1997 in film

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The year 1997 in film involved many significant films, including Titanic , and the beginning of the film studio DreamWorks.

<i>Titanic</i> (1997 film) 1997 American romantic disaster film directed by James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.


Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1997 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1997 [1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1. Titanic Paramount / 20th Century Fox $1,843,201,268 [nb 1] [2]
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal $618,638,999
3. Men in Black Columbia $589,390,539
4. Tomorrow Never Dies United Artists $333,011,068
5. Air Force One Columbia$315,156,409
6. As Good as It Gets TriStar $314,178,011
7. Liar Liar Universal$302,710,615
8. My Best Friend's Wedding TriStar$299,288,605
9. The Fifth Element Columbia$263,920,180
10. The Full Monty Fox Searchlight $257,938,649
  1. Excluding the gross from subsequent re-releases.


Box office place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event

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<i>Avatar</i> (2009 film) 2009 American 3D epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron

Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are colonizing Pandora, a lush habitable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system, in order to mine the mineral unobtanium, a room-temperature superconductor. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi – a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to a genetically engineered Na'vi body operated from the brain of a remotely located human that is used to interact with the natives of Pandora.

<i>The Lost World: Jurassic Park</i> 1997 American science fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure film and the second installment in the Jurassic Park film series. A sequel to 1993's Jurassic Park and loosely based on Michael Crichton's 1995 novel The Lost World, the film was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by David Koepp. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, returning as the chaos-theorist and eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, and Arliss Howard. Taking place four years after the events of the original film, John Hammond sends a team, led by Malcolm, to Isla Sorna, the second island InGen used to make the dinosaurs, to study the animals while coming into conflict with a team led by InGen to bring some of the dinosaurs back onto homeland.

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taste of Cherry (طعم گيلاس, Ta'm-e gilass), directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Iran / France
The Eel (うなぎ, Unagi), directed by Shohei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hana-bi (Fireworks), directed by Takeshi Kitano, Japan

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The People vs. Larry Flynt , directed by Miloš Forman, Canada / United States

Award ceremonies


Category/Organization 55th Golden Globe Awards
January 18, 1998
3rd Critics' Choice Awards
January 20, 1998
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 70th Academy Awards
March 23, 1998
51st BAFTA Awards
April 18, 1998
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best Film Titanic As Good as It Gets L.A. Confidential Titanic The Full Monty
Best Director James Cameron
Baz Luhrmann
Romeo + Juliet
Best Actor Peter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Robert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best Actress Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings of the Dove
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Best Supporting Actor Burt Reynolds
Boogie Nights
Anthony Hopkins
Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting
Tom Wilkinson
The Full Monty
Best Supporting Actress Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Joan Cusack
In & Out
Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Gloria Stuart
Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Sigourney Weaver
The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay, Adapted Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
L.A. Confidential
Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks
As Good As It Gets
Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Nil by Mouth
Gary Oldman
Best Original Score Titanic
James Horner
N/AN/A Titanic
James Horner
Romeo + Juliet
Nellee Hooper
Best Original Song"My Heart Will Go On"
N/AN/A"My Heart Will Go On"
Best Foreign Language Film My Life in Pink Shall We Dance? N/A Character Ridicule

