/U.S.)
  • The Night the Prowler, directed by Jim Sharman – (Australia)
  • Occupation in 26 Pictures (Okupacija u 26 slika) – (Yugoslavia)
  • Oliver's Story, directed by John Korty, starring Ryan O'Neal and Candice Bergen
  • The One and Only, directed by Carl Reiner, starring Henry Winkler and Kim Darby
  • Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d'orchestra), directed by Federico Fellini – (Italy)

    P–Q

  • Paradise Alley, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, with Armand Assante and Anne Archer
  • Passion Flower Hotel (Leidenschaftliche Blümchen), starring Nastassja Kinski – (West Germany)
  • Perceval le Gallois (Percival the Gaul), directed by Éric Rohmer – (France)
  • Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy
  • The Place Without Limits (El lugar sin límites) – (Mexico)
  • Pretty Baby, directed by Louis Malle, starring Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields
  • The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians (Profetul, aurul si Ardelenii) – (Romania)
  • Pugachev – (U.S.S.R.)

    R

  • Rabbit Test, directed by Joan Rivers, starring Billy Crystal
  • Remember My Name, starring Geraldine Chaplin and Anthony Perkins
  • Renaldo and Clara, directed by and starring Bob Dylan
  • Return from Witch Mountain, starring Bette Davis and Christopher Lee
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom and Dyan Cannon – (U.K./U.S.)
  • Rhinegold – (West Germany)
  • Ringing Bell (Chirin no Suzu), an anime film – (Japan)
  • Rockers, starring Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs and Big Youth – (Jamaica)

    S

  • The Sailor's Return, starring Tom Bell – (U.K.)
  • Same Time Next Year, starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn
  • The Second Awakening of Christa Klages, directed by Margarethe von Trotta – (West Germany)
  • Sextette, starring Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Dom DeLuise, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, George Hamilton, Alice Cooper
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton, Steve Martin and the Bee Gees with music by The Beatles
  • Shogun's Samurai (Yagu ichizoku no inbō), starring Sonny Chiba – (Japan)
  • The Shout, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, starring Alan Bates, John Hurt and Susannah York – (U.K.)
  • The Silent Partner, directed by Daryl Duke, starring Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York
  • Slow Dancing in the Big City, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Paul Sorvino
  • The Small One
  • Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (Shé xíng diāo shǒu), starring Jackie Chan – (Hong Kong)
  • Somebody Killed Her Husband, starring Farrah Fawcett and Jeff Bridges
  • Stevie, starring Glenda Jackson and Trevor Howard – (U.K.)
  • Straight Time, directed by Ulu Grosbard, starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Busey
  • The Stud, starring Joan Collins – (U.K.)
  • Superman, directed by Richard Donner, starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford
  • The Swarm, starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant
  • The Swissmakers (Die Schweizermacher) – (Switzerland)

    T

  • Thank God It's Friday, starring Debra Winger, Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum
  • Three from Prostokvashino (Troye iz Prostokvashino) – (U.S.S.R.)
  • Toplo (Heat) – (Bulgaria)
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi – (Italy) – Palme d'Or winner
  • Trishul, starring Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan – (India)
  • Las truchas (The Trout) – (Spain) – Golden Bear winner
  • Two Solitudes, starring Jean-Pierre Aumont and Stacy Keach – (Canada)

    U–V

  • Uncle Joe Shannon, starring Burt Young
  • An Unmarried Woman, directed by Paul Mazursky, starring Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy
  • Up in Smoke, starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong
  • Violette Nozière, directed by Claude Chabrol, starring Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran – (France)

    W

  • Ward Six (Paviljon VI) – (Yugoslavia)
  • Warriors Two (Zan xian sheng yu zhao qian Hua), starring Bryan Leung and Sammo Hung – (Hong Kong)
  • The Water Babies, directed by Lionel Jeffries, starring James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw – (U.K./Poland)
  • Watership Down, animated film directed by Martin Rosen, with the voices of John Hurt and Richard Briers – (U.K.)
  • A Wedding, directed by Robert Altman, starring Desi Arnaz, Jr., Carol Burnett, Geraldine Chaplin, Lauren Hutton, Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow
  • Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, starring George Segal and Jacqueline Bisset – (West Germany/U.S.)
  • Who'll Stop the Rain, directed by Karel Reisz, starring Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld
  • The Wild Geese, starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris – (U.K.)
  • Without Anesthesia (Bez znieczulenia), directed by Andrzej Wajda – (Poland)
  • The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell
  • Wolf Lake, directed by Burt Kennedy, starring Rod Steiger

