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The year 2005 saw many significant movies and films. The highest-grossing films of this year are Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 20051
Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036
2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm $848,754,768
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney $745,011,272'
4. War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $591,745,540
5. King Kong Universal $550,517,357
6. Madagascar DreamWorks $532,680,671
7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $478,207,520
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros $474,968,763
9. Batman Begins Warner Bros / Legendary $372,710,015
10. Hitch Columbia $368,100,420

Events

Month Day Event
January 6 The Directors Guild of America nominates directors Martin Scorsese (The Aviator), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Taylor Hackford (Ray), Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Alexander Payne (Sideways) for its Directors Guild Awards.
8 The National Society of Film Critics awards go to Million Dollar Baby (film), Zhang Yimou (director, for: House of Flying Daggers), Imelda Staunton and Hilary Swank (tied for best actress), Jamie Foxx (actor), Thomas Haden Church (supporting actor) and Virginia Madsen (supporting actress).
9 The People's Choice Awards go to Fahrenheit 9/11 (favorite motion picture), Passion of the Christ for favorite drama, and Shrek 2 (favorite comedy, animated film, sequel, animated character: Eddie Murphy as "donkey", and movie villain: Jennifer Saunders as "Fairy Godmother").
16 Golden Globes awards film winners included three for The Aviator (Picture-Drama, Actor and Score), two for Sideways (Picture-comedy and Screenplay), two for Million Dollar Baby (Director and Actress), and two for Closer (Supporting Actor and Supporting actress for Clive Owen and Natalie Portman).
22 The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24 The Golden Raspberry Awards picks for worst film achievement in 2004 had Catwoman leading with seven nominations, Alexander, Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks each with five and four nominations for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
25 The Academy Awards picks for best film achievement in 2004 had The Aviator leading nominations with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with seven, Ray with six, and Sideways with five.
February 2 Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond. Brosnan last appeared as Bond in Die Another Day (2002).
12 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26 Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11 dominate the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 4 awards each. Four special awards were also handed out to commemorate the Razzies' 25th anniversary. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the biggest loser of the previous 25 years, Battlefield Earth, Gigli, and From Justin to Kelly collected the worst film awards.
27 77th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
May 20 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith reaches a record high at the box offices on opening day with US$50 million on 9,400 screens at 3,661 theaters worldwide, edging out Spider-Man 2's top opening day record of $40.4 million and Shrek 2's top single day record of $44.8 million.
22 The Golden Palm in the 58th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival is awarded to L'enfant, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The Grand Prix is awarded to Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmusch, while the prize for best director is awarded to Michael Haneke for Caché.
June 4 The 2005 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
21 The American Film Institute holds its 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The greatest film quote is "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind.
August 11 Roger Ebert publishes the list of his most hated films, distilled down from reviews he has written which date back to the 1960s. The list includes 2005 releases such as Constantine, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and A Lot Like Love.
October 14 It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.
December 10 The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Vera Farmiga for Down to the Bone.
11 The Boston Society of Film Critics gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
The American Film Institute gives its picks for the ten most outstanding motion pictures of 2005, which are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, King Kong, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, and Syriana.
12 The New York Film Critics Circle gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture, best director for Ang Lee and best actor for Heath Ledger. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominations for the Golden Globe Awards included Brokeback Mountain, The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and Match Point for best drama film.

Awards

Category/Organization 11th Critics' Choice Awards
January 9, 2006
63rd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2006
12th Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 29, 2006
59th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 2006
78th Academy Awards
March 5, 2006
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain Walk the Line Crash (cast) Brokeback Mountain Crash
Best Director Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Joaquin Phoenix
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote
Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman
Transamerica
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
George Clooney
Syriana
Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal
Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney
Syriana
Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams
Junebug
Michelle Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Thandie Newton
Crash
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Best Screenplay, Adapted Crash
Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Best Screenplay, Original Crash
Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Crash
Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Best Foreign Language Film Kung Fu Hustle Paradise Now The Beat That My Heart Skipped Tsotsi
Best Animated Film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)
L'Enfant (The Child), directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium
Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)
Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, United States
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)
U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha, directed by Mark Dornford-May, South Africa

2005 Wide-release films

In the film industry, a wide-release film is a film that studios believe will appeal to a broad spectrum of the public and that shows in at least 600 cinemas in North America. Films are listed in order of their first theatrical release.

