1960 in film

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The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top grossing films (US)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross rental
1. Spartacus Universal Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis $14,000,0001
2. Psycho Paramount Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Janet Leigh $9,100,0001
3. Exodus United Artists Paul Newman, Ralph Richardson, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Jill Haworth $8,500,0001
4. Swiss Family Robinson Walt Disney Productions John Mills and Dorothy McGuire $7,900,0001
5. The Alamo United Artists John Wayne and Richard Widmark $7,900,0001
6. The Apartment United Artists Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine $6,700,0001
7. BUtterfield 8 MGM Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey $6,000,0001
8. Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. $5,500,0001
9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM Doris Day and David Niven $5,300,0001
10. From the Terrace 20th Century Fox Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward $5,200,0001

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Apartment - Mirisch, United Artists
Best Director: Billy Wilder - The Apartment
Best Actor: Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Spartacus
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Spartacus
Best Actor: Burt LancasterElmer Gantry
Best Actress: Greer GarsonSunrise at Campobello
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): The Apartment
Best Picture (tie): Song Without End
Best Actor: Jack LemmonThe Apartment
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaineThe Apartment
Other
Best Director: Jack CardiffSons and Lovers

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Le passage du Rhin (The Crossing of the Rhine), directed by André Cayatte, Italy / France / W.Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

El lazarillo de tormes, directed by César Fernández Ardavín, Spain / Italy

Notable films released in 1960

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Short Film Series

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6. 







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