1997 wide-release movies


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
10 Jackie Chan's First Strike Golden Harvest Stanley Tong (director); Greg Mellott, Elliot Tong, Stanley Tong, Nick Tramontane (screenplay); Jackie Chan Martial Arts, Comedy Live action
The Relic Paramount Pictures Peter Hyams (director); Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver (screenplay); Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Turbulence Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment Robert Butler (director); Jonathan Brett (screenplay); Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Héctor Elizondo, Rachel Ticotin, Catherine Hicks, Brendan Gleeson Action, Thriller Live action
17 Beverly Hills Ninja TriStar Pictures Dennis Dugan (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitch Klebanoff (screenplay); Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Nathaniel Parker, Soon-Tek Oh, with Chris Rock, Robin Shou Action, Comedy Live action
Metro Touchstone Pictures / Caravan Pictures Thomas Carter (director); Randy Feldman (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Michael Wincott, Donal Logue, Michael Rapaport, Carmen Ejogo, Denis Arndt Action Live action
24 Fierce Creatures Universal Pictures Fred Schepisi, Robert Young (director); John Cleese (screenplay); John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Derek Griffiths, Maria Aitken Comedy Live action
Zeus and Roxanne Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher Entertainment George T. Miller (director); Tom Benedek (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Miko Hughes, Arnold Vosloo Family Live action
31 Meet Wally Sparks Largo Entertainment / JVC / Trimark Pictures Peter Baldwin (director); Harry Basil, Rodney Dangerfield (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, Michael Weatherly, Cindy Williams, Alan Rachins, Burt Reynolds, David Ogden Stiers Comedy Live action
Shadow Conspiracy Hollywood Pictures / Cinergi Pictures George P. Cosmatos (director); Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang, Ben Gazzara, Sam Waterston Action, Thriller Live action
Star Wars (Special Edition) 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm George Lucas (director/screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
7 The Beautician and the Beast Paramount Pictures Ken Kwapis (director); Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton Romance, Comedy Live action
Dante's Peak Universal Pictures Roger Donaldson (director); Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Grant Heslov Action, Adventure Thriller Live action
The Pest TriStar Pictures / The Bubble Factory Paul Miller (director); John Leguizamo, Jeffrey Jones Comedy Live action
SubUrbia Sony Pictures Classics / Castle Rock Entertainment Richard Linklater (director); Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey, Nicky Katt, Ajay Naidu, Parker Posey, Giovanni Ribisi, Samia Shoaib, Dina Spybey, Steve Zahn Drama, Comedy Live action
14 Absolute Power Columbia Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Clint Eastwood (director); Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, E. G. Marshall, Dennis Haysbert Thriller Live action
Fools Rush In Columbia Pictures Andy Tennant (director); Katherine Reback, Joan Taylor (screenplay); Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Siobhan Fallon Hogan Romance, Comedy Live action
Touch United Artists Paul Schrader (director); Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Lolita Davidovich, Paul Mazursky Romance, Comedy Live action
Vegas Vacation Warner Bros. Pictures Stephen Kessler (director); Elisa Bell (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Randy Quaid Comedy Live action
21 The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm Irvin Kershner (director); Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
Rosewood Warner Bros. Pictures John Singleton (director); Gregory Poirier (screenplay); Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill, Loren Dean, Esther Rolle, Elise Neal, Michael Rooker Drama Live action
26 Booty Call Columbia Pictures Jeff Pollack (director); Takashi Bufford (screenplay); Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones, Art Malik Comedy Live action
28 Donnie Brasco TriStar Pictures / Mandalay Entertainment Mike Newell (director); Paul Attanasio (screenplay); Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Željko Ivanek, Anne Heche Crime, Drama Live action
7 Jungle 2 Jungle Walt Disney Pictures / TF1 International John Pasquin (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon (screenplay); Tim Allen, Martin Short, Sam Huntington, Lolita Davidovich, David Ogden Stiers, JoBeth Williams Comedy, Family Live action
Private Parts Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Betty Thomas (director); Len Blum, Michael Kalesniko (screenplay); Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack, Fred Norris, Paul Giamatti, Carol Alt, Allison Janney, Michael Murphy, Jenna Jameson Biography, Comedy Live action
14 City of Industry Orion Pictures / Largo Entertainment John Irvin (director); Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen, Wade Dominguez Crime, Thriller Live action
Love Jones New Line Cinema Theodore Witcher (director/screenplay); Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson Romance, Drama Live action
Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm Richard Marquand (director); Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz Sci-Fi, Fantasy Live action
21 Liar Liar Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Tom Shadyac (director); Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard, Mitchell Ryan, Anne Haney, Justin Cooper, Cary Elwes Comedy Live action
Selena Warner Bros. Pictures Gregory Nava (director/screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jon Seda, Lupe Ontiveros Biography, Drama Live action
26 Cats Don't Dance Warner Bros. Pictures Mark Dindal (director); Roberts Gannaway, Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser (screenplay); Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Ashley Peldon, John Rhys-Davies, Kathy Najimy, Don Knotts Comedy, Musical, Family Animation
The Devil's Own Columbia Pictures Alan J. Pakula (director); David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick, Kevin Jarre (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, George Hearn Action, Thriller Live action
28 The 6th Man Touchstone Pictures Randall Miller (director); Christopher Reed, Cynthia Carle (screenplay); Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, Michael Michele Sports, Comedy Live action
B*A*P*S New Line Cinema Robert Townsend (director); Troy Beyer (screenplay); Halle Berry, Martin Landau Comedy Live action
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 20th Century Fox / Saban Entertainment Shuki Levy (director/screenplay), David Winning (director); Shuki Levy, Shell Danielson (screenplay); Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank, Austin St. John, Catherine Sutherland, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Hilary Shepard, Amy Jo Johnson, Blake Foster Action, Adventure, Family Live action