January–March

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6 Racing Stripes Warner Bros. Dustin Hoffman, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore
7 Vaada Puja Films Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel, Zayed Khan, Satish Kaushik (director)
White Noise Universal Studios Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger
14 Coach Carter Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum
Elektra 20th Century Fox Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Visnjic; Rob Bowman (director)
19 Assault on Precinct 13 Rogue Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne
21 Are We There Yet? Columbia Pictures Ice Cube, Nia Long
26 March of the Penguins Warner Independent Pictures Morgan Freeman, Amitabh Bachchan
27 Hide and Seek 20th Century Fox Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning
28 Alone in the Dark Lions Gate Entertainment Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff; Uwe Boll (director)
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2 Unleashed Focus Features Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon
4 Boogeyman Screen Gems Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless
The Wedding Date Universal Studios Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
8 Constantine Warner Bros. Dir., Francis Lawrence; Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Weisz
10 Hitch Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James; Andy Tennant (director)
11 Son of the Mask New Line Cinema Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming; Lawrence Guterman (director)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie Walt Disney Pictures Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Kath Soucie, Brenda Blethyn
18 Because of Winn-Dixie 20th Century Fox AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint
25 Cursed Dimension Films Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Shannon Elizabeth; Wes Craven (director)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions Gate Entertainment Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry
Man of the House Columbia Pictures Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer
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4 Be Cool Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel; F. Gary Gray (director)
The Jacket Warner Independent Pictures Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley
The Pacifier Spyglass Entertainment Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham; Adam Shankman (director)
9 Hostage Miramax Films Bruce Willis, Jonathan Tucker
11 Robots 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Greg Kinnear
The Upside of Anger New Line Cinema Kevin Costner, Joan Allen
17 The Ring Two DreamWorks Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
18 Ice Princess Walt Disney Pictures Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall
23 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Warner Bros. Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Treat Williams, Ernie Hudson
25 Guess Who Columbia Pictures Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana
30 Beauty Shop Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Ice Cube

April–June

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1 Sin City Dimension Films Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Carla Gugino, Rutger Hauer, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood; Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (directors)
6 Sahara Paramount Pictures / Summit Entertainment Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz
8 Fever Pitch 20th Century Fox Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon; Peter and Bobby Farrelly (directors)
The Interpreter Universal Studios Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener; Sydney Pollack (director)
15 The Amityville Horror Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Rachel Nichols
21 A Lot Like Love Touchstone Pictures Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Kal Penn
22 King's Ransom New Line Cinema Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Regina Hall
27 xXx: State of the Union Revolution Studios Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
28 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Touchstone Pictures Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def
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6 Kingdom of Heaven 20th Century Fox Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton; Ridley Scott (director)
Crash Lions Gate Entertainment Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe, Ludacris, Matt Dillon; Paul Haggis (director)
House of Wax Warner Bros. Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Jared Padalecki
7 Mindhunters Dimension Films Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J
12 Monster-in-Law New Line Cinema Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes; Robert Luketic (director)
13 Kicking & Screaming Universal Studios Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
19 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Samuel L. Jackson; George Lucas (director)
25 Madagascar DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter
Valiant Walt Disney Pictures Ewan McGregor, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent
27 The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures / MTV Films Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds; Peter Segal (director)
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1 Demon Hunter New Arc Entertainment Sean Patrick Flanery
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively; Ken Kwapis (director)
3 Cinderella Man Universal Studios Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti; Ron Howard (director)
Lords of Dogtown Columbia Pictures Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Johnny Knoxville, Rebecca De Mornay
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Universal Studios Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
10 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Dimension Films Cayden Boyd, Taylor Dooley, Taylor Lautner
The Honeymooners Paramount Pictures Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, John Leguizamo
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn; Doug Liman (director)
Batman Begins Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe; Christopher Nolan (director)
17 The Perfect Man Universal Studios Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth
22 Herbie: Fully Loaded Walt Disney Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Breckin Meyer, Matt Dillon, Cheryl Hines
24 Bewitched Columbia Pictures Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Jason Schwartzman; Nora Ephron (director)
Land of the Dead Universal Studios Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, George A. Romero (director)
28 War of the Worlds DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin; Steven Spielberg (director)
29 Fantastic Four 20th Century Fox Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans; Tim Story (director)

