1966 in film

1966 in film

The year 1966 in film involved some significant events.


Walt Disney, well known for his creation of Mickey Mouse, died on December 15,1966 of acute circulatory collapse following a diagnosis of, and surgery for, lung cancer. He had been a smoker since the 1940s.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1966.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "A Man for All Seasons" - Highland, Columbia :Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - "A Man for All Seasons":Best Actor: Paul Scofield - "A Man for All Seasons" :Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?":Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - "The Fortune Cookie":Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?":Best Foreign Language Film: "A Man and a Woman" ("Un homme et une femme"), directed by Claude Lelouch, France BAFTA Film Awards:

:Best Film from any Source: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?":Best British film: "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "A Man for All Seasons":Best Actor: Paul Scofield - "A Man for All Seasons":Best Actress: Anouk Aimée - "A Man and a Woman" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming":Best Actor: Alan Arkin - "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" :Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave - "Georgy Girl"

:Other:Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - "A Man for All Seasons"

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)::"A Man and a Woman" ("Un homme et une femme"), directed by Claude Lelouch, France:"Signore & Signori" ("The Birds, the Bees and the Italians"), directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"The Battle of Algiers" ("La Battaglia di Algeri"), directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Cul-de-Sac", directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

Films released in 1966

*"Agent for H.A.R.M."
*"Andrei Rublev"
*"The Appaloosa"
*"Around the World Under the Sea"
*"The Battle of Algiers", Golden Lion winner
*"Beregis Avtomobilya" ("Beware of the Automobile")
*"A Big Hand for the Little Lady"
*"Blood Bath"
*"The Blue Max"
*"Born Free"
*"Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!"
*"Closely Watched Trains" ("Ostře sledované vlaky"), Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (1967)
*"Cul-de-Sac", Golden Bear winner
*"Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD"
*"Fahrenheit 451"
*"The Family Way"
*"Follow Me, Boys!"
*"The Fortune Cookie"
*"Frankie and Johnny"
*"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
*"Gamera vs. Barugon"
*"Georgy Girl"
*"The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"
*"Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster"
*"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
*"The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery"
*"The Group"
*"How To Steal a Million"
*"Is Paris Burning?" ("Paris brûle-t-il?")
*"It Happened Here"
*"Johnny Reno"
*"Lt. Robinson Crusoe, USN"
*"Madame X"
*"A Man and a Woman" "Palme d'Or" winner
*"A Man for All Seasons"
*""Manos" The Hands of Fate"
*"Mission to Death"
*"The Naked Prey"
*"Our Man Flint"
*"Paradise, Hawaiian Style"
*"The Professionals"
*"The Rare Breed"
*"Return of the Seven"
*"Ride in the Whirlwind"
*"Run, Appaloosa, Run"
*"The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming"
*"The Sand Pebbles"
*"The Sandwich Man"
*"The Shooting"
*"The Shop on Main Street" (U.S. release)
*"The Singing Nun"
*"Three On A Couch", starring Jerry Lewis
*"Torn Curtain"
*"Triple Cross"
*"Trunk to Cairo"
*"Way...Way Out", starring Jerry Lewis
*"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
*"The Wild Angels"
*"Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" (short subject)
*"The Wrong Box"

hort Film Series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Sylvester the Cat" (1944-1966)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)


*January 13 - Patrick Dempsey, actor
*February 11 - Stephen Gregory, actor
*February 7 - Chris Rock, actor and comedian
*May 20 - Helena Bonham Carter, actress
*July 11 - Debbe Dunning, actress
*July 15 - Irène Jacob, actress
*July 29 - Martina McBride, popular country singer
*August 14 - Halle Berry, actress
*September 2 - Salma Hayek, actress
*September 9 - Adam Sandler, American actor
*November 17 - Sophie Marceau, actress
*December 21 - Kiefer Sutherland, actor


*January 14 - Barry Fitzgerald, 72, Irish actor
*January 22 - Herbert Marshall, 75, British actor
*January 31 - Elizabeth Patterson, 90, American actress
*February 1 - Buster Keaton, 70, American actor and film director
*February 1 - Hedda Hopper, 80, American gossip columnist and former actress
*February 9 - Sophie Tucker, 82, Russian-born American singer and actress
*June 5 - Natacha Rambova, 69, American actress
*June 19 - Ed Wynn, 79, American actor
*July 23 - Montgomery Clift, 45, American actor
*July 23 - Douglass Montgomery, 59, American actor
*August 15 - Jan Kiepura, 64, Polish tenor and actor
*August 15 - Seena Owen, 71, American actress
*August 23 - Francis X. Bushman, 83, American actor
*October 13, Clifton Webb, 76, American actor
*October 16 - George O'Hara, 67, American actor
*October 24 - Hans Dreier, 81, German art director of European and American films
*December 14 - Richard Whorf, 60, American actor and director
*December 15 - Walt Disney, 65, American producer and cartoonist

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