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1960 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
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1963

The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (US) 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1960 4
  • Short film series 5
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • Film debuts 8
  • References 9

Events

Top grossing films (US)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross rental
1. Spartacus Universal Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin $14,000,000[1]
2. Psycho Paramount Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Janet Leigh $9,100,000[1]
3. Exodus United Artists Paul Newman, Ralph Richardson, Eva Marie Saint, Sal Mineo, Jill Haworth, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, John Derek $8,500,000[1]
4. Swiss Family Robinson Walt Disney Productions John Mills, Dorothy McGuire $7,900,000[1]
5. The Alamo United Artists John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wills $7,900,000[1]
6. The Apartment United Artists Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams $6,700,000[1]
7. BUtterfield 8 MGM Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey $6,000,000[1]
8. Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop $5,500,000[1]
9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM Doris Day, David Niven $5,300,000[1]
10. From the Terrace 20th Century Fox George Grizzard $5,200,000[1]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

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 LancasterElmer Gantry
Best Actress: Greer GarsonSunrise at Campobello
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): The Apartment
Best Picture (tie): Song Without End
Best Actor: Jack LemmonThe Apartment
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaineThe Apartment
Other
Best Director: Jack CardiffSons 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 Ardavín, Spain / Italy

Notable films released in 1960

U.S.A. unless stated

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Short film series

Births

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References

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