July–September

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1 Rebound 20th Century Fox Martin Lawrence, Breckin Meyer
Yakeen Shreya Creations
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Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Kim Sharma, Ankur Nayyar, Sudhanshu Pandey, Girish Dhamija (director)
8 Dark Water Buena Vista Distribution Jennifer Connelly
15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, David Kelly, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee; Tim Burton (director)
Wedding Crashers New Line Cinema Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Jane Seymour; David Dobkin (director)
20 The Island DreamWorks Warner Bros. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean; Michael Bay (director)
22 Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures Billy Bob Thornton
The Devil's Rejects Lions Gate Entertainment Rob Zombie (director)
Hustle & Flow Paramount Pictures Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
27 Stealth Columbia Pictures Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx; Rob Cohen (director)
29 Must Love Dogs Warner Bros. John Cusack, Diane Lane, Dermot Mulroney, Elizabeth Perkins, Stockard Channing, Christopher Plummer
The Skeleton Key Universal Studios Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands
Sky High Walt Disney Pictures Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Lynda Carter, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bruce Campbell, Cloris Leachman, Kevin McDonald
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3 Transporter 2 20th Century Fox Jason Statham, François Berléand, Amber Valletta; Louis Leterrier (director)
5 The Dukes of Hazzard Warner Bros. Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson
Bailey's Billion$ Echo Bridge Entertainment Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Jennifer Tilly, Tim Curry, Jon Lovitz
10 The Great Raid Miramax Films Benjamin Bratt, James Franco
12 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Columbia Pictures Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin
Four Brothers Paramount Pictures Mark Wahlberg, André 3000, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund; John Singleton (director)
17 Supercross 20th Century Fox Daryl Hannah, Mike Vogel, Robert Patrick
19 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Universal Studios Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd; Judd Apatow (director)
Red Eye DreamWorks Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy; Wes Craven (director)
26 The Brothers Grimm Dimension Films Matt Damon, Heath Ledger; Terry Gilliam (director)
The Cave Screen Gems Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian
A Sound of Thunder Warner Bros. Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Edward Burns; Peter Hyams (director)
Undiscovered Lions Gate Entertainment Ashlee Simpson, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon
31 The Constant Gardener Focus Features Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz; Fernando Meirelles (director)
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2 Underclassman Miramax Films Nick Cannon, Cheech Marin, Roselyn Sánchez
9 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Screen Gems Tom Wilkinson, Laura Linney, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter
The Man New Line Cinema Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy
An Unfinished Life Miramax Films Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez
16 Corpse Bride Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lee, Jane Horrocks; Tim Burton (director)
Cry Wolf Universal Pictures Lindy Booth, Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki
Good Night, and Good Luck Warner Independent Pictures George Clooney, David Strathairn, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella
Just Like Heaven DreamWorks Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder
Lord of War Lions Gate Entertainment Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Monica Bellucci, Bridget Moynahan, Jeffrey Wright
Pride and Prejudice Focus Features Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland; Joe Wright (director)
Wolf Creek The Weinstein Company John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath
22 Flightplan Touchstone Pictures Jodie Foster, Sean Bean, Peter Sarsgaard, Marlene Lawston
23 Dirty Love First Look Pictures Jenny McCarthy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra, Kam Heskin, Victor Webster
A History of Violence New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello; David Cronenberg (director)
Oliver Twist R.P. Productions Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman; Roman Polanski (director)
Roll Bounce Fox Searchlight Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Meagan Good
29 Serenity Universal Studios Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin
30 Capote Sony Pictures Classics Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener
The Greatest Game Ever Played Walt Disney Pictures Shia LaBeouf; Bill Paxton (director)
Into the Blue Columbia Pictures Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Ashley Scott

