1978 In Film
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The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1978 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1978
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Grease Paramount Pictures $159,978,870[1]
2. Superman Warner Bros. $134,218,018[2]
3. National Lampoon's Animal House Universal Pictures $120,091,123[3]
4. Every Which Way but Loose Warner Bros. $85,196,485[4]
5. Heaven Can Wait Paramount Pictures $81,640,278[5]
6. Hooper Warner Bros. $78,000,000[6]
7. Jaws 2 Universal Pictures $77,737,272[7]
8. Revenge of the Pink Panther United Artists $49,579,269[8]
9. The Deer Hunter Universal Pictures $48,979,328[9]
10. Halloween Compass International Pictures $47,000,000[10]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith - California Suite
Best Foreign Language Film: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Midnight Express
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Heaven Can Wait
Best Actor: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait
Best Actress (tie): Ellen Burstyn - Same Time, Next Year
Best Actress (tie): Maggie Smith - California Suite
Other
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Foreign Language Film: Autumn Sonata, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain
What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, Spain

1978 film releases

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1978

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Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 5 Sally Eilers 69 USA Actress
12 Arthur Sheekman 76 USA Screenwriter
23 Jack Oakie 74 USA Actor
26 Leo Genn 72 UK Actor
27 Oskar Homolka 79 Austria Actor
29 Tim McCoy 86 USA Actor
February 2 Wendy Barrie 69 UK Actress
14 Claude Binyon 72 USA Writer, Director
15 Ilka Chase 77 USA Actress
18 Kathleen Lockhart 83 UK Actress
18 Maggie McNamara 48 USA Actress
24 Franco Arcalli 48 Italy Screenwriter
28 Philip Ahn 72 USA Actor
March 12 John Cazale 42 USA Actor
16 Reb Russell 72 USA Actor
18 Peggy Wood 86 USA Actress
24 Leigh Brackett 62 USA Screenwriter
25 Leslie Fenton 76 UK Actor, Director
25 Jack Hulbert 85 UK Actor
25 Hanna Ralph 92 Germany Actress
31 Astrid Allwyn 72 USA Actress
April 1 Lynne Roberts 56 USA Actress
9 Michael Wilson 63 USA Screenwriter
13 Paul McGrath 74 USA Actor
22 Will Geer 76 USA Actor
May 6 Loyal Griggs 71 USA Cinematographer
11 Philip Ray 79 UK Actor
12 Robert Coogan 53 USA Actor
16 Robert Florey 78 France Director
June 20 Mark Robson 64 Canada Director
29 Bob Crane 49 USA Actor
July 3 James Daly 59 USA Actor
14 Jack Woolgar 64 UK Actor
17 Thayer David 51 USA Actor
19 Agnes Christine Johnston 82 USA Screenwriter
August 5 Queenie Smith 79 USA Actress
24 Louis Prima 67 USA Actor, Singer
26 Charles Boyer 78 France Actor
28 Robert Shaw 51 UK Actor
31 Lee Garmes 80 USA Cinematographer
September 3 Karin Molander 89 Sweden Actress
9 Jack L. Warner 86 Canada Producer, Studio Executive
12 Frank Ferguson 71 USA Actor
18 Ann Shoemaker 87 USA Actress
24 Ruth Etting 80 USA Singer, Actress
30 Edgar Bergen 75 USA Actor, Ventriloquist
October 10 Kathryn McGuire 74 USA Actress
16 Dan Dailey 62 USA Actor
19 Gig Young 64 USA Actor
30 Brian Hayles 47 UK Screenwriter
November 5 Denis O'Dea 73 Ireland Actor
9 Florence Marly 59 Czechoslovakia Actress
16 Claude Dauphin 75 France Actor
20 Robert Alan Aurthur 56 USA Screenwriter
23 June Martel 69 USA Actress
26 Ford Beebe 90 USA Director
27 Susan Shaw 44 UK Actress
28 André Morell 69 UK Actor
December 7 I. Stanford Jolley 78 USA Actor
10 Ed Wood 54 USA Director, Screenwriter, Actor
12 Fay Compton 84 UK Actress
15 Chill Wills 76 USA Actor
19 Duncan Lamont 60 UK Actor
23 Louis de Rochemont 89 USA Producer

Film debuts

References


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