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The year 1990 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross
1. Home Alone Fox Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern Chris Columbus $285,761,243
2. Ghost Paramount Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg Jerry Zucker $217,631,306
3. Dances with Wolves Orion Kevin Costner Kevin Costner $184,208,848
4. Pretty Woman Touchstone Richard Gere and Julia Roberts Garry Marshall $178,406,268
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Line Cinema Judith Hoag and Elias Koteas Steve Barron $135,265,915
6. The Hunt for Red October Paramount Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin John McTiernan $122,012,643
7. Total Recall TriStar Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox Paul Verhoeven $119,394,840
8. Die Hard 2: Die Harder 20th Century Fox Bruce Willis Renny Harlin $117,540,947
9. Dick Tracy Touchstone Warren Beatty, Madonna, Glenne Headly and Al Pacino Warren Beatty $103,738,726
10 Kindergarten Cop Universal Arnold Schwarzenegger Ivan Reitman $91,457,688

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Dances with Wolves - Tig Productions, Majestic Films International
Best Director: Kevin Costner - Dances With Wolves
Best Actor: Jeremy Irons - Reversal of Fortune
Best Actress: Kathy Bates - Misery
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci - Goodfellas
Best Supporting Actress: Whoopi Goldberg - Ghost
Best Foreign Language Film: Journey of Hope (Reise der Hoffnung), directed by Xavier Koller, Switzerland

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Dances With Wolves
Best Actor: Jeremy Irons - Reversal of Fortune
Best Actress: Kathy Bates - Misery
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Green Card
Best Actor: Gérard Depardieu - Green Card
Best Actress: Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman
Other
Best Director: Kevin Costner - Dances with Wolves
Best Foreign Language Film: Cyrano de Bergerac, France

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Wild at Heart, directed by David Lynch, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by Tom Stoppard, U.K. / U.S.A.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Music Box, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Larks on a String (Skrivánci na niti), directed by Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia

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