Film year 1955

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Film year 1955
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Marlon Brando receives his first Oscar for his role in The Fist in the Neck . The film received a total of 8 Oscars.


  • January 29th: World premiere of Die Teuflischen (Direction: Henri-Georges Clouzot ). This film, which is considered a classic, shaped the style of the psychological thriller .
  • April 13: First screening of the film Rififi (director: Jules Dassin ), which is considered to be a style-defining factor for the Heist film genre .
  • December 21: World premiere of Sissi (director: Ernst Marischka ). The first part of the Sissi trilogy with Romy Schneider in the title role is one of the most successful German-language film productions with 20-25 million viewers - ticket sales were not yet fully recorded at the time.

Film awards

Golden Globe Award

The Golden Globe was awarded on February 24th at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles.

Academy Awards

The Academy Awards took place on March 30th at the RKO Pantages Theater in Los Angeles . The moderator is Bob Hope .

Complete list of award winners

Cannes Film Festival

The festival took place from April 26th to May 10th. The jury under President Marcel Pagnol awarded the following prizes:

Berlin International Film Festival 1955

The festival took place from June 24th to July 5th. The prizes were awarded after a public vote.

Venice Film Festival

The festival in Venice took place from August 25th to September 9th. The jury selected the following winners:

German film award

British Film Academy Award

Étoile de Cristal

New York Film Critics Circle Award

National Board of Review

Further film prizes and awards


Rowan Atkinson (born January 6)
Kevin Costner (born January 18)
Ornella Muti (born March 9th)
Bruce Willis (born March 19)

January to March



April to June

Stephen Furst (born May 8)



July to September

Willem Dafoe (born July 22nd)



October to December

Roland Emmerich (born November 10th)
Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13th)



Day unknown


Theda Bara († April 7)
Ernst Legal († June 29)

January to June

July to December

  • 0November 7th: Tom Powers , American actor (* 1890)
  • November 14: Robert E. Sherwood , American screenwriter (* 1896)
  • November 15: Lloyd Bacon , American actor and director (* 1889)
  • November 27: William Nigh , American director, screenwriter and actor (* 1881)

See also

Portal: Film  - Overview of Wikipedia content on film

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