ⓘ 1962 in film


LEclisse is a 1962 Italian drama film written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. Filmed on location in Rome and Verona, the story follows a young woman who pursues an affair with a confident young stockbroker. The film is considered the last part of a trilogy, and is preceded by LAvventura and La Notte. LEclisse won the Special Jury Prize at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme dOr. Described by Martin Scorsese as the boldest film in the trilogy, it is one of the directors more acclaimed works.

La Jetee

La Jetee is a 1962 French science fiction featurette directed by Chris Marker and associated with the Left Bank artistic movement. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, it tells the story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel. It is 28 minutes long and shot in black and white. It won the Prix Jean Vigo for short film. The 1995 science fiction film 12 Monkeys was inspired by and borrows several concepts directly from La Jetee, as does the 2015 12 Monkeys television series developed from the film.

The Lovely Lola

The Lovely Lola is a 1962 historical musical film directed by Alfonso Balcazar and starring Sara Montiel, Antonio Cifariello and Frank Villard. It was made as a co-production between France, Italy and Spain. It is based on the 1848 novel The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas.

Eva (1962 film)

Eva, released in the United Kingdom as Eve, is a 1962 Italian-French co-production drama film directed by Joseph Losey and starring Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker and Virna Lisi. Its screenplay is adapted from James Hadley Chases 1945 novel Eve.

Lolita (1962 film)

Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1955 novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, who also wrote the screenplay. It follows a middle-aged literature lecturer who becomes sexually obsessed with a young adolescent girl. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze, and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze, with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty. Owing to the Motion Picture Association of Americas MPAA restrictions at the time, the film toned down the most provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audiences ...

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)

The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American neo noir psychological political thriller film about the Cold War and sleeper agents. It was directed and produced by John Frankenheimer. The screenplay was written by George Axelrod and was based on the 1959 Richard Condon novel The Manchurian Candidate. The films leading actors are Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh, with Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva and James Gregory in supporting roles. The plot centers on the Korean War veteran Raymond Shaw, the progeny of a prominent political family. Shaw was a prisoner of war during the confli ...


ⓘ 1962 in film

The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia the years top-grossing film as well as winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.


1. Events

  • September 7 – Filming of Sergei Bondarchuks War and Peace begins and will continue for another 5 years.
  • October 5 – Dr. No launches the James Bond series, the second longest-running film franchise of all time next to Godzilla, still running more than 50 years later Spectre, 2015. It also launches the career of Sean Connery.
  • May – The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards are officially founded by the Taiwanese government.
  • August 5 – Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is found dead of a drug overdose.

2. Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia – Horizon-Spiegel-Lean, Columbia Best Director: David Lean – Lawrence of Arabia Best Actor: Gregory Peck – To Kill a Mockingbird Best Actress: Anne Bancroft – The Miracle Worker Best Supporting Actor: Ed Begley – Sweet Bird of Youth Best Supporting Actress: Patty Duke – The Miracle Worker Best Foreign Language Film: Sundays and Cybele Les dimanches de ville dAvray, directed by Serge Bourguignon, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama: Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia Best Actor: Gregory Peck – To Kill a Mockingbird Best Actress: Geraldine Page – Sweet Bird of Youth Comedy or Musical: Best Picture − Comedy: That Touch of Mink Best Picture − Musical: The Music Man Best Actor: Marcello Mastroianni – Divorce Italian Style Best Actress: Rosalind Russell – Gypsy Other Best Supporting Actor: Omar Sharif – Lawrence of Arabia Best Supporting Actress: Angela Lansbury – The Manchurian Candidate Best Director: David Lean – Lawrence of Arabia

Palme dOr Cannes Film Festival:

Keeper of Promises O Pagador de Promessas, directed by Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

Golden Lion Venice Film Festival:

Family Diary Cronaca familiare, Journal intime, directed by Valerio Zurlini, France / Italy My Name is Ivan Ivanovo detstvo, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR

Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival:

A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, United Kingdom

3. Notable films released in 1962

United States unless stated


  • The 300 Spartans, starring Ralph Richardson, Richard Egan, Diane Baker


  • Night of the Eagle, starring Janet Blair
  • The Notorious Landlady, starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon and Fred Astaire
  • Nine Days in One Year 9 dney odnogo goda – U.S.S.R.


