1960 in film

1960 in film

The year 1960 in film involved some significant events..__TOC__


* April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film "G.I. Blues"
* August 10 - Filming of "West Side Story" begins.
* November 4 - Filming wraps on "The Misfits", starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (this was the last film either performed in)
* November 13 - Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt wed.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1960.shtml


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 Lancaster - "Elmer Gantry":Best Actress: Greer Garson - "Sunrise at Campobello" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture (tie): "The Apartment":Best Picture (tie): "Song Without End":Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - "The Apartment" :Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - "The Apartment"

:Other:Best Director: Jack Cardiff - "Sons 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 Ardavin, Spain / Italy

Films released in 1960

*"13 Ghosts"
*"Alakazam the Great"
*"The Alamo"
*"The Amazing Transparent Man"
*"The Angry Silence"
*"The Apartment"
*"An Arabian Night"
*"Beat Girl"
*"The Bellboy"
*"Bells Are Ringing"
*"Black Sunday"
*"Breathless" ("À bout de souffle")
*"BUtterfield 8"
*"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"
*"La dolce vita"
*"Elmer Gantry"
*"The Entertainer"
*"Esther and the King", starring Joan Collins and Richard Egan
*"The Facts of Life"
*"Flaming Star"
*"G.I. Blues"
*"Goliath II"
*"Heller in Pink Tights"
*"Herod the Great" ("Erode il grande")
*"High Time"
*"House of Usher"
*"Inherit the Wind"
*"It Started in Naples"
*"Last Woman on Earth"
*"The Last Voyage"
*"Late Autumn" ("Akibiyori")
*"Let's Make Love"
*"The Lost World"
*"Macumba Love"
*"The Magnificent Seven"
*"Midnight Lace"
*"The Mountain Road"
*"Murder, Inc."
*"Never on Sunday"
*"Noi duri"
*"North to Alaska"
*"Ocean's Eleven"
*"Le Passage du Rhin"
*"Peeping Tom"
*"Portrait in Black"
*"The Pure Hell of St Trinian's"
*"The Rat Race"
*"The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film"
*"Scent of Mystery"
*"Sergeant Rutledge"
*"Seven Thieves"
*"Sink the Bismarck!"
*"Song Without End"
*"Sons and Lovers"
*"Space Men"
*"The Story of Ruth", a Biblical drama based on The Book of Ruth

*"The Sundowners"
*"Sunrise at Campobello"
*"Swiss Family Robinson"
*"Testament of Orpheus" ("Le Testament d'Orphée")
*"The Time Machine"
*"Tunes of Glory"
*"Two Women"
*"The Virgin Spring" ("Jungfrukällan")
*"Visit to a Small Planet"
*"When a Woman Ascends the Stairs"
*"Where the Boys Are"
*"The White Horse Inn"
*"The World of Suzie Wong"
*"The Young One"
*"Man in the Moon"
*"Watch Your Stern"
*"Make Mine Mink"
*"The Millionairess"

hort Film Series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)


*January 3 - Joan Chen, actress
*January 12 - Oliver Platt, actor
*January 13 - Kevin Anderson, actor
*February 28 - Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress
*May 24 - Kristin Scott-Thomas, actress
*May 31 - Chris Elliott, actor
*August 16 - Timothy Hutton, actor
*August 17 - Sean Penn, actor
*September 9 - Hugh Grant, actor
*October 10 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
*November 5 - Tilda Swinton, British actress
*November 11 - Stanley Tucci, actor and film director.
*December 3 - Daryl Hannah, actress
*December 3 - Julianne Moore, actress


*January 3Victor Sjöström, Swedish film actor and director
*January 20 - Matt Moore, Irish-born American actor
*February 3 - Fred Buscaglione, Italian actor and singer
*November 3 - Paul Willis, American actor
*November 5 - Mack Sennett, American producer and director
*November 16 - Clark Gable, American actor
*November 19 - Phyllis Haver, American actress

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