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1969 in film

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The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1969 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1969
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox $102,308,889[1]
2 Midnight Cowboy United Artists $44,785,053[2]
3 Easy Rider Columbia $41,728,598[3]
4 Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox $33,208,099[4]
5 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Columbia $31,897,253[5]
6 Paint Your Wagon Paramount $31,678,778[6]
7 True Grit $31,132,592[7]
8 Cactus Flower Columbia $25,889,208[8]
9 Goodbye, Columbus Paramount $22,939,805[9]
10 On Her Majesty's Secret Service United Artists $22,774,493[10]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 27th Golden Globe Awards
February 2, 1970
23rd BAFTA Awards
March 8, 1970
42nd Academy Awards
April 7, 1970
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Anne of the Thousand Days The Secret of Santa Vittoria Midnight Cowboy
Best Director Charles Jarrott
Anne of the Thousand Days
John Schlesinger
Midnight Cowboy
Best Actor John Wayne
True Grit
Peter O'Toole
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Dustin Hoffman
John and Mary / Midnight Cowboy
John Wayne
True Grit
Best Actress Genevieve Bujold
Anne of the Thousand Days
Patty Duke
Me, Natalie
Maggie Smith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Best Supporting Actor Gig Young
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Laurence Olivier
Oh! What a Lovely War
Gig Young
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Best Supporting Actress Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower
Celia Johnson
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Goldie Hawn
Cactus Flower
Best Screenplay, Adapted Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove
Anne of the Thousand Days
Waldo Salt
Midnight Cowboy
Waldo Salt
Midnight Cowboy
Best Screenplay, Original William Goldman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Original Score Burt Bacharach
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
N/A Burt Bacharach
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman
Hello, Dolly!
Best Original Song "Jean"
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
N/A "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Best Foreign Language Film Z N/A Z

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

If...., directed by Lindsay Anderson, United Kingdom

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rani Radovi (Early Works), directed by Želimir Žilnik, Yugoslavia

Films released

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1969

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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Short Film Series

Actor's debuts

Births

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References

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for Midnight Cowboy". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for Easy Rider". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Hello, Dolly!". The Numbers. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for Paint Your Wagon". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for True Grit". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for Cactus Flower". The Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  9. ^ "Goodbye, Columbus, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Judy Garland | American singer and actress". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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