  • On the Beat, starring Norman Wisdom – U.K.
  • Only Two Can Play, starring Peter Sellers


  • Zotz!, directed by William Castle, starring Tom Poston
  • Zorro the Avenger

3.1. Notable films released in 1962 #

  • The 300 Spartans, starring Ralph Richardson, Richard Egan, Diane Baker

3.2. Notable films released in 1962 A

  • The Amphibian Man Chelovek-amfibiya – U.S.S.R.
  • Abhijan The Expedition, directed by Satyajit Ray – India
  • All Souls Day Zaduszki – Poland
  • Atraco a las tres Robbery at 3 OClock – Spain
  • Advise & Consent, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, Peter Lawford
  • An Autumn Afternoon Sanma no aji, directed by Yasujirō Ozu – Japan
  • All Night Long, starring Patrick McGoohan and Richard Attenborough – U.K.
  • Alaverdoba, directed by Giorgi Shengelaia
  • Fall Down, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty
  • Asli-Naqli Real and Fake, starring Dev Anand – India

3.3. Notable films released in 1962 C

  • Carry On Cruising, starring Sid James and Kenneth Williams – U.K.
  • Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey
  • Convicts 4, starring Ben Gazzara, Stuart Whitman, Vincent Price, Ray Walston, Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Cartouche, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale – France/Italy
  • Cape Fear, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Telly Savalas
  • Chased by the Dogs El less wal kilab – Egypt
  • Os Cafajestes The Unscrupulous Ones – Brazil
  • Cleo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnes Varda – France
  • The Chapman Report, directed by George Cukor, starring Jane Fonda, Shelley Winters, Claire Bloom, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
  • The Counterfeit Traitor, directed by George Seaton, starring William Holden
  • The Condemned of Altona I sequestrati di Altona, directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Sophia Loren and Maximilian Schell – Italy
  • Crooks Anonymous, starring Leslie Phillips and Julie Christie


3.4. Notable films released in 1962 D

  • Dr. No, first James Bond film, directed by Terence Young, starring Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Ursula Andress – U.K.
  • Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman
  • Le Doulos The Finger Man, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo – France
  • David and Lisa, starring Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin
  • The Day of the Triffids, starring Howard Keel – U.K.

3.5. Notable films released in 1962 E

  • Eclipse LEclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti – Italy/France
  • The Easy Life Il sorpasso, directed by Dino Risi, starring Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant – Italy
  • Escape from East Berlin, directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Don Murray
  • Experiment in Terror, directed by Blake Edwards, starring Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Ross Martin
  • The Exterminating Angel El angel exterminador, directed by Luis Buñuel – Mexico
  • Electra, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, starring Irene Papas – Greece

3.6. Notable films released in 1962 F

  • Freud: The Secret Passion, directed by John Huston, starring Montgomery Clift, Susannah York, Larry Parks
  • Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Family Diary Cronaca familiare, starring Marcello Mastroianni – Italy
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Yvette Mimieux
  • Follow That Dream, starring Elvis Presley, Arthur OConnell, Joanna Moore
  • Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules
  • Five Finger Exercise, starring Rosalind Russell
  • The Four Days of Naples Le Quattro giornate di Napoli – Italy
  • Five Miles to Midnight, starring Sophia Loren

3.7. Notable films released in 1962 G

  • The Grim Reaper La commare secca, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci – Italy
  • Gypsy, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden, Natalie Wood
  • Gigot, starring Jackie Gleason
  • Gorath, directed by Ishirō Honda – Japan
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!, starring Elvis Presley
  • Guns of Darkness, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring David Niven and James Robertson Justice – U.K.
  • Gay Purr-ee, an animated musical with the voices of Judy Garland and Mel Blanc
  • Gundamma Katha, starring N. T. Rama Rao – India

