1963 in film

1963 in film

The year 1963 in film involved some significant events.


* January 28 - Filming begins on "".
* May 26 - Filming on "" ends.
* June 12 - "Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richard Burton premieres at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
* November 7 - The comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" premieres.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1963.shtml


Academy Awards:

:Best Picture: "Tom Jones" — Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British) :Best Director: Tony Richardson - "Tom Jones":Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - "Lilies of the Field" :Best Actress: Patricia Neal - "Hud":Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - "Hud":Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford - "The V.I.P.s":Best Foreign Language Film: "" ("Otto e mezzo"), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Cardinal":Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - "Lilies of the Field":Best Actress: Leslie Caron - "The L-Shaped Room" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "Tom Jones":Best Actor: Alberto Sordi - "To Bed... or Not to Bed" :Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - "Irma la Douce"

:Other:Best Director: Elia Kazan - "America, America"

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)::"The Leopard" ("Il Gattopardo"), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"Hands Over the City" ("Le mani sulla città"), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Il Diavolo" ("To Bed... or Not to Bed"), directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Italy

Films released in 1963

*"55 Days at Peking"
*"America, America" by Elia Kazan
*"An Actor's Revenge"
*"La Baie des anges"
*"The Balcony"
*"The Birds" (Alfred Hitchcock), starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor
*"Blood Feast"
*"" ("Bushidô zankoku monogatari") Golden Bear winner
*"Bye Bye Birdie"
*"Captain Newman, M.D."
*"The Cardinal"
*"The Caretakers"
*"Charade", starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
*"Come Blow Your Horn"
*"Contempt" ("Le Mépris")
*"Critic's Choice", starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
*"Dementia 13"
*"Il Diavolo" Golden Bear winner
*"Donovan's Reef"
*"Dr. No" (U.S. release)
*"Father Came Too!"
*"Flaming Creatures"
*"The Four Days of Naples" (U.S. release)
*"From Russia with Love"
*"Fun in Acapulco"
*"A Gathering of Eagles"
*"Gidget Goes to Rome"
*"The Great Escape", starring Steve McQueen
*"Hands Over the City" Golden Lion winner
*"Irma la Douce" -(film mentioned in article)
*"It Happened at the World's Fair"
*"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
*"Jason and the Argonauts"
*"Ladybug Ladybug"
*"The Leopard" Palme d'Or winner
*"The L-Shaped Room"
*"Lilies of the Field"
*"Love With the Proper Stranger"
*"Move Over, Darling"
*"A New Kind of Love"
*"The Nutty Professor", starring Jerry Lewis
*"One Got Fat
*"PT 109"
*"7 Faces of Dr. Lao"
*"Sleep", by Andy Warhol
*"Son of Flubber"
*"Sundays and Cybele"
*"Sunshine in a Net"
*"The Sword in the Stone"
*"This Sporting Life"
*"To Bed or Not to Bed"
*"Tom Jones"
*"Toys in the Attic"
*"Twilight of Honor"
*"The V.I.P.s"
*"The Wheeler Dealers"
*"Who's Minding the Store?", starring Jerry Lewis
*"The Wrong Arm of the Law"
*"Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke" starring Sunil Dutt
*"Zuo ye meng hun zhong"

hort Film Series

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


*January 14 — Steven Soderbergh, director
*March 27 — Quentin Tarantino, director
*June 9 — Johnny Depp, US actor
*June 10 — Jeanne Tripplehorn, US actress
*June 15 — Helen Hunt, US actress
*October 6 — Elisabeth Shue, US actress
*December 15 — Helen Slater, US actress
*December 18 — Brad Pitt, actor


*January 2 - Jack Carson, 52, Canadian actor
*January 2 - Dick Powell, 58, American actor, director
*January 6 - Frank Tuttle, 70, American director
*January 28 - John Farrow, 58, Australian director
*February 18 - Monte Blue, 76, American actor
*April 4 - Jason Robards Sr., 70, American actor
*May 6 - Monty Woolley, 74, American actor
*June 7 - Zasu Pitts, 69, American actress
*July 25 - Leota Lane, 59, American singer, actress
*August 17 - Richard Barthelmess, 68, American actor
*October 29 - Adolphe Menjou, 73, American actor
*November 1 - Elsa Maxwell, 82, American gossip columnist
*December 2 - Sabu, 39, Indian actor
*December 5 - Tom London, 74, American actor

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