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The following is an overview of events in 1983 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1983 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1983[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 20th Century Fox $252,583,617
2. Terms of Endearment Paramount $108,423,489
3. Flashdance $92,921,203
4. Trading Places $90,404,800
5. WarGames United Artists $79,567,667
6. Octopussy $67,800,000
7. Sudden Impact Warner Bros. $67,642,693
8. Staying Alive Paramount $64,892,670
9. Mr. Mom 20th Century Fox $64,783,827
10. Risky Business Warner Bros. $63,541,777

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Director: James L. Brooks - Terms of Endearment
Best Actor: Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson - Terms of Endearment
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Hunt - The Year of Living Dangerously
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Terms of Endearment
Best Actor (tie): Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
Best Actor (tie): Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Yentl
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Educating Rita
Best Actress: Julie Walters - Educating Rita
Other
Best Director: Barbra Streisand - Yentl
Best Foreign Language Film: Fanny and Alexander, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Ballad of Narayama (????, Narayama bushiko), directed by Shohei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Prénom Carmen (First Name: Carmen), directed by Jean-Luc Godard,

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ascendancy, directed by Edward Bennett, United Kingdom
The Beehive (La Colmena), directed by Mario Camus, Spain

Notable films released in 1983

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1983 Wide-release movies

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 8 Gale Page 69 USA Actress
15 Shepperd Strudwick 75 USA Actor
19 Robert Carson 73 USA Writer
24 George Cukor 83 USA Director
27 Louis de Funès 68 France Actor, Writer, Director
28 Billy Fury 42 UK Singer, Actor
30 Joan Valerie 71 USA Actress
February 13 Marian Nixon 78 USA Actress
19 Alice White 75 USA Actress
21 Marie Mosquini 83 USA Actress
25 Tennessee Williams 71 USA Writer
27 Ruth Dunning 71 UK Actress
March 7 Robert Bray 65 USA Actor
9 Faye Emerson 65 USA Actress
14 Maurice Ronet 55 France Actor, Director, Writer
16 Arthur Godfrey 79 USA Actor
27 James Hayter 75 Spain Actor
28 Walter Reisch 79 Austria Screenwriter
April 4 Gloria Swanson 84 USA Actress, Producer
4 Buster Crabbe 75 USA Actor
11 Dolores del Río 77 Mexico Actress
21 Walter Slezak 80 Austria Actor
23 Selena Royle 78 USA Actress
26 Shirley Deane 70 USA Actress
May 1 Joseph Ruttenberg 93 Russia Cinematographer
5 John Williams 80 UK Actor
8 Fay Spain 50 USA Actress
23 Eve Gray 87 UK Actress
25 Sydney Box 78 UK Producer, Writer
30 Burnett Guffey 78 USA Cinematographer
June 12 Norma Shearer 80 USA Actress
22 David MacDonald 79 UK Director
23 Jonathan Latimer 76 USA Screenwriter
30 Herbert Baker 62 USA Screenwriter
July 5 Harry James 67 USA Musician, Actor
15 Eddie Foy Jr. 78 USA Actor
16 Samson Raphaelson 89 USA Screenwriter
19 Olle Hilding 85 Sweden Actor
29 Raymond Massey 86 USA Actor
29 David Niven 73 Switzerland Actor, Producer
29 Luis Buñuel 83 Spain-Mexico Writer, Director, Actor
30 Lynn Fontanne 95 USA Actress
August 1 Peter Arne 64 UK Actor
3 Carolyn Jones 53 USA Actress
5 Judy Canova 69 USA Actress
28 Jan Clayton 66 USA Actress
29 Simon Oakland 68 USA Actor
September 15 LeRoy Prinz 88 USA Choreographer
October 5 Rafael Bertrand 66 Mexico Actor
8 Joan Hackett 49 USA Actress
10 Ralph Richardson 80 UK Actor, Director
14 Paul Fix 82 USA Actor
15 Pat O'Brien 83 USA Actor
17 Vittorio Nino Novarese 76 Italy Costume Designer
November ? Eleanore Whitney 66 USA Actress
2 Michael Spice 52 UK Actor A Countess from Hong Kong
8 Robert Agnew 84 USA Actor
15 John Le Mesurier 71 UK Actor
22 Michael Conrad 58 USA Actor
28 Johnnie Davis 73 USA Actor
28 Christopher George 52 USA Actor
December 2 Fifi D'Orsay 79 Canada Actress
4 Maurice Browning 64 UK Actor
5 Robert Aldrich 65 USA Director
8 Slim Pickens 64 USA Actor
21 Rod Cameron 73 USA Actor
22 Charles Lloyd-Pack 81 UK Actor
28 William Demarest 91 USA Actor
29 Janet Webb 52 UK Actress

Film debuts

See also

References


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