    XYZ

  • You Are Not Alone (Du er ikke alene) – (Denmark)

    Births

  • January 1 – Christian Tessier, Canadian actor
  • January 3 – Kimberley Locke, American singer-songwriter and model
  • January 4 – Marcello Bravo, Austrian pornographic actor
  • January 5 – Clarine Harp, American voice actress
  • January 8 – Scott Whyte, American actor
  • January 9 – A. J. McLean, American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer
  • January 10 – Antonio Cupo, Canadian film and television actor
  • January 15
  • Eddie Cahill, American actor
  • Jamie Clayton, actress, model
  • January 17
  • Pampita, Argentine model, actress, television personality
  • Takatoshi Kaneko, Japanese actor
  • Sodadeth San, French actress
  • Pater Sparrow, Hungarian actor, filmmaker
  • Ricky Wilson, English actor, singer
  • January 20 – Omar Sy, French actor
  • January 24 – Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor, voice actor
  • January 27 – Jake Pavelka, American pilot, television personality
  • January 28 – Stephen Farrelly, Irish actor, professional wrestler
  • February 7 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor
  • February 9 – A. J. Buckley, Canadian actor
  • February 12 – Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter
  • February 14 – Danai Gurira, actress, playwright
  • February 17 – Ashton Holmes, American actor
  • February 20
  • Jay Hernandez, American actor
  • Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • February 23 – Kris Lemche, Canadian actor
  • February 24 – Nicole Lyn, Canadian actress
  • March 1 – Jensen Ackles, American actor
  • March 2 – Chris Powell, American personal trainer, reality show personality, and author
  • March 3 – Aarti Mann, Indian-American actress
  • March 5 – Kimberly McCullough, American actress, dancer, director
  • March 6 – Rob Diesel, Swedish pornographic actor
  • March 8 – Nick Zano, American actor
  • March 17
  • Patrick Seitz, American voice actor
  • March 21
  • Kevin Federline, American rapper, DJ, actor, television personality, professional wrestler, and fashion model
  • Rani Mukerji, Indian actress
  • March 23 – Nicholle Tom and David Tom, American actress and actor
  • April 1 – Anamaria Marinca, Romanian actress
  • April 2 – Deon Richmond, American actor
  • April 3 – Matthew Goode, English actor
  • April 7
  • Duncan James, English actor, television presenter and singer
  • Scott McGillivray, Canadian businessman, investor, television host, author, and educator
  • April 12 – Riley Smith, American actor
  • April 13 – Kyle Howard, American actor
  • April 16 – Lara Dutta, Indian actress
  • April 19
  • James Franco, American actor
  • Joanna Gaines, American designer, businesswoman, entrepreneur, television personality
  • April 20
  • Matt Austin, Canadian actor
  • Clayne Crawford, American actor
  • April 23 – Ian Brennan, American writer, actor, producer
  • April 26
  • Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress, producer
  • Pablo Schreiber, Canadian actor
  • April 28
  • Nate Richert, American actor, musician
  • Drew Scott, Canadian actor, realtor, and entrepreneur
  • Jonathan Scott, Canadian reality television personality, contractor, illusionist, and television and film producer
  • April 29 – Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
  • April 30 – Sandra Huller, German actress
  • May 1 – James Badge Dale, American actor
  • May 5 – Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-born Chilean actor
  • May 8
  • Matthew Davis, American actor
  • Ana Maria Lombo, American musician and television personality
  • Dionisio Heiderscheid, Argentine model and pornographic actor
  • Josie Maran, American model, actress, and entrepreneur
  • May 10 – Kenan Thompson, American actor, comedian
  • May 11 – Warren Brown, English actor and former professional Thai boxer
  • May 12
  • Aaron Abrams, Canadian actor, writer
  • Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian actress
  • Jason Biggs, American actor
  • May 13 – Legrand Wolf, American pornographic actor
  • May 15
  • Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
  • David Krumholtz, American actor
  • May 16 – Jim Sturgess, English actor
  • May 18 – Chad Donella, Canadian actor
  • May 21 – Chris Santos, American actor
  • May 22 – Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • May 24 – Bryan Greenberg, American actor
  • May 25 – Brian Urlacher, former American football linebacker
  • May 27 – Jordan Ash, American pornographic actor
  • May 28 – Jake Johnson, actor, comedian
  • May 29 – Adam Rickitt, English actor, singer and model
  • May 30 – Cyrus King, American pornographic actor
  • June 2
  • Dominic Cooper, English actor
  • Nikki Cox, American actress
  • Justin Long, American actor
  • June 4
  • Josh McDermitt, American film and television actor and comedian
  • Robin Lord Taylor, American actor
  • June 5 – Jeff Schroeder, American television and online talk show host
  • June 6
  • Judith Barsi, American child actress (d. 1988)
  • June 7
  • Bill Hader, American actor, comedian
  • Anna Torv, Australian actress
  • June 8 – Maria Menounos, American actress
  • June 9 – Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • June 10
  • DJ Qualls, American actor
  • Shane West, American actor
  • Antonio Biaggi, Puerto Rican pornographic actor
  • June 11 – Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor
  • June 13 – Ethan Embry, American actor
  • June 14
  • Diablo Cody, Canadian writer
  • Colby Jansen, pornographic actor
  • June 16 – Daniel Brühl, German actor
  • June 18 – Tara Platt, American voice actress
  • June 19
  • Zoe Saldana, American actress
  • Leo Giamani, pornographic actor
  • June 20 – Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist, actor and former professional wrestler
  • June 21 – Erica Durance, Canadian actress
  • June 27 – Courtney Ford, actress
  • June 29 –
  • Luke Kirby, Canadian actor
  • Nicole Scherzinger, American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality
  • July 2 – Owain Yeoman, Welsh actor
  • July 3 – Ian Anthony Dale, American actor
  • July 4 – Becki Newton, American actress
  • July 6
  • Adam Busch, American actor, film director and singer
  • Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry, American actresses
  • July 8 – Rachael Lillis, American voice actress