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
4 Anna Karenina Warner Bros. Pictures / Icon Productions Bernard Rose (director); Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, James Fox Romance, Drama Live action
Chasing Amy Miramax Films Kevin Smith (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith Romance, Comedy Live action
Double Team Columbia Pictures Tsui Hark (director); Don Jakoby, Paul Mones (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Paul Freeman, Mickey Rourke Action Live action
Inventing the Abbotts Fox 2000 Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Pat O'Connor (director); Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Billy Crudup, Joanna Going Drama Live action
The Saint Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Phillip Noyce (director); Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Šerbedžija Thriller Live action
That Old Feeling Universal Pictures / The Bubble Factory Carl Reiner (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall, Gail O'Grady, David Rasche, James Denton, Danny Nucci Romance, Comedy Live action
11 Anaconda Columbia Pictures Luis Llosa (director); Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr. (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wührer, Jonathan Hyde Action, Adventure, Horror Live action
Grosse Pointe Blank Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures George Armitage (director); Tom Jankiewicz, D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack (screenplay); John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd Comedy Live action
18 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Orion Pictures Tom Schulman (director/screenplay); Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson, George Hamilton, Dyan Cannon, David Spade, Todd Louiso Comedy Live action
McHale's Navy Universal Pictures / The Bubble Factory Bryan Spicer (director); Peter Crabbe, Andy Rose (screenplay); Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, David Alan Grier, Debra Messing, Tim Curry, Bruce Campbell, Danton Stone, French Stewart, Brian Haley, Tommy Chong, Henry Cho, Honorato Magaloni, Guillermo Ríos, Anthony Jesse Cruz, Ernest Borgnine Comedy Live action
Murder at 1600 Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Dwight H. Little (director); Wayne Beach, David Hodgin (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Daniel Benzali, Alan Alda Thriller Live action
25 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Touchstone Pictures David Mirkin (director); Robin Schiff (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, Alan Cumming Comedy Live action
Volcano Fox 2000 Pictures Mick Jackson (director); Jerome Armstrong, Billy Ray (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim, Keith David Action, Thriller Live action
2 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery New Line Cinema Jay Roach (director); Mike Myers (screenplay); Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Mimi Rogers Action, Comedy Live action
Breakdown Paramount Pictures Jonathan Mostow (director/screenplay); Sam Montgomery (screenplay); Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M. C. Gainey Thriller Live action
Warriors of Virtue Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ronny Yu (director); Michael Vickerman, Hugh Kelley (screenplay); Angus Macfadyen, Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao-Li Chi, Doug Jones Fantasy Live action
9 Fathers' Day Warner Bros. Pictures Ivan Reitman (director); Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski Comedy Live action
The Fifth Element Columbia Pictures Luc Besson (director/screenplay); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry Sci-Fi, Action Live action
Nowhere Fine Line Features Gregg Araki (director/screenplay) Black Comedy, Drama Live action
Twin Town Gramercy Pictures / Polygram Filmed Entertainment Kevin Allen (director) Dark Comedy, Crime, Drama Live action
Underworld Trimark Pictures Roger Christian (director); Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Annabella Sciorra Action, Comedy Live action
16 Night Falls on Manhattan Paramount Pictures Sidney Lumet (director); Sidney Lumet (screenplay); Andy García, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Leibman, Dominic Chianese Crime, Drama Live action
23 Addicted to Love Warner Bros. Pictures Griffin Dunne (director); Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tcheky Karyo Romance, Comedy Live action
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Steven Spielberg (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester Sci-Fi, Adventure Live action
30 Gone Fishin' Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures Christopher Cain (director); J. J. Abrams, Jill Mazursky (screenplay); Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield Comedy Live action
'Til There Was You Paramount Pictures / Lakeshore Entertainment Scott Winant (director); Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston Romance, Comedy Live action
Trial and Error New Line Cinema Jonathan Lynn (director); Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron Comedy Live action
6 Buddy Columbia Pictures / Jim Henson Pictures Caroline Thompson (director); Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming Drama, Family Live action
Con Air Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Simon West (director); Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Rachel Ticotin, Monica Potter, Nick Chinlund Action, Thriller Live action
13 Speed 2: Cruise Control 20th Century Fox Jan de Bont (director); Randall McCormick, Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer Action Live action
Ulee's Gold Orion Pictures Victor Nuñez (director); Victor Nuñez (screenplay); Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Tom Wood, Christine Dunford, Jessica Biel Drama Live action
20 Batman & Robin Warner Bros. Pictures Joel Schumacher (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Elle Macpherson, Pat Hingle Action, Comedy Live action
My Best Friend's Wedding TriStar Pictures P. J. Hogan (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco Comedy Live action
27 Face/Off Paramount Pictures / Touchstone Pictures John Woo (director); Mike Werb, Michael Colleary (screenplay); John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Harve Presnell, Dominique Swain Action Live action
Hercules Walt Disney Pictures Ron Clements, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Barry Johnson (screenplay); Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, Bobcat Goldthwait Fantasy, Comedy, Musical, Family Animation