October–December

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7 In Her Shoes 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine; Curtis Hanson (director)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit DreamWorks Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Liz Smith
The Gospel Screen Gems Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams
Two for the Money Universal Studios Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo; D. J. Caruso (director)
Waiting... Lions Gate Entertainment Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long
14 Domino New Line Cinema Keira Knightley, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke
Elizabethtown Paramount Pictures Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin; Cameron Crowe (director)
The Fog Revolution Studios Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
20 Doom Universal Studios Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike
21 Dreamer DreamWorks Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
Kids in America Slowhand Cinema Gregory Smith
North Country Warner Bros. Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand
Stay 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling
24 The Legend of Zorro Columbia Pictures Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones; Martin Campbell (director)
28 Prime Universal Studios Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman
Saw II Lions Gate Entertainment Donnie Wahlberg
The Weather Man Paramount Pictures Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Michael Caine
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3 Chicken Little Walt Disney Pictures Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara
4 Jarhead Universal Studios Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx; Sam Mendes (director)
6 Zathura Columbia Pictures Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins, Kristen Stewart
7 Fuck Mudflap Films / Rainstorm Entertainment Steven Bochco, Pat Boone, Ben Bradlee, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly
9 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Paramount Pictures Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, 50 Cent
11 Derailed The Weinstein Company Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston
16 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Miranda Richardson, Timothy Spall, Eric Sykes, David Tennant
The Matador The Weinstein Company Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis
18 Walk the Line 20th Century Fox Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon; James Mangold (director)
23 The Ice Harvest Focus Features John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
In the Mix Lions Gate Entertainment Usher, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Chazz Palminteri
Just Friends New Line Cinema Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein
Rent Revolution Studios Anthony Rapp, Rosario Dawson; Chris Columbus (director)
Syriana Warner Bros. George Clooney, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper; Stephen Gaghan (director)
Yours, Mine and Ours Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Nickelodeon Movies / Columbia Pictures Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Linda Hunt, Drake Bell, Danielle Panabaker
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1 Æon Flux Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas; Karyn Kusama (director)
2 Transamerica The Weinstein Company Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
7 The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media William Mosely, Anna Popplewell, Skander Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson, Ray Winstone, Dawn French
9 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid; Ang Lee (director)
Memoirs of a Geisha Columbia Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li; Rob Marshall (director)
12 King Kong Universal Studios Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis; Peter Jackson (director)
16 The Family Stone 20th Century Fox Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson
The Producers Universal Studios / Columbia Pictures Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
21 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Eugene Levy, Carmen Electra, Jaime King, Taylor Lautner
Fun with Dick and Jane Columbia Pictures Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin
22 Rumor Has It... Warner Bros. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo; Rob Reiner (director)
23 Munich Universal Studios / DreamWorks Pictures Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds; Steven Spielberg (director)
The Ringer Fox Searchlight Pictures Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl
25 Casanova Touchstone Pictures Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons
The New World New Line Cinema Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer
31 Dragon Squad Hong Kong Legends Vanness Wu, Xia Yu, Sammo Hung

