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See also: 1977 in film 1978 1979 in film 1970s in film years in film film Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss... This page refers to the year 1979. ... See also: 1979 in film 1980 1981 in film 1970s in film 1980s in film years in film film // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ... Movies in the 1970s came in a wide variety, as the socially-conscious young directors that emerged in the late 60s grew in different directions, influenced by music, literature, and the nature of crime and war. ... This page indexes the individual year in film pages. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ...


Events

March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Raiders of the Lost Ark, also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a film released by Paramount Pictures in 1981. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ...

Top grossing films

North America
  1. Superman: The Movie
  2. Every Which Way But Loose
  3. Rocky II, starring Sylvester Stallone
  4. Alien
  5. tie, The Amityville Horror and Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  6. Moonraker starring Roger Moore
  7. The Muppet Movie
  8. California Suite
  9. The Deer Hunter

Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, Superman Superman, also known as Superman: The Movie, is a 1978 Warner Bros. ... Every Which Way But Loose is a 1978 U.S. motion picture, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. ... Rocky II was the 1979 sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go the distance with the World Heavyweight Champion. ... The science fiction/horror film Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, has become extremely popular and influential, and has spawned several sequels and imitators. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... A 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Moonraker is the third James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. ... Moore and Curtis in The Persuaders! (1971/72) Sir Roger George Moore, KBE (born October 14, 1927) is an English actor known for his suave and witty demeanor. ... The Muppet Movie DVD cover The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... California Suite is a play by Neil Simon about five couples, all set in one hotel suite in California. ... This article is about The Deer Hunter, the movie. ...

Academy Awards

Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Movie poster for Kramer vs. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Robert Benton (born September 29, 1932 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... Movie poster for Kramer vs. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... Movie poster for Kramer vs. ... Janet Gaynor getting the first Best Actress Oscar from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ... Sally Field Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is an American movie and television actress. ... Norma Rae is a 1979 film which tells the story of a woman from a small town in the Southern United States who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an Oscar-winning American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the best in her field. ... Movie poster for Kramer vs. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Melvyn Douglas (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was a United States actor who won all three of the entertainment industries highest awards, two Oscars, one Tony and a televison Emmy. ... Being There is a political, satirical 1971 novel by Jerzy Kosiński and a 1979 film directed by Hal Ashby. ...

Births

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Isidra Vega (born January 12, 1979) is a hispanic actress in the United States. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Polley Sarah Polley (born on January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress and director of short films. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rosamund Pike on the cover of Evening Standard in 2003. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mena Suvari in a promo photo for Beauty Shop Mena Adrienne Suvari (born February 13, 1979 in Newport, Rhode Island) is an American actress of Estonian and Greek descent, currently best known for her work in American Beauty (1999) and the first two American Pie films. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Zhang Ziyi from the movie Hero This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Bunko Kanazawa (金沢文子 Kanazawa Bunko) (born April 4, 1979 in Kanagawa prefecture) is one of the most prolific and well-known Japanese adult film actresses. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Claire Danes on the cover of Marie Claire Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979 in New York City) is an American film actress. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Kate Hudson in the film Almost Famous Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Jaime King on the cover of Cosmopolitan Jaime King (born 23 April 1979) is an American actress and model. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Rosario Dawson Rosario Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Monica Keena (born in Brooklyn, New York on May 25, 1979) is an American actress best known as Abby Morgan on Dawsons Creek. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... Cook on the cover of FHM. Rachael Leigh Cook (born on October 4, 1979) is an American actress. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... Kristanna Loken on FHM cover Kristanna Sommer Løken (born October 8, 1979) is an American actress and model. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Playboy centerfold appearance August 2000 Birthplace Fountain Valley, California Birthdate December 23, 1979 Measurements 34 B - 23 - 33 Height 5 10½ Weight 125 lbs Preceded by Neferteri Shepherd Succeeded by Kerissa Fare Summer Danielle Altice (born December 23, 1979 in Fountain Valley, California, U.S.A.) is an American model... The cover of a Victorias Secret catalog, a catalog known for its lingerie models. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Deaths

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Dolores Costello (born September 17, 1903; died March 1, 1979) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success during the era of silent movies. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... Ben Lyon (February 6, 1901 - March 22, 1979) was an United States film actor, and after his career as a leading man faltered, a 20th Century Fox studio executive. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was a twentieth-century movie star, sex symbol and pop icon. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Mary Pickford Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists, known as Americas Sweetheart and the girl with the curls. ... A movie studio is a company which develops, equips and maintains a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), nicknamed Duke, was an American film actor whose career began in silent movies in the 1920s. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Vivian Vance Vance (center) with Charles Laughton and Jane Wyman in The Blue Veil, 1951 Vivian Vance (July 26, 1909-August 17, 1979) was an American actress and singer, born in Cherryvale, Kansas as Vivian Roberta Jones. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Jean Seberg Jean Seberg (November 13, 1938 - September 8, 1979) was an American actress born in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA who spent an important part of her career in France. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Jocelyne LaGarde (1924 - September 12, 1979) was a Tahitian who became famous for her one acting role in the 1966 motion picture, Hawaii. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adile Naşit Adile Naşit Adile Nasit (born June 17, 1930 in Istanbul, Turkey; died December 11, 1987) was a Turkish actress who played in Hababam Sinifi (Hababam Class), Neseli Gunler (Happy Days) and many other movies. ...

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