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List of years in film
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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, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Sal Mineo, Jill Haworth, 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 Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ina Balin, Myrna Loy, George Grizzard $5,200,000[1]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)


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:

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
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

1960 film releases

  1. Psycho
  2. Spartacus

Sports Films

Short 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)



Film debuts

Alan Bates - The Entertainer Albert Finney - The Entertainer Jane Fonda - Tall Story Peter O'Toole - Kidnapped Robert Redford - Tall Story Gian Maria Volontè - Under Ten Flags Susannah York - Tunes of Glory


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