1968 in film

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The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Funny Girl Columbia Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif $26,325,000
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey MGM Keir Dullea $25,522,000
3. Bullitt Warner Bros. Steve McQueen $20,000,000
4. Romeo and Juliet Paramount Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey $19,000,000
5. Rosemary's Baby Paramount Mia Farrow , Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy,and Charles Grodin $17,437,000
6. Oliver! Columbia Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed and Jack Wild $16,800,000
7. Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter $15,000,000
8. Yours, Mine, and Ours United Artists Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda $15,000,000
9. The Thomas Crown Affair United Artists Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway $11,639,000
10. The Lion in Winter Embassy Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn $10,006,000

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Oliver! - Romulus, Columbia
Best Director: Carol Reed - Oliver!
Best Actor: Cliff Robertson - Charly
Best Actress (tie): Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter
Best Actress (tie): Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson - The Subject Was Roses
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon - Rosemary's Baby
Best Foreign Language Film: War and Peace (Война и мир), directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (USSR)

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Lion in Winter
Best Actor: Peter O'Toole - The Lion in Winter
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - Rachel, Rachel
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Oliver!
Best Actor: Ron Moody - Oliver!
Best Actress: Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
Other
Best Director: Paul Newman - Rachel, Rachel

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): canceled due to events of May 1968

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (Artists under the Big Top: Perplexed), directed by Alexander Kluge, West Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ole dole doff (Who Saw Him Die? ), directed by Jan Troell, Sweden

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