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
2 Men in Black Columbia Pictures / Amblin Entertainment Barry Sonnenfeld (director); Ed Solomon (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
Out to Sea 20th Century Fox Martha Coolidge (director); Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner Comedy Live action
Wild America Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions William Dear (director); David Michael Wieger (screenplay); Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow Adventure, Family Live action
9 4 Little Girls Home Box Office Spike Lee (director) Documentary Live action
11 Contact Warner Bros. Pictures Robert Zemeckis (director); James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, David Morse, Jake Busey Sci-Fi Live action
A Simple Wish Universal Pictures / The Bubble Factory Michael Ritchie (director); Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Pastorelli, Francis Capra, Amanda Plummer, Ruby Dee, Teri Garr Fantasy, Comedy, Family Live action
16 George of the Jungle Walt Disney Pictures / Mandeville Films Sam Weisman (director); Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Holland Taylor, John Bennett Perry, Richard Roundtree, John Cleese Comedy, Family Live action
18 Nothing to Lose Touchstone Pictures Steve Oedekerk (director/screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart Comedy Live action
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain Nest Family Entertainment / Crest Animation Productions Richard Rich (director); Michelle Nicastro, Douglas Sills Musical, Fantasy, Family Animation
25 Air Force One Columbia Pictures / Beacon Pictures Wolfgang Petersen (director); Andrew W. Marlowe (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Paul Guilfoyle Action, Thriller Live action
Good Burger Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Brian Robbins (director); Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Abe Vigoda Comedy, Family Live action
30 One Eight Seven Warner Bros. Pictures / Icon Productions Kevin Reynolds (director); Scott Yagemann (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins, Jr. Crime, Drama Live action
1 Air Bud Walt Disney Pictures Charles Martin Smith (director); Paul Tamasy, Aaron Mendelsohn (screenplay); Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs, Eric Christmas, Nicola Cavendish, Brendan Fletcher, Norman Browning, Stephen E. Miller Sports, Comedy, Family Live action
Picture Perfect 20th Century Fox Glenn Gordon Caron (director); Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis, Illeana Douglas Romance, Comedy Live action
Spawn New Line Cinema Mark A.Z. Dippé (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, D. B. Sweeney Action Live action
8 Conspiracy Theory Warner Bros. Pictures Richard Donner (director); Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart Action Live action
Free Willy 3: The Rescue Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Sam Pillsbury (director); John Mattson (screenplay); Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry, Patrick Kilpatrick Adventure, Family Live action
13 The Full Monty Fox Searchlight Pictures Peter Cattaneo (director); Simon Beaufoy (screenplay); Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer Comedy, Drama Live action
15 Cop Land Miramax Films James Mangold (director/screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Michael Rapaport, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, Annabella Sciorra, Janeane Garofalo, Cathy Moriarty Crime, Drama Live action
Event Horizon Paramount Pictures Paul W. S. Anderson (director); Philip Eisner (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy Live action
Steel Warner Bros. Pictures Kenneth Johnson (director/screenplay); Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree, Ray J Action Live action
22 G.I. Jane Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures Ridley Scott (director); David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra (screenplay); Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft Action Live action
Leave It to Beaver Universal Pictures Andy Cadiff (director); Brian Levant, Lon Diamond (screenplay); Christopher McDonald, Janine Turner, Cameron Finley, Erik von Detten, Erika Christensen, Adam Zolotin Comedy, Family Live action
Masterminds Columbia Pictures Roger Christian (director); Floyd Byars (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford, Matt Craven, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jon Abrahams, Katie Stuart Action, Comedy Live action
Mimic Dimension Films / Miramax Films Guillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Matthew Robbins (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Money Talks New Line Cinema Brett Ratner (director); Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow (screenplay); Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Paul Sorvino Comedy Live action
A Smile Like Yours Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Keith Samples (director); Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, John Cusack, Jay Thomas, Jill Hennessy, Sheridan Samples, Christopher McDonald Romantic, Comedy Live action
27 Hoodlum Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bill Duke (director); Chris Brancato (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy García Drama, Period Live action
29 Excess Baggage Columbia Pictures Marco Brambilla (director); Max D. Adams, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, Christopher Walken Crime, Comedy Live action
Kull the Conqueror Universal Pictures John Nicolella (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot, Roy Brocksmith, Harvey Fierstein, Karina Lombard Fantasy, Action, Adventure Live action
5 Fire Down Below Warner Bros. Pictures Félix Enríquez Alcalá (director); Jeb Stuart, Phillip Morton (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Levon Helm, Kris Kristofferson Action, Thriller Live action
12 The End of Violence Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Wim Wenders (director); Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne, Traci Lind, Rosalind Chao Drama, Crime Live action
The Game PolyGram Filmed Entertainment David Fincher (director); John Brancato, Michael Ferris (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Carroll Baker Thriller Live action
19 L.A. Confidential Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Curtis Hanson (director/screenplay); Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Simon Baker Drama Live action
In & Out Paramount Pictures Frank Oz (director); Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Tom Selleck Comedy Live action
A Thousand Acres Touchstone Pictures / PolyGram / Beacon Pictures Jocelyn Moorhouse (director); Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Keith Carradine, Colin Firth, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle Drama Live action
Wishmaster Live Entertainment Robert Kurtzman (director); Peter Atkins (screenplay); Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Chris Lemmon, Wendy Benson, Tony Crane, Jenny O'Hara, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd Horror Live action
26 The Edge 20th Century Fox Lee Tamahori (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Harold Perrineau, Elle Macpherson, L. Q. Jones, Bart the Bear Drama Live action
The Peacemaker DreamWorks Mimi Leder (director); Michael Schiffer (screenplay); George Clooney, Nicole Kidman Action, Thriller Live action
Soul Food 20th Century Fox George Tillman, Jr. (director/screenplay); Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Brandon Hammond, Irma P. Hall Drama, Comedy Live action