  • July 9 – Kyle Davis, American actor
  • July 10 – Rastislav Tanistrak, Slovak actor, model
  • July 11
  • Oddgeir Thune, Norwegian actor
  • Thomas Stone, Hungarian pornographic actor
  • July 12
  • Topher Grace, American actor
  • Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
  • July 15 – Greg Sestero, American actor, writer
  • July 17 – R. J. Williams, American actor, television host, CEO of Young Hollywood
  • July 18 – Rafael Alencar, Brazilian pornographic actor
  • July 19 – Vadim Romanov, Russian pornographic actor
  • July 20
  • Charlie Korsmo, American former child actor
  • Anatol Yusef, English stage, film and television actor
  • July 21
  • Justin Bartha, American actor
  • Josh Hartnett, American actor
  • July 22 – A. J. Cook, Canadian actress
  • July 24 – Jeff Mauro, American actor, chef
  • August 2 – Natashia Williams, American actress, model
  • August 3
  • Tommy Dewey, American actor, producer, writer
  • Shanelle Workman, American actress, voice actress, producer and director
  • August 4 – Mick Cain, American actor
  • August 8 – Countess Vaughn, American actress
  • August 10 – Leo Fitzpatrick, American actor
  • August 16 – Josh Casaubon, American actor
  • August 18 – Andy Samberg, American actor, comedian
  • August 20 – Kris Smith, English Australian model, television presenter and rugby league footballer
  • August 22 – James Corden, English singer, actor, television host
  • August 23 – Andrew Rannells, American actor, voice actor, singer
  • August 24 – Beth Riesgraf, American actress
  • August 25 – Kel Mitchell, American actor, comedian
  • August 28 – Sam Wills, New Zealand prop comic, busker, clown, and mime
  • August 30 – Gianpaolo Venuta, Canadian actor
  • August 31 – Mike Erwin, American actor
  • September 3 – Nick Wechsler, American actor
  • September 4 – Wes Bentley, American actor
  • September 7 – Devon Sawa, Canadian actor
  • September 12 – Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
  • September 18 – Billy Eichner, American comedian, actor, writer, and television personality
  • September 20 – Charlie Weber, American actor
  • September 22 – Daniella Alonso, American actress and fashion model
  • September 23 – Anthony Mackie, American actor
  • September 24
  • Christopher Nowinski, American author, co-founder and executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation; as well as a former professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Jason Sarcinelli, American actor, stunt man
  • September 25 – Rossif Sutherland, Canadian actor
  • September 28 – Lucas Bryant, Canadian actor
  • September 29 – Nathan West, American actor
  • October 1 – Katie Aselton, American actress, film director and producer
  • October 3 – Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
  • October 9 – Randy Spelling, American actor
  • October 10 – Trevor Eyster, American actor
  • October 11 – Trevor Donovan, American actor
  • October 14 – Usher, American singer, actor
  • October 15
  • Devon Gummersall, American actor
  • Martin Mazza, Spanish pornographic actor
  • October 16 – Kala Savage, American actress
  • October 18 – Wesley Jonathan, American actor
  • October 21
  • Will Estes, American actor
  • Michael McMillian, American actor
  • October 26 –
  • CM Punk, American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and retired professional wrestler
  • Anthony Carrino, American contractor, designer, developer and television personality
  • October 27 – David Walton, American actor
  • October 28 – Justin Guarini, American singer and actor
  • October 30
  • Matthew Morrison, American singer, actor
  • Landon Conrad, American pornographic actor, model
  • October 31 – Brian Hallisay, American actor
  • November 1 – Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress
  • November 2 – Whit Hertford, American theatre director, writer and actor
  • November 8 – Keir O'Donnell, Australian-American actor
  • November 9 – Sisqó, American singer, actor, songwriter
  • November 10
  • David Paetkau, Canadian actor
  • Diplo, American actor, DJ, record producer, rapper, songwriter
  • November 17
  • Zoe Bell, New Zealand stuntwoman, actress
  • Tom Ellis, Welsh actor
  • Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
  • November 18 – Dennis West, American pornographic actor
  • November 19 – Eric Nenninger, American actor
  • November 20
  • Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model
  • Denis Vega, Spanish pornographic actor
  • November 21 – Yasmine Al Massri, International actress, dancer, video artist and human rights advocate
  • November 22 – Karlo Karrera, Dominican pornographic actor
  • November 23 – Kayvan Novak, British actor, voice actor, and comedian
  • November 24 – Katherine Heigl, American actress
  • November 28 – Jodie Resther, Canadian actress
  • November 29 – Lauren German, actress
  • November 30 – Gael García Bernal, Mexican film actor, director, and producer
  • December 1 – Stefan Kapičić, Serbian actor
  • December 5 – Jean Franko, Venezuelan pornographic actor
  • December 7
  • Shiri Appleby, American actress
  • Kristofer Hivju, Norwegian film actor, producer and writer
  • December 8 – Ian Somerhalder, American actor
  • December 9 – Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
  • December 11 – Dean Van Damme, pornographic actor
  • December 13 – Cameron Douglas, American actor
  • December 15 – Will Wikle, American actor and reality television personality
  • December 16 – Joe Absolom, English actor
  • December 17 – Douglas Tait, American actor, stuntman, filmmaker
  • December 18
  • Josh Dallas, American actor
  • Katie Holmes, American actress
  • December 21
  • Charles Dera, American pornographic actor, dancer, model, martial artist, and former U.S. Marine
  • Mike Vitar, American actor
  • December 22 – Mia Tyler, American actress, model, author, visual artist, media personality, socialite, fashion designer, talent manager and music promoter
  • December 24 – Carlson Twins, American actors, models
  • December 25 – Jeremy Strong, American film, television, and stage actor
  • December 27 – Trent Atkins, pornographic actor,
  • December 28 – John Legend, American composer and actor
  • December 30 – Tyrese Gibson, American actor, singer, model
  • December 31 – Johnny Sins, pornographic actor, director, and Internet personality

