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List of years in film
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The following is an overview of events in 1985 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 1985[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Back to the Future Universal $210,609,762
2. Rambo: First Blood Part II TriStar $150,415,432
3. Rocky IV United Artists $127,873,716
4. The Color Purple Warner Bros. $94,175,854
5. Out Of Africa Universal $87,071,205
6. Cocoon 20th Century Fox $76,113,124
7. The Jewel of the Nile $75,973,200
8. Witness Paramount $68,706,993
9. The Goonies Warner Bros. $61,389,680
10. Spies Like Us $60,088,980

Events

Awards

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Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Out of Africa - Universal
Best Director: Sydney Pollack - Out of Africa
Best Actor: William Hurt - Kiss of the Spider Woman
Best Actress: Geraldine Page - The Trip to Bountiful
Best Supporting Actor: Don Ameche - Cocoon
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Best Foreign Language Film: The Official Story (La historia oficial), directed by Luis Puenzo, Argentina
Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement James Stewart

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Out of Africa
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Runaway Train
Best Actress: Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Prizzi's Honor
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - Prizzi's Honor
Best Actress: Kathleen Turner - Prizzi's Honor
Other
Best Director: John Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Best Foreign Language Film: The Official Story (La historia oficial), Argentina

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

When Father Was Away on Business (Otac na službenom putu), directed by Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi), directed by Agnès Varda, France / U.K.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger), directed by Rainer Simon, East Germany
Wetherby, directed by David Hare, United Kingdom

Razzie Awards

Worst Picture: Rambo: First Blood Part II
Worst Director: Sylvester Stallone - Rocky IV
Worst Actor: Sylvester Stallone - Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV
Worst Actress: Linda Blair - Night Patrol, Savage Island and Savage Streets
Worst Supporting Actor: Rob Lowe - St. Elmo's Fire
Worst Supporting Actress: Brigitte Nielsen - Rocky IV
Worst New Star: Brigitte Nielsen - Red Sonja and Rocky IV