3.8. Notable films released in 1962 H

  • Hemingways Adventures of a Young Man, directed by Martin Ritt, starring Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Paul Newman
  • Half Ticket, starring Kishore Kumar and Madhubala – India
  • Hussar Ballad Gusarskaya ballada – U.S.S.R.
  • Heros Island, starring James Mason and Rip Torn
  • Hombre de la esquina rosada Man on Pink Corner – Argentina
  • The Horizontal Lieutenant, starring Jim Hutton and Paula Prentiss
  • Hussar of the Dead El Husar de la Muerte, Restored, originally released in 1925 – Chile
  • Hell is for Heroes, starring Steve McQueen and Bobby Darin
  • Harakiri Seppuku, directed by Masaki Kobayashi – Japan
  • House of Women, starring Shirley Knight and Constance Ford
  • How the West Was Won, starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, George Peppard and more
  • Hatari!, directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli
  • H.M.S. Defiant, starring Alec Guinness and Dirk Bogarde – U.K.


3.9. Notable films released in 1962 I

  • The Intruder, directed by Roger Corman, starring William Shatner
  • If a Man Answers, starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee
  • In the Affirmative LAmour avec des si, directed by Claude Lelouch – France
  • In the French Style, starring Jean Seberg
  • Ivans Childhood Ivanovo detstvo, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky – U.S.S.R.
  • It Happened in Athens, starring Jayne Mansfield – Greece/United States
  • Its Only Money, directed by Frank Tashlin. starring Jerry Lewis and Joan OBrien
  • The Inspector, aka Lisa, directed by Mark Robson, starring Dolores Hart
  • In Search of the Castaways, starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier
  • The Iron Maiden, starring Anne Helm and Jeff Donnell


3.10. Notable films released in 1962 J

  • Jigsaw, starring Jack Warner – U.K.
  • Jessica, starring Angie Dickinson
  • La Jetee, directed by Chris Marker – France
  • Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, starring Jeanne Moreau and Oskar Werner – France

3.11. Notable films released in 1962 K

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla, directed by Ishirō Honda – Japan
  • Kid Galahad, starring Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Charles Bronson
  • Kanchanjangha, directed by Satyajit Ray – India
  • Knife in the Water Noz w wodzie, directed by Roman Polanski – Poland
  • A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Alan Bates – U.K.

3.12. Notable films released in 1962 L

  • Lonely are the Brave, starring Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy, Carroll OConnor
  • Life for Ruth, starring Patrick McGoohan and Michael Craig – U.K.
  • Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, starring Peter OToole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, Jose Ferrer – UK/US
  • Lulu, directed by Rolf Thiele, starring Nadja Tiller – Austria
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Tom Courtenay – U.K.
  • Lonely Boy, a documentary about Paul Anka – Canada
  • The L-Shaped Room, directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Leslie Caron and Tom Bell – U.K.
  • Love at Twenty, a film in 5 segments directed by François Truffaut, Shintaro Ishihara, Andrzej Wajda, Renzo Rossellini and Marcel Ophuls – International
  • Love on a Pillow, starring Brigitte Bardot – France
  • Light in the Piazza, starring Olivia de Havilland, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton
  • The Longest Day, starring John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger and more
  • Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon
  • Long Days Journey into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Katharine Hepburn
  • Lisa aka The Inspector, starring Stephen Boyd – U.S./U.K.


3.13. Notable films released in 1962 M

  • Moon Pilot, starring Tom Tryon
  • Mafioso, starring Alberto Sordi – Italy
  • The Miracle Worker, directed by Arthur Penn, starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Edmond OBrien, Woody Strode
  • Mister Magoos Christmas Carol, on NBC-TV
  • The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Leslie Parrish, Angela Lansbury
  • Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard
  • My Geisha, starring Shirley MacLaine
  • My Life to Live Vivre sa vie, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina – France
  • The Man of Gold Az aranyember – Hungary
  • Mix Me a Person, directed by Leslie Norman, starring Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden and Adam Faith – U.K.
  • The Magnificent Concubine Yang Kwei Fei – Hong Kong
  • Madison Avenue, starring Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Eleanor Parker
  • Merrills Marauders, directed by Samuel Fuller, starring Jeff Chandler and Ty Hardin
  • Mamma Roma, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, starring Anna Magnani – Italy
  • The Main Attraction, starring Pat Boone
  • Mondo Cane
  • The Music Man, starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford, Ron Howard
  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, starring James Stewart and Maureen OHara
  • March on Rome La marcia su Roma, starring Ugo Tognazzi and Vittorio Gassman – Italy


