1987 in film

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of years in film
In radio
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
In television
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
+...

The following is an overview of events in 1987 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Paramount Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1987.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1987 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1987[1]
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Three Men and a Baby Buena Vista $167,780,960
2 Fatal Attraction Paramount $156,645,693
3 Beverly Hills Cop II $153,665,036
4 Good Morning, Vietnam Buena Vista $123,922,370
5 Moonstruck MGM $80,640,528
6 The Untouchables Paramount $76,270,454
7 The Secret of My Success Universal $66,995,000
8 Stakeout Buena Vista $65,673,233
9 Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. $65,207,127
10 The Witches of Eastwick $63,766,510

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Last Emperor - Hemdale, Columbia
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael Douglas - Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher - Moonstruck
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery - The Untouchables
Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis - Moonstruck
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud), directed by Gabriel Axel, Denmark

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael DouglasWall Street
Best Actress: Sally KirklandAnna
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Hope and Glory
Best Actor: Robin WilliamsGood Morning, Vietnam
Best Actress: CherMoonstruck
Other
Best Director: Bernardo BertolucciThe Last Emperor
Best Foreign Language Film: My Life as a Dog, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan), directed by Maurice Pialat, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children), directed by Louis Malle, France / W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Tema (1979) (The Theme), directed by Gleb Panfilov, USSR

1987 films[edit]

By country/region[edit]

By genre/medium[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 3 David Maysles 55 US Documentarian
9 Arthur Lake 81 US Actor
14 Douglas Sirk 89 Germany Director
15 Ray Bolger 83 US Actor, Singer
15 George Markstein 60 UK Screenwriter
16 Joyce Jameson 54 US Actress
27 Norman McLaren 72 UK Animator, Director
February 1 Alessandro Blasetti 86 Italy Director, Screenwriter
22 David Susskind 66 US Producer
23 William Rose 68 US Screenwriter
23 Esmond Knight 80 UK Actor
25 James Coco 56 US Actor
25 John Collin 58 UK Actor
28 Joan Greenwood 65 UK Actress
March 2 Randolph Scott 89 US Actor
3 Danny Kaye 74 US Actor, Singer
7 Henri Decaë 71 France Cinematographer
7 Waldo Salt 72 US Screenwriter
21 Dean Paul Martin 35 US Actor
21 Robert Preston 68 US Actor
22 Morton Haack 62 US Costume Designer
27 William Bowers 71 US Screenwriter
28 Patrick Troughton 67 UK Actor
April 6 Philip M. Jefferies 61 US Production Designer
11 Kent Taylor 79 US Actor
17 Dick Shawn 63 US Actor
19 Milt Kahl 78 US Animator
May 2 Michael Gover 73 UK Actor
4 Paul Groesse 81 US Art Director
7 Colin Blakely 56 Ireland Actor
14 Rita Hayworth 68 US Actress
21 Alejandro Rey 57 Argentina Actor
24 Hermione Gingold 89 UK Actress
29 Howard Shoup 83 US Costume Designer
June 1 Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 72 India Director, Screenwriter
3 Will Sampson 53 US Actor
6 Fulton Mackay 64 UK Actor
8 Daniel Mandell 91 US Film Editor
10 Elizabeth Hartman 43 US Actress
11 Dan Vadis 49 China Actor
13 Geraldine Page 62 US Actress
22 Fred Astaire 88 US Actor
24 Jackie Gleason 71 US Actor
July 1 Jerry Livingston 78 US Songwriter
3 Viola Dana 90 US Actress
5 Phil Abramson 54 US Set Decorator
7 Hannelore Schroth 65 Germany Actress
12 Harold Goodwin 84 US Actor
15 Alfie Bass 71 UK Actor
17 Yūjirō Ishihara 52 Japan Actor and singer
20 Richard Egan 65 US Actor
22 Adele Comandini 89 US Screenwriter
31 Joseph E. Levine 81 US Producer
August 1 Pola Negri 90 Poland Actress
17 Clarence Brown 97 US Director
17 Shaike Ophir 58 Israel Actor
19 Hayden Rorke 76 US Actor
21 Bombolo 56 Italy Actor
22 Ted Sherdeman 78 US Screenwriter
28 John Huston 81 US Actor, Director, Screenwriter
29 Lee Marvin 63 US Actor
September 1 Philip Friend 72 UK Actor
4 Richard Marquand 49 UK Director
5 Bill Fraser 79 UK Actor
11 Lorne Greene 72 Canada Actor
12 John Qualen 87 US Actor
13 Mervyn LeRoy 86 US Director
23 Bob Fosse 60 US Director, Screenwriter
23 Erland Van Lidth De Jeude 34 Netherlands Actor
25 Mary Astor 81 US Actress
25 Emlyn Williams 81 UK Actor, Screenwriter
October 2 Madeleine Carroll 81 UK Actress
21 Bob Simmons 64 UK Stuntman
22 Lino Ventura 68 Italy Actor
November 4 Danielle Gaubert 44 France Actress
5 Georges Franju 75 France Director, Screenwriter
11 John 'Dusty' King 78 US Actor, Singer
23 Marcia Henderson 58 US Actress
26 Morton Lowry 73 UK Actor
29 Irene Handl 85 UK Actress
December 4 Rouben Mamoulian 90 Georgia Director
8 Fay Baker 70 US Actress
14 Clinton Sundberg 84 US Actor
21 Robert Paige 76 US Actor
21 Ralph Nelson 71 US Director

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domestic Box Office For 1987". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 18 December 2019.

External links[edit]