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The year 1990 in film involved many significant events as shown below. Universal Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1990, despite its actual 75th anniversary taking place in 1987.

Highest-grossing films

See also: List of 1990 box office number-one films in the United States

The top 10 films released in 1990 by worldwide gross are as follows:[1]

Highest-grossing films of 1990
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Ghost Paramount $505,702,588
2 Home Alone 20th Century Fox $476,684,675
3 Pretty Woman Buena Vista $463,406,268
4 Dances with Wolves Orion $424,208,848
5 Total Recall Sony / Carolco $261,317,921
6 Back to the Future Part III Universal $244,527,583
7 Die Hard 2 20th Century Fox $240,031,094
8 Presumed Innocent Warner Bros. $221,303,188
9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Line $201,965,915
10 Kindergarten Cop Universal $201,957,688

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 48th Golden Globe Awards
January 19, 1991
44th BAFTA Awards
March 17, 1991
63rd Academy Awards
March 25, 1991
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Dances with Wolves Green Card Goodfellas Dances with Wolves
Best Director Kevin Costner
Dances with Wolves
Martin Scorsese
Goodfellas
Kevin Costner
Dances with Wolves
Best Actor Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Gérard Depardieu
Green Card
Philippe Noiret
Cinema Paradiso
Jeremy Irons
Reversal of Fortune
Best Actress Kathy Bates
Misery
Julia Roberts
Pretty Woman
Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy
Kathy Bates
Misery
Best Supporting Actor Bruce Davison
Longtime Companion
Salvatore Cascio
Cinema Paradiso
Joe Pesci
Goodfellas
Best Supporting Actress Whoopi Goldberg
Ghost
Best Screenplay, Adapted Michael Blake
Dances with Wolves
Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi
Goodfellas
Michael Blake
Dances with Wolves
Best Screenplay, Original Giuseppe Tornatore
Cinema Paradiso
Bruce Joel Rubin
Ghost
Best Original Score The Sheltering Sky
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Richard Horowitz
Cinema Paradiso
Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone
Dances with Wolves
John Barry
Best Original Song "Blaze of Glory"
Young Guns II
N/A "Sooner or Later"
Dick Tracy
Best Foreign Language Film Cyrano de Bergerac

