On This Day

May 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film 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

Cannes Film Festival

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


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

Angelina Jolie

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

Noah Wyle

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

  • 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)

John 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)