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List of years in film
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1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
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Script error: No such module "Sidebar". The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia the year's top-grossing film as well as winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Events

  • May – The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards are officially founded by the Taiwanese government.
  • August 5 – Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is found dead of a drug overdose.
  • September 7 – Filming of Sergei Bondarchuk's War and Peace begins and will continue for another 5 years.
  • October 5 – Dr. No launches the James Bond series, the second longest-running film franchise of all time (next to Godzilla), still running more than 50 years later (Spectre, 2015). It also launches the career of Sean Connery.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Lawrence of Arabia* Columbia Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, José Ferrer, Alec Guinness $44,824,144[1]
2. The Longest Day 20th Century Fox John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Richard Burton, Peter Lawford $39,100,000[2]
3. In Search of the Castaways Disney Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier $21,745,500[3]
4. That Touch of Mink Universal International Cary Grant, Doris Day $17,648,927[4]
5. The Music Man Warner Bros. Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Ron Howard, Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford $14,953,846[5]
6. Mutiny on the Bounty MGM Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris $13,680,000[6]
7. To Kill a Mockingbird Universal International Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall $13,129,846[7]
8. Hatari! Paramount John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons $12,923,077[8]
9. Gypsy Warner Bros. Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden $11,076,923[9]
10. Bon Voyage! Disney Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Deborah Walley $11,000,000[10]
11. The Manchurian Candidate* United Artists Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury $10,474,179[11][12]
12. Lolita MGM James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers $9,250,000[13]
13. The Interns Columbia Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, Suzy Parker $9,230,769[14]
14. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Warner Bros. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford $9,000,000[15]
15. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm MGM Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karl Böhm $8,920,615[16]
16. Days of Wine and Roses Warner Bros. Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford $8,123,077[17]
17. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Paramount John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles $8,000,000[18]
18. State Fair 20th Century Fox Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret $7,000,000[19]
19. Taras Bulba United Artists Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis $6,800,000[20]
20. The Miracle Worker United Artists Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke $5,000,000[21]
21. Girls! Girls! Girls! Paramount Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens $4,775,000
22. David and Lisa Continental Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin $4,600,000[20]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia – Horizon-Spiegel-Lean, Columbia
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Anne BancroftThe Miracle Worker
Best Supporting Actor: Ed BegleySweet Bird of Youth
Best Supporting Actress: Patty DukeThe Miracle Worker
Best Foreign Language Film: Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray), directed by Serge Bourguignon, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Geraldine PageSweet Bird of Youth
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): That Touch of Mink
Best Picture (tie): The Music Man
Best Actor: Marcello MastroianniDivorce Italian Style
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellGypsy
Other
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas), directed by Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Family Diary (Cronaca familiare, Journal intime), directed by Valerio Zurlini, France / Italy
My Name is Ivan (Ivanovo detstvo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, United Kingdom


Notable films released in 1962

  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. Il Sorpasso

Action movies released in 1962

  1. Sanjuro
  2. Dr. No
  3. The Tale of Zatoichi
  4. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
  5. King Kong vs. Godzilla
  6. The Pirates of Blood River
  7. Destiny's Son
  8. Shinobi no Mono
  9. Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro
  10. Santo Contra los Zombis
  11. Hero's Island
  12. Commando

The Classic Movies of 1962

  1. Harakiri
  2. Ivan's Childhood

Short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

  • Bernardo Bertolucci(director) – The Grim Reaper
  • Jackie ChanBig and Little Wong Tin Bar
  • Julie ChristieCrooks Anonymous
  • Robert DuvallTo Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sally FieldMoon Pilot
  • John HurtYoung and Willing
  • Ian McShaneYoung and Willing
  • Sarah MilesTerm of Trial
  • Sydney Pollack(actor) – War Hunt
  • Robert RedfordWar Hunt
  • George A. Romero(director) – Expostulations
  • Tom SkerrittWar Hunt
  • Terence StampTerm of Trial
  • Lesley Ann WarrenThe Chapman Report


References

  1. Box Office Information for Lawrence of Arabia. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. Box Office Information for The Longest Day. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. Box Office Information for In Search of the Castaways. Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  4. Box Office Information for That Touch of Mink. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  5. Box Office Information for The Music Man. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  6. Box Office Information for Mutiny on the Bounty. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  7. Box Office Information for To Kill a Mockingbird. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  8. Box Office Information for Hatari! The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  9. Box Office Information for Gypsy. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  10. "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964, pg 69.
  11. Box Office Information for The Manchurian Candidate. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  12. Box Office Information for The Manchurian Candidate. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  13. Box Office Information for Lolita. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  14. Box Office Information for The Interns. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  15. Box Office Information for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? IMDb. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  16. Box Office Information for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  17. Box Office Information for Days of Wine and Roses. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  18. Box Office Information for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  19. Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p228
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964, pg 71.
  21. Box Office Information for The Miracle Worker. IMDb. Retrieved June 13, 2013.

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