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
3 Kiss the Girls Paramount Pictures Gary Fleder (director); David Klass (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes Crime, Thriller Live action
U Turn TriStar Pictures / Phoenix Pictures Oliver Stone (director/screenplay); John Ridley (screenplay); Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Powers Boothe, Billy Bob Thornton, Claire Danes, Jon Voight Crime Live action
8 Seven Years in Tibet TriStar Pictures / Mandalay Entertainment Jean-Jacques Annaud (director); Becky Johnston (screenplay); Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Jetsun Pema Period, Drama Live action
10 Boogie Nights New Line Cinema Paul Thomas Anderson (director/screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Ari Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman Drama Live action
Most Wanted New Line Cinema David Hogan (director); Keenen Ivory Wayans (screenplay); Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Jill Hennessy, John Diehl, Robert Culp, Eric Roberts, Paul Sorvino, Tito Larriva Action, Thriller Live action
RocketMan Walt Disney Pictures / Caravan Pictures Stuart Gillard (director); Oren Aviv, Craig Mazin, Greg Erb (screenplay); Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens, Jr., Beau Bridges Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family Live action
17 Bean Gramercy Pictures Mel Smith (director); Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll (screenplay); Rowan Atkinson Comedy Live action
The Devil's Advocate Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Taylor Hackford (director); Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Craig T. Nelson Thriller Live action
I Know What You Did Last Summer Columbia Pictures / Mandalay Entertainment Jim Gillespie (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche Thriller Live action
Playing God Touchstone Pictures / Beacon Pictures Andy Wilson (director); David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie Crime, Thriller Live action
24 FairyTale: A True Story Paramount Pictures / Icon Productions Charles Sturridge (director); Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Paul McGann Fantasy Live action
Gattaca Columbia Pictures Andrew Niccol (director, screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Loren Dean Sci-Fi Live action
A Life Less Ordinary 20th Century Fox Danny Boyle (director); Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm Comedy Live action
31 Red Corner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Jon Avnet (director); Robert King (screenplay); Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford Thriller Live action
Switchback Paramount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment Jeb Stuart (director/screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner, R. Lee Ermey Thriller Live action
7 Mad City Warner Bros. Pictures Costa Gavras (director); Tom Matthews (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Blythe Danner, Alan Alda Thriller Live action
Starship Troopers TriStar Pictures / Touchstone Pictures Paul Verhoeven (director); Edward Neumeier (screenplay); Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside Sci-Fi, Action Live action
14 The Jackal Universal Pictures / Mutual Film Company Michael Caton-Jones (director); Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora Spy, Action, Thriller Live action
The Little Mermaid (re-release) Walt Disney Pictures John Musker, Ron Clements (director); Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Kenneth Mars, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett Family, Musical Animation
The Man Who Knew Too Little Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency Enterprises Jon Amiel (director); Robert Farrar, Howard Franklin (screenplay); Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James, John Standing, Anna Chancellor Comedy Live action
21 Anastasia 20th Century Fox Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (director); Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Eric Tuchman (screenplay); Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Angela Lansbury Family, Musical, Mystery Animation
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Warner Bros. Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); Kevin Spacey, John Cusack Drama Live action
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation New Line Cinema John R. Leonetti (director); Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel (screenplay); Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Lynn "Red" Williams, Irina Pantaeva, James Remar Action, Fantasy Live action
The Rainmaker Paramount Pictures / Constellation Films Francis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Virginia Madsen, Dean Stockwell, Roy Scheider, Teresa Wright Drama Live action
26 Alien Resurrection 20th Century Fox Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director); Joss Whedon (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, Leland Orser, Dan Hedaya, J. E. Freeman, Kim Flowers, Raymond Cruz Sci-Fi, Thriller Live action
Flubber Walt Disney Pictures / Great Oaks Entertainment Les Mayfield (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Jodi Benson, Clancy Brown, Raymond J. Barry Comedy, Family Live action
5 Good Will Hunting Miramax Films Gus Van Sant (director); Ben Affleck, Matt Damon (screenplay); Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Stellan Skarsgård Drama Live action
10 Amistad DreamWorks Steven Spielberg (director); David Franzoni (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Nigel Hawthorne, Stellan Skarsgård, Harry Blackmun, Anna Paquin Period, Drama Live action
12 For Richer or Poorer Universal Pictures / The Bubble Factory Bryan Spicer (director); Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner, Wayne Knight, Larry Miller Comedy Live action
Home Alone 3 20th Century Fox Raja Gosnell (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen, David Thornton, Haviland Morris, Marian Seldes, Kevin Kilmer, Seth Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Curry, Baxter Harris Comedy, Family Live action
Scream 2 Dimension Films Wes Craven (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett, Liev Schreiber Thriller Live action
19 MouseHunt DreamWorks Gore Verbinski (director); Adam Rifkin (screenplay); Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Christopher Walken Comedy Live action
Titanic 20th Century Fox / Paramount Pictures James Cameron (director/screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Victor Garber, Bill Paxton, Eric Braeden, Ioan Gruffudd, Bernard Fox, Suzy Amis, Lewis Abernathy, Nicholas Cascone Period, Action, Drama, Romance Live action
Tomorrow Never Dies United Artists Roger Spottiswoode (director); Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench Spy Live action
23 As Good as It Gets TriStar Pictures James L. Brooks (director/screenplay); Mark Andrus (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Harold Ramis Drama, Comedy Live action
25 An American Werewolf in Paris Hollywood Pictures Anthony Waller (director); Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy Horror Live action
Jackie Brown Miramax Films / A Band Apart Quentin Tarantino (director/screenplay); Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro Crime, Thriller, Comedy Live action
Mr. Magoo Walt Disney Pictures Stanley Tong (director); Pat Proft, Tom Sherohman (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Malcolm McDowell, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ernie Hudson Comedy Live action
The Postman Warner Bros. Pictures Kevin Costner (director); Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Tom Petty Drama, Adventure Live action
Wag the Dog New Line Cinema Barry Levinson (director); Hilary Henkin, David Mamet (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, William H. Macy, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst Comedy Live action
29 Young and Dangerous 4 Television Corporation of Singapore Andrew Lau (director); Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan Triad Live action