3.14. Notable films released in 1962 N

  • Night of the Eagle, starring Janet Blair
  • The Notorious Landlady, starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon and Fred Astaire
  • Nine Days in One Year 9 dney odnogo goda – U.S.S.R.

3.15. Notable films released in 1962 O

  • On the Beat, starring Norman Wisdom – U.K.
  • Only Two Can Play, starring Peter Sellers

3.16. Notable films released in 1962 P

  • Panic in Year Zero!, starring Ray Milland and Frankie Avalon
  • Period of Adjustment, starring Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Anthony Franciosa, Lois Nettleton
  • The Pigeon That Took Rome, starring Charlton Heston
  • Premature Burial, directed by Roger Corman, starring Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Heather Angel
  • The Phantom of the Opera, starring Herbert Lom – U.K.
  • Pressure Point, starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin
  • Phaedra, directed by Jules Dassin, starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins – Greece
  • Pretty Foe by Esmail Koushan Iran
  • Pontius Pilate, starring Jean Marais, Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone
  • O Pagador de Promessas The Keeper of Promises, directed by Anselmo Duarte – Brazil
  • Professor, starring Shammi Kapoor – India
  • Pitfall Otoshiana – Japan

3.17. Notable films released in 1962 R

  • Redhead Die Rote or La rossa – West Germany/Italy
  • Der rote Rausch The Red Intoxication, starring Klaus Kinski – Austria
  • Ride the High Country a.k.a. Guns in the Afternoon, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott
  • Revenge of the Snakes Yılanların ocu – Turkey
  • Roaring Years Anni ruggenti, starring Nino Manfredi – Italy
  • The Road to Hong Kong, directed by Norman Panama, starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Joan Collins
  • Rome Adventure, starring Angie Dickinson and Suzanne Pleshette
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight, starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris

3.18. Notable films released in 1962 S

  • A Symposium on Popular Songs, a Disney animation
  • Safe at Home!, starring Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn
  • Salvatore Giuliano, directed by Francesco Rosi – Italy
  • Somethings Got to Give, starring Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin unfinished
  • Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam King, Queen and Slave, starring Meena Kumari and Guru Dutt – India
  • State Fair, starring Pat Boone, Tom Ewell, Ann-Margret, Pamela Tiffin, Bobby Darin
  • Sanjuru Tsubaki Sanjûro, directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune – Japan
  • Shaheed, starring Musarrat Nazir, Talish, Allauddin, Ejaz, Saqi Pakistani film on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • Sergeants 3, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop
  • Sundays and Cybele Les dimanches de ville dAvray, starring Hardy Kruger and Nicole Courcel – France
  • The Suitor Le Soupirant – France
  • The Spiral Road, starring Rock Hudson and Gena Rowlands

3.19. Notable films released in 1962 T

  • Two for the Seesaw, starring Shirley MacLaine and Robert Mitchum
  • Two Half Times in Hell Ket felido a pokolban, directed by Zoltan Fabri – Hungary
  • Tudor – Romania
  • The Tale of Zatoichi Zatōichi monogatari, directed by Kenji Misumi – Japan
  • Term of Trial, starring Laurence Olivier and Simone Signoret – U.K.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, starring Gregory Peck
  • That Touch of Mink, starring Cary Grant and Doris Day
  • Taras Bulba, starring Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis
  • Tobacco Tyutyun – Bulgaria
  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues Zoku Zatōichi Monogatari, starring Shintaro Katsu – Japan
  • Two Weeks in Another Town, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, George Hamilton, Cyd Charisse
  • Tower of London, starring Vincent Price
  • The Trial Le Proces, directed by and starring Orson Welles with Anthony Perkins and Jeanne Moreau – France/Italy/West Germany
  • Therese Desqueyroux, starring Emmanuelle Riva and Philippe Noiret – France
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc Proces de Jeanne dArc, directed by Robert Bresson – France
  • Tender Is the Night, starring Jennifer Jones
  • Too Late Blues, directed by John Cassavetes, starring Bobby Darin and Stella Stevens

