1965 in Film
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1965 in Film

The year 1965 in film involved some significant events, with The Sound of Music topping the U.S. box office.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. The Sound of Music 20th Century Fox $138,700,000[1]
2. Doctor Zhivago Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Unknown[note 1]
3. Thunderball United Artists $63,595,658[4]
4. Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines 20th Century Fox $31,111,111[5]
5. That Darn Cat! Walt Disney Productions $28,068,222[6]
6. The Great Race Warner Bros. $25,333,333[7]
7. Cat Ballou Columbia Pictures $20,666,667[8]
8. What's New Pussycat? United Artists $18,820,000[9]
9. Shenandoah Universal Pictures $17,268,889[10]
10. Von Ryan's Express 20th Century Fox $17,111,111[11]
  1. ^ The first-run gross of Doctor Zhivago is unknown. However, in terms of gross rental (the distributor's cut of the gross) it earned $43 million, second only to The Sound of Musics $72 million and over fifty percent more than the $27 million earned by Thunderball in third-place.[2] Its lifetime box-office gross--including revenue from re-releases--totals $111.7 million.[3]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle Enterprises, Twentieth Century-Fox
Best Director: Robert Wise - The Sound of Music
Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
Best Actress: Julie Christie - Darling
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Balsam - A Thousand Clowns
Best Supporting Actress: Shelley Winters - A Patch of Blue
Best Foreign Language Film: The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, Czechoslovakia

BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from Any Source: My Fair Lady
Best British Film: The Ipcress File

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Doctor Zhivago
Best Actor: Omar Sharif - Doctor Zhivago
Best Actress: Samantha Eggar - The Collector
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Sound of Music
Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music
Other
Best Director: David Lean - Doctor Zhivago

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Knack ...and How to Get It, directed by Richard Lester, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa (Sandra of a Thousand Delights), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, France / Italy

1965 film releases

U.S.A. unless stated

January-March

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Notable films released in 1965

U.S.A. unless stated

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Short film series

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References

  1. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896.
    • The Sound of Music: p.434. $138.7 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
  2. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. p. 359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ "Doctor Zhivago, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Thunderball, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "That Darn Cat, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "The Great Race, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Cat Ballou, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "What's New Pussycat?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Shenandoah, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "Von Ryan's Express, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013.

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