Cinema Paradiso

Journey of Hope

1990 films

By country/region

By genre/medium

Births

Deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Alan Hale Jr. 68 US Actor
5 Arthur Kennedy 75 US Actor
6 Ian Charleson 40 UK Actor
6 Peter Cookson 76 US Actor
8 Terry-Thomas 78 UK Actor
10 Lyle R. Wheeler 84 US Art Director
14 John Witty 74 UK Actor
15 Gordon Jackson 66 UK Actor
18 Rusty Hamer 42 US Actor Dance with Me, Henry
20 John Maxim 64 UK Actor
20 Barbara Stanwyck 82 US Actress
25 Ava Gardner 67 US Actress
26 Dodo Abashidze 66 USSR Director
27 Helen Jerome Eddy 92 US Actress
February 2 Hans Schumm 93 Germany Actor
6 John Merivale 72 Canada Actor
6 Jimmy Van Heusen 77 US Songwriter
8 Frank Ross 85 US Producer
13 Ken Lynch 79 US Actor
14 Jean Wallace 66 US Actress
15 Henry Brandon 77 Germany Actor
15 Michel Drach 59 France Director, Screenwriter, Producer
16 Joshua Shelley 70 US Actor
17 Allen Rivkin 86 US Screenwriter
19 Gabriel Katzka 59 US Producer
19 Michael Powell 84 UK Director
28 Fabia Drake 86 UK Actress
March 5 Gary Merrill 74 US Actor
17 Capucine 62 Switzerland Actress
18 Robin Harris 36 US Actor, Comedian
20 Maurice Cloche 82 France Director
28 Helene Reynolds 75 US Actress
April 2 Aldo Fabrizi 84 Italy Actor
3 Clair Huffaker 63 US Screenwriter
8 Ernest Steward 79 UK Cinematographer
11 Vanda Godsell 67 UK Actress
15 Greta Garbo 84 Sweden Actress
17 Joseph McMillan Johnson 77 US Art Director, Production Designer, Visual Effects Artist
18 Robert D. Webb 87 US Director
20 Alex McCrindle 78 UK Actor
22 Albert Salmi 62 US Actor
23 Paulette Goddard 79 US Actress
25 Dexter Gordon 67 US Musician, Actor
27 Bella Spewack 91 US Screenwriter
May 1 Sunset Carson 69 US Actor
2 David Rappaport 38 US Actor
6 Charles Farrell 89 US Actor
10 Susan Oliver 58 US Actress
12 Anthony Masters 70 UK Production Designer
12 Nate Monaster 78 US Screenwriter
14 Franklyn Seales 37 West Indies Actor
16 Sammy Davis Jr. 64 US Actor, Singer
16 Jim Henson 53 US Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
18 Jill Ireland 54 UK Actress
22 Max Wall 82 UK Actor
25 Vic Tayback 60 US Actor
June 1 Eric Barker 78 UK Actor
2 Rex Harrison 82 UK Actor
3 Tom Brown 70 US Actor
4 Jack Gilford 81 US Actor
6 Marcel Grignon 75 France Cinematographer
7 Barbara Baxley 67 US Actress
15 Leonard Sachs 80 UK Actor
20 Ina Balin 52 US Actress
23 Frank Gatliff 62 UK Actor
25 Sydney Boehm 82 US Screenwriter
July 8 Howard Duff 76 US Actor
13 Lois Moran 81 US Actress
14 Philip Leacock 74 UK Director
15 Margaret Lockwood 73 UK Actress
15 Bud Thackery 87 US Cinematographer
19 Eddie Quillan 83 US Actor
20 Sergei Parajanov 66 USSR Director
21 Stanley Shapiro 65 US Screenwriter
23 Georges Flamant 86 France Actor
27 Elizabeth Allan 80 UK Actress
27 Ernest Archer 80 UK Art Director
28 Jill Esmond 82 UK Actress
August 2 Edwin Richfield 68 UK Actor, Screenwriter
3 Betty Amann 85 Germany Actress
12 Dorothy Mackaill 87 US Actress
12 Sara Seegar 76 US Actress
17 Pearl Bailey 72 US Actress, Singer
23 Dorothea Kent 74 US Actress
27 Raymond St. Jacques 60 US Actor
28 Edmund H. North 79 US Screenwriter
September 4 Irene Dunne 91 US Actress
5 Jack Hildyard 82 UK Cinematographer
19 Hermes Pan 80 US Choreographer
20 Jackie Moran 67 US Actor
October 4 Jill Bennett 58 UK Actress
4 Roy Charman 60 UK Sound Engineer
14 Leonard Bernstein 72 US Composer
15 Delphine Seyrig 58 France Actress, Director
20 Joel McCrea 84 US Actor
27 Jacques Demy 59 France Director, Screenwriter, Composer
27 Ugo Tognazzi 68 Italy Actor
November 2 William Travilla 70 US Costume Designer
3 Valerie French 62 UK Actress
3 Mary Martin 76 US Actress, Singer
3 Walter H. Tyler 81 US Art Director
4 Carol Sobieski 51 US Screenwriter
10 Maura McGiveney 51 US Actress
11 Alexis Minotis 90 Greece Actor
12 Eve Arden 82 US Actress
13 Don Chaffey 73 New Zealand Director
13 Maurice Richlin 70 US Screenwriter
23 Roald Dahl 74 UK Screenwriter
27 David White 74 US Actor
December 1 Sergio Corbucci 63 Italy Director, Screenwriter
1 Carla Lehmann 73 Canada Actress
2 Robert Cummings 80 US Actor
4 Edward Binns 79 US Actor
7 Joan Bennett 80 US Actress
8 Martin Ritt 76 US Director, Actor, Producer
9 Mike Mazurki 82 US Actor
18 Anne Revere 87 US Actress
18 Connie Russell 67 US Singer, Actress
26 Gene Callahan 67 US Production Designer
28 Warren Skaaren 44 US Screenwriter

Debuts

References

  1. ^ "1990 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
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  4. ^ "Margot Robbie | Biography, Movies, Wolf of Wall Street, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 July 2022.