This Week in Film History 14th - 20th Sept movies
This Week in Film History 14th - 20th Sept

This Week in Film History – 14th – 20th September

We love to celebrate the history of cinema here at More Movies and enjoy delving in to the good old days of film. Each week, we will highlight some of the most important moments in the history of cinema, including milestone releases, births and deaths of the industry’s most notable characters, and other important events. This week we cover the period between 14th and 20th of September.

Jack Hawkins Born

Jack Hawkins Born

British actor Jack Hawkins, famous for roles in movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur and Zulu, was born in London.
14th September, 1910
James Lipton

James Lipton

American writer and actor James Lipton, famous for hosting Inside the Actors Studio, was born in Michigan.
19th September, 1926
Roddy McDowall Born

Roddy McDowall Born

Famous British actor Roddy McDowall, notable for his roles in movies such as Planet of Apes, Cleopatra and Lord Love a Duck, was born in London.
17th September, 1928
Adam West Born

Adam West Born

Everyone’s favourite Batman, Adam West, also famous for starring in Last Precinct, was born in Washington.
19th September, 1928
Sophia Loren Born

Sophia Loren Born

Legendary Italian screen actress Sophia Loren, famous for La Ciociara, Desire Under the Elms and Black Orchid, was born in Rome.
20th September, 1934
Tommy Lee Jones Born

Tommy Lee Jones Born

American actor Tommy Lee Jones, famous for roles in Bloody Monday, The Fugitive and as Two-Face in Batman Forever, was born in Texas
15th September, 1946
Sam Neill Born

Sam Neill Born

New Zealand actor Sam Neill, famous for roles in Jurassic Park, Dead Calm and The Piano, was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
14th September, 1947
Jeremy Irons Born

Jeremy Irons Born

English actor Jeremy Irons, famous for roles in Reversal of Fortune and The Lion King, was born in the Isle of Wight.
19th September, 1948
Chaplin Banned from USA

Chaplin Banned from USA

The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England on holiday, following accusations of being a communist sympathizer by the FBI
19th September, 1952
Streetcar Released

Streetcar Released

“A Streetcar Named Desire”, directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released.
18th September, 1951
James Gandolfini Born

James Gandolfini Born

American actor James Gandolfini, most famous for his role in The Sopranos, was born in New Jersey
18th September, 1961
Disney Honoured at White House

Disney Honoured at White House

Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House for “entertaining an age and creating an American folklore”.
14th September, 1964
Funny Girl Premiere

Funny Girl Premiere

“Funny Girl”, a biopic movie based on the life of Fanny Brice and starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif premieres
18th September, 1968
Rex Ingram Dies

Rex Ingram Dies

American actor Rex Ingram, famous for roles in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes and The Ten Commandments, dies of a heart attack aged 73
19th September, 1969
Tom Hardy Born

Tom Hardy Born

British actor Tom Hardy, famous for roles in The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, was born in London
15th September, 1977
Life of Brian Begins Shooting

Life of Brian Begins Shooting

Filming begins on Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”. The film would later court controversy for its mockery of religion.
16th September, 1978
Grace Kelly Accident

Grace Kelly Accident

Princess of Monaco and Hollywood Icon Grace Kelly dies in a car crash aged 52
14th September, 1982
Arnie Goes American

Arnie Goes American

Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen. He would go on to become Governor of California 20 years later in 2003
16th September, 1983
Goodfellas Released

Goodfellas Released

Martin Scorsese’s landmark gangster movie “Goodfellas”, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released
19th September, 1990
Se7en Premiere

Se7en Premiere

“Se7en”, directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, premieres in New York
15th September, 1995
Rush Hour Released

Rush Hour Released

Jackie Chan’s Hollywood breakthrough, “Rush Hour”, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Chris Tucker, is released
18th September, 1998
A Win for American Beauty

A Win for American Beauty

“American Beauty”, directed by Sam Mendes, wins the People’s Choice Award at the 24th Toronto International Film Festival
18th September, 1999
Drive Released.

Drive Released.

The critically acclaimed “Drive”, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, is released. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn based on the book by James Sallis
16th September, 2011
Brangelina Break Up

Brangelina Break Up

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from fellow actor Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences, ending the marriage of the modern Hollywood power couple
19th September, 2016
A Win for Green Book

A Win for Green Book

“Green Book” wins the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival
16th September, 2018
A Win for Jojo Rabbit

A Win for Jojo Rabbit

“Jojo Rabbit”, directed by “Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson, wins the top award at the Toronto Film Festival
15th September, 2019

Well there we go folks, that’s our picks for this week in film history. Be sure to join us next week for some more fun film facts. If you think we missed something important, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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David Roberts
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