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List of years in film
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The following is an overview of events in 1980 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

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Highest-grossing films of 1980[1]
Rank Title Distributor Gross
1. The Empire Strikes Back 20th Century Fox $209,398,025
2. 9 to 5 $103,290,500
3. Stir Crazy Columbia $101,300,000
4. Airplane! Paramount $83,453,539
5. Any Which Way You Can Warner Bros. $70,687,344
6. Private Benjamin $69,847,348
7. Coal Miner's Daughter Universal $67,182,787
8. Smokey and the Bandit II $66,132,626
9. The Blue Lagoon Columbia $58,853,106
10. The Blues Brothers Universal $57,229,890

Events

Awards

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Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Director: Robert Redford - Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De NiroRaging Bull
Best Actress: Sissy SpacekCoal Miner's Daughter
Best Supporting Actor: Timothy HuttonOrdinary People
Best Supporting Actress: Mary SteenburgenMelvin and Howard
Best Foreign Language Film: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Москва Слезам Не Верит), directed by Vladimir Menshov, USSR

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Ordinary People
Best Actor: Robert De NiroRaging Bull
Best Actress: Mary Tyler MooreOrdinary People
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Coal Miner's Daughter
Best Actor: Ray SharkeyThe Idolmaker
Best Actress: Sissy SpacekCoal Miner's Daughter
Other
Best Director: Robert RedfordOrdinary People
Best Foreign Language Film: Tess, United Kingdom
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite male: Roger Moore
Golden Globe Award for World film favourite female: Jane Fonda

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Can't Stop the Music
Worst Director: Robert GreenwaldXanadu
Worst Actor: Neil DiamondThe Jazz Singer
Worst Actress: Brooke ShieldsThe Blue Lagoon
Worst Supporting Actor: John AdamesGloria; Laurence OlivierThe Jazz Singer
Worst Supporting Actress: Amy IrvingHoneysuckle Rose

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse, United States
Kagemusha, 影武者 (Shadow Warrior), directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Atlantic City, directed by Louis Malle, USA / Canada / France
Gloria, directed by John Cassavetes, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Heartland, directed by Richard Pearce, United States
Palermo or Wolfsburg (Palermo oder Wolfsburg), directed by Werner Schroeter, West Germany

Notable films released in 1980

  1. The Shining

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 14 Robert Ardrey 71 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
17 Barbara Britton 60 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
24 James Poe 58 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
24 Lil Dagover 92 Germany Actress Script error: No such module "list".
29 Jimmy Durante 86 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
February 1 Romolo Valli 54 Italy Actor Script error: No such module "list".
4 David Whitaker 52 UK Writer Script error: No such module "list".
9 Renée Houston 77 UK Actress, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
13 David Janssen 48 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
18 Gale Robbins 58 USA Actress, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
26 Mario Mattoli 81 Italy Director, Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
27 George Tobias 78 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
March 5 Jay Silverheels 67 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
8 Frank McDonald 80 USA Director Script error: No such module "list".
27 Steve Fisher 67 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
28 Dick Haymes 61 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
April 9 Kathleen Burke 66 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
10 Kay Medford 65 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
11 Charlotte Henry 66 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
15 Raymond Bailey 75 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
16 Harry Hutchinson 87 Ireland Actor Blowup
17 Alf Sjöberg 76 Sweden Director Script error: No such module "list".
19 Tony Beckley 50 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Mario Bava 65 Italy Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Script error: No such module "list".
29 William Clemens 74 USA Director Script error: No such module "list".
29 Alfred Hitchcock 80 UK Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
May 1 Henry Levin 70 USA Director Script error: No such module "list".
2 George Pal 72 Hungary Producer Script error: No such module "list".
4 Kay Hammond 71 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
12 Lillian Roth 69 USA Actress, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
14 Hugh Griffith 67 Wales Actor Script error: No such module "list".
June 12 Milburn Stone 75 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
18 Terence Fisher 76 UK Director Script error: No such module "list".
23 John Laurie 83 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
July 6 Gail Patrick 69 USA Producer, Actress Script error: No such module "list".
7 Reginald Gardiner 77 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
11 Peggy Knudsen 57 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
24 Peter Sellers 54 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
30 Charles McGraw 66 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
31 Bobby Van 51 USA Actor, Dancer Script error: No such module "list".
August 1 Strother Martin 61 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
7 Norman Atkyns 74 UK Actor Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
14 Dorothy Stratten 20 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
25 Gower Champion 59 USA Actor, Dancer, Director Script error: No such module "list".
September 3 Barbara O'Neil 70 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
4 Duncan Renaldo 76 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
24 Theodor Luts 84 Brazil Cinematographer, Director The Substitute Wife
25 Lewis Milestone 84 Russia Director Script error: No such module "list".
October 6 Hattie Jacques 58 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
28 Leon Janney 63 Mexico Actor Script error: No such module "list".
November 4 Noel Langley 68 South Africa Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
7 Steve McQueen 50 Mexico Actor, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
15 Bill Lee 64 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
22 Mae West 87 USA Actress, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
24 George Raft 79 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
26 Rachel Roberts 53 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
December 8 John Lennon 40 USA Actor, Musician, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
16 Peter Collinson 44 USA Director, Producer, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
18 Gabrielle Robinne 94 France Actress The Assassination of the Duke of Guise
20 Ben Sharpsteen 85 USA Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
28 Sam Levene 75 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
31 Raoul Walsh 93 USA Director, Writer, Actor Script error: No such module "list".

Film debuts

See also

Notes

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References

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