December 2002 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Dec 5 "The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York

Film Director Peter Jackson
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Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

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Dec 6 "Adaption" directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep premieres

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Dec 9 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

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Dec 18 "The Two Towers", 2nd of the Lord of the Rings films is released. Makes US$62 opening weekend and $926 million total worldwide.

Actress Liv Tyler
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Liv Tyler

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Dec 18 "The Hours" premieres in the US, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman

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Dec 20 "Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released

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Dec 27 "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 31 Actress Rachel Griffiths (34) weds Australian artist Andrew Taylor (35) at Star of the Sea Chapel in Gardenvale, Australia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • Dec 12 Brad Dexter [Boris Milanovich], American actor (Macao, The Magnificent Seven), dies of emphysema at 85
  • Dec 14 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • Dec 17 James Hazeldine, English actor (b. 1947)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Dec 25 William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • Dec 27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 30 Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)