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List of years in film
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The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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Highest-grossing films of 1971
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Fiddler on the Roof United Artists $75,600,000[1]
2. The French Connection 20th Century Fox $51,700,000[2]
3. Diamonds Are Forever United Artists $43,819,547[3]
4. Dirty Harry Warner Bros. $35,976,000[4]
5. Billy Jack Warner Bros. $32,500,000[5]
6. Summer of '42 Warner Bros. $32,063,634[6]
7. The Last Picture Show Columbia Pictures $29,133,000[7]
8. Carnal Knowledge Embassy Pictures $28,623,000[8]
9. A Clockwork Orange Warner Bros. $26,589,355[9]
10. Bedknobs and Broomsticks Walt Disney Productions $17,871,174[10]

Events

  • February 8 - Bob Dylan's hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New York's Academy of Music. The film includes footage from Dylan's 1966 UK tour.
  • The first permanent IMAX projection system is installed at Ontario Place's "Cinesphere" in Toronto.
  • April 23 - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song becomes the highest-grossing independent film of 1971.

Awards

Category/Organization 29th Golden Globe Awards
February 6, 1972
26th BAFTA Awards
February 26, 1973
44th Academy Awards
April 10, 1972
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The French Connection Fiddler on the Roof Cabaret The French Connection
Best Director William Friedkin
The French Connection
Bob Fosse
Cabaret
William Friedkin
The French Connection
Best Actor Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Chaim Topol
Fiddler on the Roof
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Gene Hackman
The French Connection
Best Actress Jane Fonda
Klute
Twiggy
The Boy Friend
Liza Minnelli
Cabaret
Jane Fonda
Klute
Best Supporting Actor Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show
Best Supporting Actress Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Cloris Leachman
The Last Picture Show
Best Screenplay, Original The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
The Hospital
Paddy Chayefsky
Best Screenplay, Adapted The Last Picture Show
Peter Bogdanovich and Larry McMurtry
The French Connection
Ernest Tidyman
Best Score Shaft
Isaac Hayes
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Shaft
Isaac Hayes

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Go-Between, directed by Joseph Losey, United Kingdom

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy / W. Germany

1971 film releases

Romance films released in 1971

  1. Harold and Maude

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 5 Douglas Shearer 71 Canada Sound Engineer Script error: No such module "list".
5 Fanfulla 57 Italy Actor Script error: No such module "list".
15 John Dall 52 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
20 Broncho Billy Anderson 90 USA Actor, Director, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
25 Isobel Lennart 55 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
February 3 Jay C. Flippen 71 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
22 Frédéric Mariotti 87 France Actor Script error: No such module "list".
26 Fernandel 67 France Actor Script error: No such module "list".
March 5 Winnie Lightner 71 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
8 Harold Lloyd 87 USA Actor, Director, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
8 Borden Chase 71 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
12 Roy Glenn 56 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
12 Tor Johnson 67 Sweden Actor Script error: No such module "list".
15 Bebe Daniels 70 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
21 Nan Wynn 55 USA Singer, Actress Script error: No such module "list".
30 Werner Peters 52 Germany Actor Script error: No such module "list".
April 9 Paulette Noizeux 83 France Actress Script error: No such module "list".
20 Cecil Parker 73 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
21 Edmund Lowe 81 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 John Tansey 69 USA Actor, Director Script error: No such module "list".
May 1 Glenda Farrell 66 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
27 Chips Rafferty 62 Australia Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 Audie Murphy 45 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
June 8 Piero Gherardi 61 Italy Production, Costume Designer Script error: No such module "list".
10 Michael Rennie 61 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
18 Thomas Gomez 65 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
July 6 Louis Armstrong 69 USA Actor, Musician Script error: No such module "list".
17 Cliff Edwards 76 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
19 Norman Reilly Raine 77 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
23 Van Heflin 60 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
August 3 Ernst Eklund 81 Sweden Actor Script error: No such module "list".
15 Paul Lukas 80 Hungary Actor Script error: No such module "list".
16 Spyros Skouras 78 Greece Producer, Studio Executive Script error: No such module "list".
17 Horace McMahon 65 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
September 7 Spring Byington 84 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
10 Pier Angeli 39 Italy Actress Script error: No such module "list".
11 Bella Darvi 42 Poland Actress Script error: No such module "list".
October 11 Chester Conklin 85 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
12 Fritz Achterberg 90 Germany Actor Script error: No such module "list".
13 Phoebe Ephron 57 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
26 Vincent Coleman 71 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
November 2 Martha Vickers 46 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
17 Gladys Cooper 82 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
19 Stuart Gilmore 70 USA Editor, Director Script error: No such module "list".
26 Bengt Ekerot 51 Sweden Actor Script error: No such module "list".
December 12 Frank Wolff 43 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
13 Dita Parlo 63 Poland Actress Script error: No such module "list".
18 Diana Lynn 45 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
26 Robert Lowery 58 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 Max Steiner 83 Austria Composer Script error: No such module "list".
30 Dorothy Comingore 58 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
31 Marin Sais 81 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".

Film debuts

References

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