On This Day

May 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

May 1 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

  • May 14 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
  • May 14 "Yi Yi" Taiwanese film by Edward Yang debuts at Cannes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 30 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 2 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor, born in Bulacan, Philippines
  • May 10 Shyann McClure, American actress and model

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

May 5 Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle
  • May 9 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 20 "Benny and Joon" actress Mary Stuart Masterson (33) weds film director Damon Santostefano
  • May 20 "Stone Temple Pilots" front man Scott Weiland (32) weds model Mary Forsberg (25)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), dies at 90
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress, dies at 93
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur, Ages of Man), dies at 96

  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 53
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)