Notable films released in 1997

U.S.A. unless stated



<i>Absolute Power</i> (film) 1997 American political thriller film directed by Clint Eastwood

Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1996 novel Absolute Power by David Baldacci. Screened at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, the film also stars Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn and Dennis Haysbert. It was also the last screen appearance of E. G. Marshall.

Clint Eastwood American actor and film director

Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.

Gene Hackman American actor and novelist

Eugene Allen Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. He won four Golden Globes, one SAG Award and two BAFTAs.


<i>Bang</i> (film) 1997 independent film directed by Ash Baron-Cohen

Bang is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Ashley Baron Cohen,, who is the cousin of well-known TV and film performer, Sacha Baron Cohen.

<i>Batman & Robin</i> (film) 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman directed by Joel Schumacher

Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin. It is the sequel to the 1995 film Batman Forever and the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series and the only one not to feature Tim Burton in any capacity. The film was directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Akiva Goldsman. It stars George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell as the titular characters, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, and Elle Macpherson. The film tells the story of Batman and Robin as they attempt to prevent Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing all mankind to death and repopulating the earth with mutant plants, while at the same time struggling to keep their partnership together. It is also to date the only live-action film appearance of Batgirl, who helps the titular characters fight the villains.

George Clooney American actor, filmmaker, and activist

George Timothy Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018, he was the recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.


<i>Campfire Tales</i> 1991 film

Campfire Tales (1991) is an anthology horror film written and directed by William Cooke and Paul Talbot. The film is about a group of teenagers telling ghost stories around a campfire. One of the storytellers is horror legend Gunnar Hansen. The movie also uses many elements from famous horror stories and directors.

<i>Career Girls</i> 1997 film by Mike Leigh

Career Girls is a 1997 British dramatic comedy film written and directed by Mike Leigh which tells the story of two women, who reunite after six years apart. The film stars Katrin Cartlidge and Lynda Steadman. The women were originally thrown together when they shared a flat while at university and the film focuses on their interpersonal relationship.

Mike Leigh British writer and director of film and theatre

Mike Leigh is an English writer and director of film and theatre. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before honing his directing skills at East 15 Acting School and further at the Camberwell School of Art, the Central School of Art and Design and London Film School. He began as a theatre director and playwright in the mid-1960s.