Notable films released in 1985

  1. The Color Purple

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 5 Robert Surtees 78 USA Cinematographer Script error: No such module "list".
5 John Paxton 73 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
11 Edward Buzzell 89 USA Director Script error: No such module "list".
12 Paul Luty 52 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
13 Carol Wayne 42 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
14 Jetta Goudal 93 Netherlands Actress Script error: No such module "list".
18 Wilfrid Brambell 72 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Paul J. Smith 78 USA Composer, Orchestrator Script error: No such module "list".
February
4 Fred Ryan 67 UK Boom Operator Script error: No such module "list".
6 Neil McCarthy 52 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
6 James Hadley Chase 78 UK Writer, Miscellaneous Script error: No such module "list".
10 Wanda Tuchock 86 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
11 Henry Hathaway 86 USA Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
12 Nicholas Colasanto 61 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
16 Larry Ward 60 USA Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
19 Dorothy Black 85 South Africa Actress Script error: No such module "list".
20 Clarence Nash 80 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
21 Ina Claire 91 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
21 Louis Hayward 75 UK Actor, Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
27 J. Pat O'Malley 80 UK Actor, Voice Actor Script error: No such module "list".
27 David Huffman 39 USA Actor, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
March
1 Alfred Zeisler 92 USA Producer, Director Script error: No such module "list".
3 Noel Purcell 84 Ireland Actor Script error: No such module "list".
5 Thomas Little 98 USA Set Decorator Script error: No such module "list".
8 Edward Andrews 70 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
19 Anthony Nelson Keys 73 UK Producer Script error: No such module "list".
21 Michael Redgrave 77 UK Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
21 Michael Trubshawe 79 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
April
16 Scott Brady 60 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
21 John Welsh 70 UK Actor, Production Manager Script error: No such module "list".
23 Kent Smith 78 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Richard Haydn 80 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
26 Albert Maltz 76 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
May 1 George Pravda 68 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
4 Harry Earles 83 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
5 Mildred Dixon 74 USA Actress
7 Dawn Addams 54 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
8 Susan Morrow 53 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
8 Dolph Sweet 64 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
9 Edmond O'Brien 69 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
11 Chester Gould 84 USA Writer, Cartoonist Script error: No such module "list".
13 Selma Diamond 64 USA Actress, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
13 Leatrice Joy 91 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
14 Frank Westmore 62 ?? Makeup Artist Script error: No such module "list".
16 Margaret Hamilton 82 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
17 Hugh Burden 72 UK Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
22 Wolfgang Reitherman 75 USA Animator, Director, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
22 Gerald Case 80 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Robert Nathan 91 USA Writer, Actor Script error: No such module "list".
26 Harold Hecht 77 USA Producer Script error: No such module "list".
30 Talbot Jennings 90 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
June 1 Richard Greene 66 UK Actor, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
7 Gordon Rollings 59 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
9 Clifford Evans 73 UK Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
10 George Chandler 86 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
17 John Boulting 71 UK Producer, Director Script error: No such module "list".
24 Valentine Dyall 77 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 James Craig 73 USA Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
July 1 Elsie Wagstaff 86 UK Actress Script error: No such module "list".
3 Nelson Leigh 80 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
7 Ewen Solon 67 NZ Actor Script error: No such module "list".
8 Phil Foster 71 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
8 Victor Rendina 68 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
17 Margo 68 Mexico Actress Script error: No such module "list".
20 Estelle Evans 78 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
23 Kay Kyser 80 USA Musician, Actor Script error: No such module "list".
23 Mickey Shaughnessy 64 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 Grant Williams 53 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
August
2 Bob Holt 56 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
2 Frank Faylen 79 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
7 Grayson Hall 62 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
8 Louise Brooks 78 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
8 Milton H. Greene 63 USA Producer Script error: No such module "list".
10 Kenny Baker 72 USA Singer, Actor Script error: No such module "list".
12 Patrick Hines 55 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
13 Marion Martin 77 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
14 Gale Sondergaard 86 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
24 Morrie Ryskind 89 USA Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
28 Ruth Gordon 88 USA Actress, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
29 Evelyn Ankers 67 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
29 Patrick Barr 77 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
30 Tom Howard 75 UK Special Effects Script error: No such module "list".
September 4 George O'Brien 86 USA Actor, Producer Script error: No such module "list".
6 Johnny Desmond 65 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
6 Jane Frazee 67 USA Actress, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
10 Alexa Kenin 23 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
14 Julian Beck 60 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
16 Art Scholl 53 USA Stuntman, Actor
24 Paul Mann 71 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
27 Lloyd Nolan 83 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
28 L. B. Abbott 77 USA Special Effects Script error: No such module "list".
29 Arthur Krams 73 USA Set Decorator Script error: No such module "list".
30 Simone Signoret 64 France Actress Script error: No such module "list".
30 Floyd Crosby 85 USA Cinematographer Script error: No such module "list".
October 2 George Savalas 60 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
2 Rock Hudson 59 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
6 Nelson Riddle 64 USA Composer, Orchestrator Script error: No such module "list".
10 Yul Brynner 65 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
10 Orson Welles 70 USA Actor, Writer, Director Script error: No such module "list".
13 Francesca Bertini 93 Italy Actress Script error: No such module "list".
16 Franklin Milton 78 USA Recording Supervisor Script error: No such module "list".
22 Stefano Satta Flores 48 Italy Actor Script error: No such module "list".
25 Gary Holton 33 UK Actor Script error: No such module "list".
30 Kirby Grant 73 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
30 David Oxley 64 Spain Actor Script error: No such module "list".
November 1 Phil Silvers 74 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
12 Dimitar Panov 83 Bulgaria Actor Script error: No such module "list".
19 Jimmy Ritz 81 USA Actor, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
19 Stepin Fetchit 83 USA Actor Script error: No such module "list".
December 11 Kathleen Ryan 63 Ireland Actress Script error: No such module "list".
12 Anne Baxter 62 USA Actress Script error: No such module "list".
12 Phil Karlson 77 USA Director Script error: No such module "list".
14 Bruce Weintraub 33 USA Set Decorator Script error: No such module "list".
17 Harry M. Leonard 85 USA Sound Recordist Script error: No such module "list".
23 Gina Kaus 92 Austria Screenwriter Script error: No such module "list".
26 Margarete Schön 90 Germany Actress, Director Script error: No such module "list".
28 Renato Castellani 72 Italy Director, Writer Script error: No such module "list".
31 Ricky Nelson 45 USA Actor, Singer Script error: No such module "list".
31 Sam Spiegel 84 UK Producer Script error: No such module "list".

Film debuts

See also

References

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