Films released in 2005

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 C.M. Pennington-Richards 93 UK Producer A Challenge for Robin HoodDentist on the Job
5 Gabrielle Daye 93 UK Actress Chitty Chitty Bang Bang10 Rillington PlaceSunday Blood SundayNo SurrenderIn Celebration
9 Gonzalo Gavira 79 Mexico Sound Technician The ExorcistThe Towering InfernoThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly
11 Thelma White 94 USA Actress Reefer MadnessThe Moon's Our HomeTwo in the Dark
12 Amrish Puri 72 India Actor Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomGandhi
15 Deem Bristow 57 USA Actor Problem Child
15 Ruth Warrick 88 USA Actress Citizen KaneThe Great Bank RobberyMr. Winkle Goes to War
15 Dan Lee 35 Canada Animator Finding NemoA Bug's LifeMonsters, Inc.Ratatouille
17 Virginia Mayo 84 USA Actress White HeatThe Princess and the PirateThe Silver ChaliceJet Over the AtlanticJack London
18 Lamont Bentley 31 USA Actor The Wash
20 Parveen Babi 55 India Actress Namak HalaalAmar Akbar AnthonyShaan
21 Steve Susskind 62 USA Actor Monsters, Inc.Star Trek V: The Final FrontierFriday the 13th Part IIIOsmosis Jones
22 Patsy Rowlands 74 UK Actress Tom JonesA Stitch in TimeCarry On Again DoctorJet Over the AtlanticJack London
February 1 John Vernon 72 Canada Actor Dirty HarryErnest Goes to CampAnimal HouseThe Outlaw Josey WalesDelgo
4 Ossie Davis 87 USA Actor Do the Right ThingDinosaurBubba Ho-tepDr. DolittleThe Client
10 Leonard Trolley 87 UK Actor One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
10 Arthur Miller 89 USA Screenwriter The CrucibleThe MisfitsEverybody Wins
12 Brian Kelly 73 USA Actor Around the World Under the Sea
13 Harry Baird 73 UK Actor, Miscellaneous The Italian JobThe Count of Monte CristoThe Road to Hong Kong
14 Otto Plaschkes 75 Austria Producer Georgy GirlHopscotchThe Holcroft CovenantGalileoThe Sailor's Return
16 Nicole DeHuff 30 USA Actress Meet the ParentsSuspect ZeroUnbeatable Harold
17 Peter Foy 79 UK Special Effects Artist The WizFantastic Voyage
17 Dan O'Herlihy 85 Ireland Actor RoboCopHalloween III: Season of the WitchRobinson CrusoeThe Last StarfighterMacArthur
26 Sandra Dee 62 USA Actress GidgetImitation of LifeIf a Man AnswersThe Dunwich Horror
March 3 Guylaine St-Onge 39 USA Actress Angel EyesHighwaymenNo Exit
5 Morris Engel 84 USA Director, Cinematographer The Little FugitiveWeddings and BabiesLovers and Lollipops
5 Tony Romano 89 USA Actor, Soundtrack, Composer Adventures of Don JuanThe Man I Love
6 Teresa Wright 86 USA Actress The Pride of the YankeesMrs MiniverThe Little FoxesThe Best Years of Our LivesThe RainmakerShadow of a DoubtCasanova Brown
7 John Box 85 UK Production Designer, Art Director Lawrence of ArabiaDoctor ZhivagoOliver!A Man for All SeasonsThe Great GatsbyA Passage to IndiaRollerballFirst Knight
7 Debra Hill 54 USA Screenwriter, Producer, Actress HalloweenThe FogEscape from New YorkThe Fisher KingClueWorld Trade CenterHeartreak HotelThe Dead ZoneAdventures in BabysittingBig Top Pee-wee
9 Sheila Gish 62 UK Actress HighlanderMansfield Par
10 Jack Silk 82 UK Stuntman, Actor ThunderballWhere Eagles Dare
21 Barney Martin 82 USA Actor ArthurThe ProducersCharly
29 Mitch Hedberg 37 USA Actor Almost FamousLords of Dogtown
April 5 Debralee Scott 52 USA Actress American GraffitiPolice Academy
11 John Bennett 76 UK Actor Minority ReportThe PianistThe Fifth ElementWatership Down
15 Margaretta Scott 93 UK Actress The Man from MoroccoCalling Paul TempleAtlantic FerryPercyGirl in the News
16 Kay Walsh 94 Latvia Actress ScroogeThe Rainbow JacketCast a Dark ShadowIn Which We ServeOliver TwistThe Magnet
19 George P. Cosmatos 64 Italy Director TombstoneRambo: First Blood Part IIEscape to AthenaCobraThe Cassandra CrossingLeviathan
19 Ruth Hussey 90 USA Actress The Philadelphia StoryThe Great GatsbyTennessee Johnson
21 Jimmy Thompson 79 UK Actor Those Magnificent Men in their Flying MachinesCarry On CruisingHot MillionsCarry On Jack