<i>Dakan</i> 1997 film by Mohamed Camara

Dakan (Destiny) is a 1997 French/Guinean drama film written and directed by Mohamed Camara. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Telling the story of two young men struggling with their love for each other, it has been described as the first West African feature film to deal with homosexuality.

Ice Cube American actor, producer and actor from California

O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer, director, writer and actor.

<i>Dantes Peak</i> 1997 film by Roger Donaldson

Dante's Peak is a 1997 American disaster thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley and Grant Heslov, the film is set in the fictional town of Dante's Peak where the inhabitants fight to survive a volcanic eruption. The film was released on February 7, 1997, under the production of Universal Pictures and Pacific Western Productions.





















Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January1 Joan Rice 66UKActress
4 Bill Lancaster 49USAScreenwriter
6 Catherine Scorsese 84USAActress
9 Jesse White 80USAActor
10 Sheldon Leonard 89USAActor, Director, Producer
11 Jill Summers 86UKActress Agatha
13 Charlotte Holland 81UKActress Promise Her Anything
18 Diana Lewis 77UKActress
19 Adriana Caselotti 80USAActress
19 James Dickey 73USAAuthor, Screenwriter, Actor Deliverance
21 Tom Parker 87USATechnical Advisor
21 Polly Ann Young 88USAActress
21 John Glyn-Jones 87MoroccoActor, Producer, Director
23 David Waller 76UKActor
23 Bill Zuckert 81USAActor
27 Bill Kennedy 88USAActor
27 Richard X. Slattery 71USAActor
31 Eve Lister 83UKActress
February1 Marjorie Reynolds 79USAActress
4 Robert Clouse 68USADirector
5 Harry Essex 86USAScreenwriter
8 Robert Ridgely 65USAActor
11 Barry Evans 53UKActor
11 Don Porter 84USAActor
12 James Cossins 63UKActor
17 Max Brimmell 76UKActor
19 Frank Delfino 86USAActor
23 Frank Launder 91UKScreenwriter, Director
23 Oscar Lewenstein 80UKProducer
25 Scott Forbes 76UKActor
25 Arthur Hewlett 89UKActor Man About the House
26 David Doyle 67USAActor
26 Wende Wagner 55USAActress
March4 Carey Loftin 83USAStuntman, Actor
8 Alexander Salkind 75PolandProducer
9 Terry Nation 66UKScreenwriter
13 Ronald Fraser 66UKActor
14 Fred Zinnemann 89AustriaDirector, Producer
15 Gail Davis 71USAActress
16 Leda Gloria 84ItalyActress
22 John Hoesli 78UKAct Director, Draughtsman
29 Ellen Pollock 94UKActress
30 Jack Bernhard 82USADirector
April2 Anthony Bushell 92UKActor
2 Tomoyuki Tanaka 86JapanProducer
4 Mike Raven 72UKActor
5 Allen Ginsberg 70USAPoet, Actor
6 Barbara Yu Ling 58UKActress
14 Michael Stroka 58USAActor
15 David Dockendorf 73USASound Engineer
16 Roland Topor 59FranceWriter, Actor
20 Jean Louis 89FranceCostume Designer
24 Pat Paulsen 69MexicoActor
25 Brian May 62AustraliaComposer
26 John Beal 87USAActor
26 Joey Faye 87USAActor
26Neil Robinson61USAActress
27 Paul Lambert 74USAActor
27 Gabriel Figueroa 90MexicoCinematographer
28 Steve Conte 77ItalyActor
May1 Bo Widerberg 66SwedenDirector, Screenwriter
3 Hughie Green 77UKActor, Producer
4 Alvy Moore 75USAActor, Producer
5 Walter Gotell 73UKActor
6 Jorge Martínez de Hoyos 76MexicoActor, Screenwriter
9 Marco Ferreri 68ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
10 Steve Holland 72USAActor The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
10 John P. Austin 90USASet Decorator
11 Catherine McLeod 75USAActress
11 Howard Morton 71USAActor
14 Thelma Carpenter 75USAActress
15 Bridgette Andersen 21USAActress
16 Giuseppe De Santis 80ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
20 John Rawlins 94USADirector
22 Renzo Montagnani 66ItalyActor
23 Frances E. Nealy 78USAActress
24 Edward Mulhare 74IrelandActor
