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The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Swiss Family Robinson* Disney $20,178,000
2. Psycho* Paramount/Universal $11,200,000
3. Spartacus Universal $11,100,000
4. Exodus United Artists $8,332,000
5. The Alamo United Artists $7,919,000
6. Butterfield 8 MGM $7,552,000
7. The World of Suzie Wong Paramount $7,500,000
8. The Apartment United Artists $6,680,000
9. Ocean's 11 Warner Brothers $5,650,000
10. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM $5,369,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)



Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Apartment - Mirisch, United Artists
Best Director: Billy Wilder - The Apartment
Best Actor: Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Spartacus
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: Spartacus
Best Actor: Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
Best Actress: Greer Garson - Sunrise at Campobello

Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): The Apartment
Best Picture (tie): Song Without End
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - The Apartment
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - The Apartment

Best Director: Jack Cardiff - Sons and Lovers

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
La dolce vita, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):
Le passage du Rhin (The Crossing of the Rhine), directed by André Cayatte, Italy / France / W.Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
El lazarillo de tormes, directed by César Fernández Ardavin, Spain / Italy

Films released in 1960


Short Film Series



Film Debuts

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