On This Day

May 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

May 20 The reality series "America's Next Top Model", created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN

Supwemodel & Actress Tyra Banks
Supwemodel & Actress
Tyra Banks

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 21 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
  • May 25 56th Cannes Film Festival: "Elephant" directed by Gus Van Sant wins the Palme d'Or

Film release premierFilm Release

May 30 "Finding Nemo", directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is released in the US and Canada

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • May 19 JoJo Siwa, American dancer, singer and YouTube personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

May 3 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (35) weds former model Melissa McKnight (38) at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach in Kilauea, Hawaii

  • May 10 "Broadway" singer-actress Carol Channing (82) weds Harry Kullijian at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto, California

LoveWedding of Interest

May 10 "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York

  • May 18 Actress Rena Sofer (34) weds director and producer Sanford Bookstaver (29) in Malibu, California

LoveWedding of Interest

May 22 American actor and comedian Kevin Hart (23) weds Torrei Skipper (25); divorce in 2011

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

LoveWedding of Interest

May 24 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (27) weds director Sam Mendes (36) in Anguilla Island

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
  • May 24 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 27 Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 1 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • May 3 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), dies at 70
  • May 14 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), dies at 90
  • May 14 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • May 18 Anna Santisteban, Puerto Rican beauty contest organizer, dies at 89
  • May 23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • May 24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • May 28 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90