3.20. Notable films released in 1962 V

  • The Vanishing Corporal Le Caporal epingle, directed by Jean Renoir, starring Jean-Pierre Cassel and Claude Brasseur – France
  • A Very Private Affair, starring Brigitte Bardot – France
  • A View from the Bridge Vu du Pont, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Raf Vallone – France/Italy

3.21. Notable films released in 1962 W

  • The Waltz of the Toreadors, directed by John Guillermin, starring Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton, Prunella Scales
  • War of the Buttons La Guerre des boutons – France
  • Walk on the Wild Side, starring Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford
  • The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, starring Laurence Harvey and Claire Bloom
  • Whos Got the Action? starring Dean Martin and Lana Turner

3.22. Notable films released in 1962 XYZ

  • Zotz!, directed by William Castle, starring Tom Poston
  • Zorro the Avenger

4. Short film series

  • Speedy Gonzales 1953–1968
  • The Alvin Show 1961-1962
  • Bugs Bunny 1940– 1964
  • Looney Tunes 1930–1969
  • Merrie Melodies 1931–1969
  • Yosemite Sam 1945–1963
  • Terrytoons 1930–1964


5. Births

  • February 5 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
  • February 27 – Adam Baldwin, American actor
  • January 17 – C. Martin Croker, American animator and voice actor d. 2016
  • March 12 – Chris Sanders, American actor, animator, director and voice actor
  • January 17 – Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
  • January 5 – Suzy Amis Cameron, American actress
  • Matthew Broderick, American actor
  • March 20 – Stephen Sommers, American director, screenwriter and producer
  • March 10 – Jasmine Guy, American actress, singer, dancer, and director
  • February 22 – Steve Irwin, Australian zookeeper, television personality, conservationist, actor d. 2006
  • March 18 – Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
  • February 17 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
  • March 21
  • January 7 – Kiiri Tamm, Estonian actress
  • February 13 – Michele Greene, American actress
  • Rosie ODonnell, American actress and comedian
  • January 4 – Michael France, American screenwriter d. 2013
  • May 26 – Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, comedian and director
  • December 19 – Jill Talley, American actress
  • August 31 – Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor
  • October 28 – Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • July 19 – Anthony Edwards, American actor
  • September 24 – Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and producer
  • July 20 – Carlos Alazraqui, voice actor
  • October 13 – Kelly Preston, American actress
  • August 29 – Ian James Corlett, Canadian-American voice actor
  • May 12 – Emilio Estevez, American actor
  • October 26 – Cary Elwes, English actor
  • September 17 – Baz Luhrmann, Australian director
  • October 12 – Deborah Foreman, American actress
  • July 3 – Tom Cruise, American actor
  • August 16 – Steve Carell, American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, writer, director
  • August 27 – Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • December 9 – Felicity Huffman, American actress
  • June 27 – Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Hong Kong actor
  • September 11 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
  • September 15 – Scott McNeil, Australian-Canadian voice actor
  • November 14 – Harland Williams, Canadian-American actor and comedian
  • October 1 – Esai Morales, American actor
  • August 13 – John Slattery, American actor
  • April 15 – Tom Kane, American actor and voice actor
  • October 2 – Jeff Bennett, American actor and voice actor
  • July 31 – Wesley Snipes, American actor
  • September 26 – Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress
  • November 19 – Jodie Foster, American actress and director
  • November 11 – Demi Moore, American actress
  • June 13 – Ally Sheedy, American actress
  • June 19 – Paula Abdul, American singer
  • July 13 – Tom Kenny, American actor, voice actor, singer and comedian
  • December 22 – Ralph Fiennes, English actor
  • November 29 – Andrew McCarthy, American actor
  • August 6 – Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian actress
  • October 11 – Joan Cusack, American actress
  • May 18 – Karel Roden, Czech actor

