1963 in Film
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1963 in Film

The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra, Alfred Hitchcock's horror The Birds, and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Cleopatra 20th Century Fox $57,777,778[1]
2. How the West Was Won MGM $46,500,000[2]
3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World United Artists $46,332,858[3]
4. Tom Jones $37,600,000[4]
5. Irma la Douce $25,246,588[5]
6. The Sword in the Stone Disney $22,182,353[6]
7. Son of Flubber $22,129,412[7]
8. The Birds Universal $18,500,900
9. Dr. No United Artists $16,067,035[8]
10. The V.I.P.s MGM $15,000,000[9]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Tom Jones — Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British)
Best Director: Tony Richardson - Tom Jones
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Patricia Neal - Hud
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Hud
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford - The V.I.P.s
Best Foreign Language Film: (Otto e mezzo), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Cardinal
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Tom Jones
Best Actor: Alberto Sordi - To Bed or Not to Bed
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
Other
Best Supporting Actor: John Huston - The Cardinal
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford - The V.I.P.s
Best Director: Elia Kazan - America America


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy


Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hands Over the City (Le mani sulla città), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Il diavolo (To Bed... or Not to Bed), directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Italy

Notable films released in 1963

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Short Film Series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ Box Office Information for Cleopatra. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for How the West Was Won. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Box Office Information for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for Tom Jones. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for Irma la Douce. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for The Sword in the Stone. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for Son of Flubber. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Box Office Information for Dr. No. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  9. ^ Box Office Information for The V.I.P.s The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.

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