22 Norman Bird 84 UK Actor The League of GentlemenOmen III: The Final Conflict80,000 SuspectsShadowlands
23 John Mills 97 UK Actor Ryan's DaughterBeanGoodbye, Mr. ChipsWhen the Wind Blows (film)Around the World in Eighty DaysZulu DawnSummer of the Seventeenth DollThe Parent TrapThe Way to the StarsOh! What a Lovely WarIn Which We Serve Great Expectations
26 Mason Adams 86 USA Actor Toy Soldiers F/X Son in Law Houseguest God Told Me To
26 Maria Schell 79 Austria Actress SupermanCimarronGervaiseThe Hanging TreeThe Heart of the Matter
26 Michael Coles 68 UK Actor The Satanic Rites of DraculaDracula A.D. 1972Dr. Who and the DaleksH.M.S. Defiant
May 5 Elizabeth Fraser 85 USA Actress A Patch of BlueAll My SonsShineRoseanna McCoySo BigThe Glass Bottom Boat
5 June MacCloy 95 USA Actress June MoonGo WestReaching for the Moon
16 Joe Grant 96 USA Animator, Screenwriter MulanDumboThe Lion KingTarzanThe Hunchback of Notre DameHerculesBeauty and the BeastHome on the RangeSnow White and the Seven DwarfsAlice in Wonderland
16 June Lang 88 UK Actress Bonnie ScotlandInternational SettlementWee Willie Winkie
17 Frank Gorshin 72 USA Actor 12 MonkeysBatmanHail CaesarThat Darn Cat!Goliath Awaits
19 Henry Corden 85 Canada Actor, Voice of Fred Flintstone Modern ProblemsHook, Line and Sinker
20 J. D. Cannon 83 USA Actor Cool Hand LukeDeath Wish IIRaise the TitanicScorpio
21 Stephen Elliott 86 USA Actor Beverly Hills CopCutter's WayDeath WishThe Hindenburg
22 Thurl Ravenscroft 91 USA Singer, Actor Peter PanThe HobbitMary PoppinsLady and the TrampThe Jungle BookThe AristocatsThe Brave Little ToasterCinderellaPinocchioBambi
26 Eddie Albert 99 USA Actor The Heartbreak KidThe Longest YardThe Concorde ... Airport '79
June 1 Geoffrey Toone 94 UK Actor The King and IDr. Who and the Daleks
2 Vittorio Duse 89 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter The Godfather Part IIIThe LeopardEnchanted AprilOssessioneInvestigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionWhen in RomePiedone lo sbirro
3 Michael Billington 63 UK Actor, Screenwriter The Spy Who Loved MeAlfred the Great
3 Leon Askin 97 Austria Actor, Writer Young FrankensteinAirplane II: The SequelOne, Two, ThreeThe RobeRoad to Bali
3 Harrison Young 75 USA Actor Saving Private RyanThe GameKiss Kiss Bang BangTaxi DriverHouse of 1000 Corpses
4 Lorna Thayer 86 USA Actor Five Easy PiecesFrankie and Johnny
6 Anne Bancroft 73 USA Actress The GraduateThe Miracle WorkerThe Elephant ManThe Pumpkin EaterAntzThe Turning PointDracula: Dead and Loving ItAgnes of GodHeartbreakersG.I. JaneHoneymoon in Vegas
8 Ed Bishop 72 USA Actor 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Mouse on the MoonSaturn 3Twilight's Last Gleaming
11 Ron Randell 86 Australia Actor The Longest DayKing of KingsWhityBulldog Drummond at BayMorning Call
13 Jonathan Adams 69 USA Actor The Rocky Horror Picture ShowAdventures of a Private EyeEskimo Nell
13 Lane Smith 69 USA Actor My Cousin VinnyNetworkRed DawnThe Mighty DucksRooster CogburnThe Legend of Bagger VanceThe Distinguished Gentleman
24 Paul Winchell 82 USA Actor, Voice of Tigger The Fox and the HoundEverything's on Ice
24 Imogen Claire 61 UK Actress, Miscellaneous Billy ElliotThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowFlash GordonTommy
25 John Fiedler 80 USA Actor 12 Angry MenTrue GritThe Odd CoupleThe Cannonball RunThe Great Bank Robbery
29 Bruce Malmuth 71 USA Director, Actor NighthawksHard to KillThe Man Who Wasn't There
July 1 Luther Vandross 54 USA Actor, Singer The Meteor Man
2 Ernest Lehman 89 USA Screenwriter North by NorthwestThe Sound of MusicWest Side StoryWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?The King and IHello, Dolly!Sabrina
10 Freddy Soto 35 USA Actor, Comedian SpanglishPauly Shore is Dead
11 Frances Langford 92 USA Actress, Singer Yankee Doodle DandyThe Glenn Miller StoryHollywood Hotel
12 Scott Paul 24 USA Actor Wyatt Earp
17 Gavin Lambert 80 UK Screenwriter Inside Daisy CloverI Never Promised You a Rose GardenSons and LoversAnother Sky