6. Deaths

  • Angus MacPhail, 59, British screenwriter, Spellbound, The Wrong Man
  • April 17 – Louise Fazenda, 66, American actress, Tillies Punctured Romance, Alice in Wonderland
  • February 19 – James Barton, American actor, Here Comes the Groom, Yellow Sky
  • February 20 – Halliwell Hobbes, 84, British actor, Gaslight, That Hamilton Woman
  • March 17 – Frank Orth, 82, American actor, Nancy Drew. Detective, Here Come the Girls
  • Vera Reynolds, 62, American actress, The Night Club, Feet of Clay
  • February 1 – Carey Wilson, American screenwriter, Mutiny on the Bounty
  • April 22
  • April 15 – Clara Blandick, 85, American actress, The Wizard of Oz, Tom Sawyer
  • January 28 – Hermann Wlach, 77, Austrian actor, The Pearl Maker of Madrid
  • April 10 – Michael Curtiz, 75, Hungarian-born director, Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • January 13 – Ernie Kovacs, 42, American comedian, actor, North to Alaska, Bell, Book and Candle
  • February 28 – Chic Johnson, 70, American comedian, actor, Hellzapoppin
  • November 15 – Irene, American costume designer, Shall We Dance, Midnight Lace
  • August 5 – Marilyn Monroe, 36, American actress, Hollywood icon, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot
  • December 29 – Hugh Sinclair, 59, British actor, The Saints Vacation, Judgment Deferred
  • July 4 – Rex Bell, 58, American actor, Broadway to Cheyenne, Law and Lead
  • October 2 – Frank Lovejoy, 50, American actor, The Hitch-Hiker, Goodbye, My Fancy
  • September 7 – Louis King, 64, American director, Typhoon, Green Grass of Wyoming
  • June 19 – Frank Borzage, 69, American director, actor, A Farewell to Arms, 7th Heaven
  • May 14 – Florence Auer, 82, American actress, The Bishops Wife, State of the Union
  • October 6 – Tod Browning, 82, American director, Dracula, Freaks
  • December 15 – Charles Laughton, 63, British actor, Spartacus, Witness for the Prosecution
  • July 2 – Valeska Suratt, 80, American stage and screen actress, The Immigrant
  • December 28 – Kathleen Clifford, 75, American actress, When the Clouds Roll By, Richard the Lion-Hearted
  • June 2 – Aeneas MacKenzie, 72, Scottish screenwriter, The Ten Commandments, Ivanhoe
  • July 30 – Myron McCormick, 54, American actor, The Hustler, No Time for Sergeants
  • December 17 – Thomas Mitchell, 70, American actor, Its a Wonderful Life, Gone with the Wind
  • July 23 – Victor Moore, 86, American actor, It Happened on Fifth Avenue, Louisiana Purchase
  • June 24 – Lucile Watson, 83, Canadian actress, Waterloo Bridge, Made for Each Other
  • October 26 – Louise Beavers, 60, American actress, Holiday Inn, The Jackie Robinson Story
  • August 23 – Hoot Gibson, 70, American actor, Action, The Horse Soldiers

7. Film debuts

  • Tom Skerritt – War Hunt
  • David Warner – We Joined the Navy
  • Sally Field – Moon Pilot
  • Samantha Eggar – Dr. Crippen
  • Bernardo Bertolucci director – The Grim Reaper
  • Robert Duvall – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sarah Miles – Term of Trial
  • Julie Christie – Crooks Anonymous
  • Ian McShane – The Wild and the Willing
  • John Hurt – The Wild and the Willing
  • Sydney Pollack actor – War Hunt
  • Tom Courtenay – Private Potter
  • Terence Stamp – Term of Trial
  • George A. Romero director – Expostulations
  • Jackie Chan – Big and Little Wong Tin Bar