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1982 In Film

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The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.


  • Highest-grossing films (U.S.) 1
  • Events 2
  • Awards 3
  • 1982 Wide-release movies 4
    • January–March 4.1
    • April–June 4.2
    • July–September 4.3
    • October–December 4.4
  • Notable films released in 1982 5
  • Births 6
  • Notable deaths 7
  • Film debuts 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1982[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Pictures $359,197,037
2. Tootsie Columbia Pictures $177,200,000
3. An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount Pictures / Lorimar $129,795,554
4. Rocky III United Artists $124,146,897
5. Porky's 20th Century Fox $105,492,483
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount Pictures $78,912,963
7. 48 Hrs. Paramount Pictures $78,868,508
8. Poltergeist Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $76,606,280
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal Pictures / RKO Pictures $69,701,637
10. Annie Columbia Pictures / Rastar $57,059,003



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gandhi – Indo-British Films, Columbia
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett, Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie
Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Tootsie
Best Actor: Dustin HoffmanTootsie
Best Actress: Julie AndrewsVictor Victoria
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Yol (The Way), directed by Yılmaz Güney, Turkey

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / USA

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany

1982 Wide-release movies





Notable films released in 1982

USA unless stated


























Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Victor Buono 43 USA Actor
5 Hans Conried 64 USA Actor
5 Harvey Lembeck 58 USA Actor
8 Reta Shaw 69 USA Actress
8 Grégoire Aslan 73 UK Actor
10 Paul Lynde 55 USA Actor
30 Stanley Holloway 91 UK Actor
February 11 Eleanor Powell 69 USA Actress, Dancer
12 Victor Jory 79 USA Actor
17 Lee Strasberg 80 USA Actor, Director
March 5 John Belushi 33 USA Actor
6 Ayn Rand 77 USA Writer, Actress
19 Alan Badel 58 UK Actor, Miscellaneous
21 Harry H. Corbett 57 UK Actor, Writer
26 Sam Kydd 67 UK Actor
27 Betty Schade 87 USA Actress, Writer
29 Rudy Bond 69 USA Actor
April 3 Warren Oates 53 USA Actor
15 Arthur Lowe 66 UK Actor
22 Harold Goldblatt 82 UK Actor
25 Don Wilson 81 USA Actor
26 Celia Johnson 73 UK Actress
27 Tom Tully 73 USA Actor
May 2 Hugh Marlowe 71 USA Actor
14 Hugh Beaumont 73 USA Actor
29 Romy Schneider 43 France Actress
June 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 37 Germany Writer, Director, Actor
18 Curd Jürgens 66 Austria Actor, Director
29 Henry King 96 USA Director, Producer
29 Michael Brennan 69 UK Actor
July 12 Kenneth More 67 UK Actor
19 John Harvey 70 UK Actor
23 Vic Morrow 53 USA Actor
August 7 Jill Banner 35 USA Actress
11 Tom Drake 64 USA Actor
12 Henry Fonda 77 USA Actor, Producer
14 Patrick Magee 58 UK Actor
29 Ingrid Bergman 67 Sweden Actress, Producer
September 13 Philip Ober 80 USA Actor
14 Grace Kelly 52 USA, Monaco Actress
28 Mabel Albertson 81 USA Actress
28 Seth Banks 66 USA Costume Designer
29 Lucy Griffiths 63 UK Actress
October 1 Larry Breeding 36 USA Actor Street Music
3 Vivien Merchant 53 UK Actress
5 Rafael Bertrand 65 Mexico Actor
5 Eddie Frewin 61 UK Transportation Co-ordinator,
Unit Production Manager
8 Fernando Lamas 67 Argentina Actor, Director
14 Dick Ung 59 USA Animator
November 1 King Vidor 88 USA Director, Writer, Producer
4 Dominique Dunne 22 USA Actress Poltergeist
4 Jacques Tati 75 France Actor, Writer, Director
4 Talfryn Thomas 60 UK Actor Under Milk Wood
7 Elio Petri 53 Italy Director, Writer
10 John Bay 53 USA Actor Gold
18 Forbes Murray 98 USA Actor
21 Lee Patrick 80 USA Actress
26 Robert Coote 73 USA Actor
30 Eric Thompson 53 UK Actor, Writer
30 Verna Fields 64 USA Film Editor
December 2 Marty Feldman 48 UK Actor, Director, Writer
4 George Tovey 68 UK Actor
10 Roy Webb 94 USA Composer, Musical Director
21 Gladys Henson 83 UK Actress
22 Jack Webb 62 USA Actor

Film debuts

See also


  1. ^ "1982 Domestic Grosses".  
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