28 Sydney Guilaroff 89USAMakeup Artist, Actor, Costume Executive
29 George Fenneman 77USAActor
June14 Richard Jaeckel 70USAActor
14 Marjorie Best 94USACostume Designer
17 Maurice Rootes 80UKFilm Editor
19 Olga Georges-Picot 57FranceActress
22 Don Henderson 65UKActor
23 Rosina Lawrence 84CanadaActress
24 Brian Keith 75USAActor
26 George Bassman 83USAComposer, Orchestrator
28 Gary DeVore 69USAActress
29 William Hickey 69USAActor
July1 Robert Mitchum 79USAActor
2 James Stewart 89USAActor
7 Royston Tickner 74UKActor The Keep
15 Rosamund Greenwood 90UKActress
16 William Reynolds 87USAFilm Editor
17 Gene Warren 80USAVisual Effects Artist
20 Linda Stirling 75USAActress
23 David Warbeck 55New ZealandActor
24 Brian Glover 63UKActor
24 Bill Shine 85UKActor
27 Isabel Dean 79UKActor
28 Rosalie Crutchley 77UKActress, Soundtrack
August2 William S. Burroughs 83USAAuthor, Actor
4 Dick Bush 65UKCinematographer, Camera Operator
5 Don Steele 61USAActor
9 William Abney 76UKActor, Writer
15 Glenn Corbett 74USAActor
18 Don Knight 64UKActor
18 Jeep Swenson 40USAActor
19 Cathleen Cordell 82USAActress
25 Camilla Spira 81GermanyActor
26 Frances Osborne 76USAActress
27 Sally Blane 87USAActress
27 Brandon Tartikoff 48USAStudio executive
27 Dick N. Lucas 77USAAnimator
28Eve Smith91USAActress
31 Dodi Fayed 42EgyptProducer
31 Will Hare 81USAActor
September5 Eddie Little Sky 71USAActor
7 Elisabeth Brooks 46USAActress
8 Helen Shaw 100USAActress
9 Burgess Meredith 89USAActor
13 Georges Guétary 82FranceActor An American in Paris
13 Audrey Fildes 74CanadaActress
16 Terence Cooper 64AustraliaActor
17 Red Skelton 84USAActor, Comedian
17 Brian Hall 59UKActor
19 Jack May 75UKActor
21 Maurice Kaufmann 70UKActor
21 Jennifer Holt 76UKActress
26 Dorothy Kingsley 87USAScreenwriter
26 Samuel W. Taylor 90USAWriter
October3 John Ashley 95UKActor, Producer
3 Verna Hillie 83USAActress
3 Jarl Kulle 70SwedenActor, Director, Writer
5 Andrew Keir 71UKActor
5 Debbie Linden 36UKActress
9 Arch Johnson 75USAActor
10 Stella Bonheur 92UKActress
12 John Denver 53USASinger, Actor
13 Joyce Compton 90USAActress
14 Hy Averback 76USADirector, Producer, Actor
16 Audra Lindley 79USAActress
17 Ben Welden 96USAActor
18 Milt Neil 83USAAnimator
18 Marshall Green 78USAProduction Manager, Second Unit Director
19 Arthur Ibbetson 75UKCinematographer
20 Ron Tarr 60UKActor
24 Don Messick 71USAActor, Voice of Scooby-Doo
24 Michael Balfour 79UKActor
30 Samuel Fuller 85USADirector, Screenwriter
November5 Louise Campbell 86USAActress
6 William Watson 59USAActor
8 Michael Ward 88UKActor
10 Ave Ninchi 82ItalyActress
11 William Alland 81USAProducer, Actor
12 Sándor Szabó 82HungaryActor Topaz
13 Dietrich Lohmann 54Germany-USACinematographer
15 Warren Douglas 86USAActor
15 David Toguri 64CanadaMiscellaneous, Actor
16 David K. Stewart 60??Cinematographer
17 Wilfred Josephs 70UKComposer, Orchestrator
17 Peter James 73UKSet Decorator, Art Director
19 Alfred Roome 88UKEditor
21Jack Purvis60UKActor
22 Joanna Moore 63USAActress
23 Robert Lewis 88USADirector, Actor
25 Charles Hallahan 54USAActor
30 Glyn Dearman 57UKActor
December2 Marge Kotlisky 70USAActress
4 Richard Vernon 72UKActor
14 Stubby Kaye 79USAActor
16 Richard Warwick 52UKActor
17 Peter Taylor 75ItalyEditor, Assistant Editor
18 Chris Farley 33USAActor, Comedian
19Michael Alldredge56USAActor
20 Dawn Steel 51USAProducer
21 Roger Barkley 61USAActor Amazon Women on the Moon
23 Stanley Cortez 89USACinematographer
24 Dee Dee Wood 89USAChoreographer
24 Toshiro Mifune 77JapanActor, Producer
25 Denver Pyle 77USAActor
28 Bill Anderson 86USAProduction Manager
31 Billie Dove 94USAActress

Film debuts

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