19 Edward Bunker 71 USA Actor Reservoir DogsTango & CashThe Longest Yard
20 James Doohan 85 Canada Actor Star Trek GenerationsStar Trek: The Motion PictureLoaded Weapon 1Bus Riley's Back in TownStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryStar Trek V: The Final Frontier
21 Long John Baldry 84 Canada Actor, Singer Up the Chastity Belt
22 George Wallace 88 USA Actor Minority ReportBicentennial ManNurse BettyForbidden PlanetMy Girl 2
25 Ford Rainey 96 USA Actor White HeatThe Sand PebblesPerfect StrangersTwo Rode Together
25 Alf Joint 77 UK Stuntman, Actor, Miscellaneous Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediGoldfingerSupermanThe OmenSuperman IIAn American Werewolf in LondonOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceA Bridge Too Far
26 Alexander Golitzen 87 Russia Art Director To Kill a MockingbirdSpartacusAirportForeign CorrespondentGambitPhantom of the OperaEarthquake
27 Tungia Baker 63 New Zealand Actress The Piano
30 Peggy Dixon 84 UK Choreographer Dragonslayer
August ? Tony Harwood 75 UK Actor Billion Dollar Brain
4 Ileen Getz 43 USA Actress Changing LanesCelebrityFriends with Money
8 Barbara Bel Geddes 82 USA Actress VertigoPanic in the StreetsSummertreeBlood on the MoonFourteen HoursThe Five Pennies
9 Dorris Bowdon 90 USA Actress The Grapes of WrathDrums Along the MohawkThe Moon is Down
9 Stanley DeSantis 51 USA Actor The AviatorI Am SamBoogie NightsEd WoodThe BirdcageRush HourThe FanBulworthThe Truth About Cats & DogsHead Over Heels
9 Matthew McGrory 32 USA Actor Big FishThe Devil's RejectsBubble BoyConstantineMen in Black II
11 James Booth 77 UK Actor ZuluKeeping MumThe Jazz SingerBranniganAdam's WomanAirport '77
12 Peter Porteous 75 UK Actor OctopussyThe Living DaylightsLifeforceBraaniganVenomThe Shuttered Room
15 Herta Ware 88 USA Actress CocoonCruel IntentionsPractical MagicSpeciesSoapdish2010Critters 2
16 Joe Ranft 45 USA Animator, Voice Actor Toy StoryCarsFinding NemoThe IncrediblesA Bug's Life
23 Brock Peters 78 USA Actor To Kill a MockingbirdStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountrySoylent GreenThe Wild Thornberrys MovieMajor Dundee
25 Terence Morgan 83 UK Actor HamletCaptain Horatio Hornblower R.N.The Curse of the Mummy's TombMandyEncore
31 Michael Sheard 67 UK Actor Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackIndiana Jones and the Last CrusadeThe Riddle of the SandsCaught on a Train
September 2 Bob Denver 70 USA Actress Take Her, She's MineWho's Minding the Mint?Back to the Beach
12 Ronald Leigh-Hunt 84 UK Actor The OmenWhere the Bullets FlyPaul Temple ReturnsWe Joined the NavyPiccadilly Third Stop
14 Robert Wise 91 USA Director, Film Editor The Sound of MusicWest Side StoryThe Andromeda StrainStar Trek: The Motion PictureStar!
15 Sidney Luft 89 USA Producer A Star is BornKilroy Was HereFrench Leave
20 Gordon Carroll 77 USA Producer, Miscellaneous AlienAliensAlien 3Alien ResurrectionAVP: Alien vs PredatorCool Hand Luke
23 Roger Brierley 70 UK Actor, Soundtrack, Composer About a BoyA Fish Called WandaSuperman IIAli G IndahouseYoung Sherlock Holmes
25 Don Adams 82 USA Actor Inspector GadgetThe Nude Bomb
October 2 Hamilton Camp 70 UK Actor The Little MermaidJoe DirtDr. DolittleDick TracyAll Dogs Go to Heaven 2City Heat
2 Nipsey Russell 87 USA Actor The WizCar 54, Where Are You?Wildcats
3 Ronnie Barker 76 UK Actor, Screenwriter Robin and MarianThe Gathering StormMy House in UmbriaPorridgeDoctor in DistressThe Magnificent Seven Deadly SinsBy the Sea
7 Charles Rocket 56 USA Actor Dumb and DumberDances with WolvesHocus PocusTitan A.E.Fathers' Day
15 Mildred Shay 94 USA Actress Little Shop of HorrorsDeath Wish 3The Women
16 John Larch 91 USA Actor Dirty HarryAirplane II: The SequelThe Amityville HorrorWritten on the Wind
16 Ursula Howells 83 UK Actress Dr. Terror's House of HorrorsTorture GardenA Murder Is Announced