    Notable deaths

    Film debuts

  • Karen AllenNational Lampoon's Animal House
  • Pedro Almodóvar (director) – Folle...folle...fólleme Tim!
  • Kevin BaconNational Lampoon's Animal House
  • Jake BuseyStraight Time
  • Cheech & ChongUp in Smoke
  • Billy ConnollyAbsolution
  • Billy CrystalRabbit Test
  • Jamie Lee CurtisHalloween
  • Eddie DeezenLaserblast
  • R. Lee ErmeyThe Boys in Company C
  • Corey FeldmanBorn Again
  • William ForsytheLong Shot
  • Harry HamlinMovie Movie
  • Daryl HannahThe Fury
  • Mark HarmonComes a Horseman
  • Ed HarrisComa
  • Michael KeatonRabbit Test
  • John MalkovichA Wedding
  • Laurie MetcalfA Wedding
  • Liam NeesonPilgrim's Progress
  • Michael O'KeefeGray Lady Down
  • Annie PottsCorvette Summer
  • Christopher ReeveGray Lady Down
  • James RemarOn the Yard
  • Eric RobertsKing of the Gypsies
  • Diana ScarwidPretty Baby
  • James SpaderTeam-Mates
  • Mary SteenburgenGoin' South
  • Peter StormareThe Score
  • Alfre WoodardRemember My Name
  • Robert Zemeckis (director) – I Wanna Hold Your Hand