18 John Hollis 77 UK Actor The Empire Strikes BackSupermanSuperman IIFor Your Eyes OnlyThe Dirty DozenFlash GordonSuperman IV: The Quest for Peace
23 William Hootkins 57 USA Actor Star WarsBatmanRaiders of the Lost ArkA River Runs Through ItFlash Gordon
28 Barbara Keogh 76 UK Actress The Abominable Dr. PhibesPaperhouseDark CornersPrinceess CarabooJane EyreNinetten Eighty-Four.357
November 2 Jean Carson 82 USA Actress I Married a Monster from Outer SpaceFun with Dick and Jane
3 Geoffrey Keen 89 UK Actor Doctor ZhivagoThe Spy Who Loved MeOctopussyFor Your Eyes OnlyMoonrakerThe Living DaylightsA View to a KillOdd Man OutThe Fallen IdolThe Third ManMalta StorySink the Bismarck!The Heroes of TelemarkBorn FreeTreasure IslandCromwellTaste the Blood of Dracula
4 Sheree North 85 USA Actress MadiganSusan's PlanCharley VarrickThe Lieutenant Wore Skirts
11 Keith Andes 89 USA Actor Tora! Tora! Tora!Blackbeard the PirateClash by NightModel for Murder
15 Rik Van Nutter 76 USA Actor Thunderball
20 Nora Denney 78 USA Actress Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactorySplashMr. and Mrs. Bridge
20 Harold J. Stone 94 USA Actor SpartacusThe Wrong ManSomebody Up There Likes MeGirl Happy
24 Pat Morita 73 USA Actor The Karate KidMulanSpy HardHoneymoon in VegasBloodsport II: The Next KumiteThe Shakiest Gun in the WestKing Cobra
27 Marc Lawrence 95 USA Actor The Man with the Golden GunThis Gun for HireThe Asphalt JungleLooney Tunes: Back in ActionFrom Dusk till DawnThe Shipping NewsEnd of DaysMarathon ManDillinger
29 Macon McCalman 72 USA Actor Smokey and the BanditThe ClientDeliveranceFalling DownDoc HollywoodFried Green TomatoesRosewood
29 Wendie Jo Sperber 47 USA Actress Back to the FutureBack to the Future Part IIIGreaseBachelor Party1941Sorority Boys
29 Ken Sharrock 54 UK Actor, Screenwriter The Living DaylightsShirley Valentine
29 Joseph Furst 89 Australia Actor Diamonds Are ForeverExodus55 Days at PekingFreud: The Secret PassionThe Brides of Fu ManchuTheatre of Death
December 1 Jack Colvin 71 USA Actor Jeremiah JohnsonChild's PlayThe Terminal ManRooster Cogburn
4 Gregg Hoffman 42 USA Producer SawDead Silence
7 Adrian Biddle 53 UK Cinematographer AlienAliensV for VendettaThe Princess BrideOn Her Majesty's Secret ServiceThelma & LouiseThe Mummy ReturnsThe World Is Not EnoughJudge DreddThe MummyWillowReign of Fire101 DalmatiansEvent HorizonShanghai KnightsBridget Jones: The Edge of ReasonAn American Haunting102 Dalmatians1492: Conquest of ParadiseFierce CreaturesLaws of Attraction
10 Richard Pryor 65 USA Actor Blazing SaddlesLost HighwayThe MackHit!Car WashSilver StreakGreased LightningThe WizCalifornia SuiteStir CrazyBustin' LooseSome Kind of HeroThe ToySuperman IIIBrewster's MillionsBlue CollarCritical ConditionMovingMad Dog TimeLady Sings the BluesSee No Evil, Hear No EvilThe Muppet MovieHarlem NightsThe Three MuscatelsAnother You''
12 Robert Newmyer 49 USA Producer BreachThe Santa Clause 2MindhuntersNational SecurityThe Thing About My Folks
16 John Spencer 58 USA Actor Cop LandWarGamesThe RockThe NegotiatorPresumed Innocent
19 Don McKillop 76 Spain Actor OtleyAn American Werewolf in London
20 Argentina Brunetti 98 Argentina Actress It's a Wonderful LifeThe Money TrapAnything Goes
25 Roy Stuart 78 USA Actor The Love God?Prime RiskLinda Lovelace for President
26 Vincent Schiavelli 57 USA Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestGhostAmadeusTomorrow Never DiesFast Times at Ridgemont HighBatman ReturnsThe People vs. Larry FlyntMan on the Moon
28 Patrick Cranshaw 86 USA Actor Bonnie and ClydeOld SchoolSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandPee-wee's Big AdventureBest in ShowHerbie: Fully LoadedBubble Boy
28 Richard De Angelis 72 USA Actor Chances AreA Dirty Shame
29 Thomas Barbour 84 USA Actor The Age of InnocenceArthurThe Taking of Pelham One Two Three
29 George Harris II 84 USA Actor SupermanSee No Evil, Hear No Evil

Notes

  1. ^ "2005 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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