On This Day

May 2005 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premier

May 15 "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith", directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

  • May 19 TV political comedy "The Thick of It" created by Armando Iannucci, starring Peter Capaldi and Chris Langham premieres on BBC 4
  • May 22 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or

Film Release

May 27 DreamWorks computer-animated film "Madagascar" with voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith is released.


Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 7 "Growing Pains" actress Alan Thicke (58) weds model Tanya Callau at The One and Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Renée Zellweger

May 9 Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Wedding of Interest

May 10 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • May 12 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris
  • May 14 The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley (35) weds British makeup artist Naomi Lowde at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
  • May 18 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California
  • May 21 "Second Time Around" actor Boris Kodjoe (32) weds "Soul Food" actress Nicole Ari Parker (34) in Gundelfingen, Germany
  • May 22 "Alias" actor Kevin Weisman (34) weds Jodi Tanowitz at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California; divorce in 2011

Justin Trudeau

May 28 Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish jazz singer (with Bill Evans - "Waltz For Debby"), and dies in an accidental apartment fire at 67
  • May 17 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), dies at 72
  • May 19 Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  • May 20 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), dies at 83
  • May 21 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85
  • May 22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • May 25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • May 25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)

Eddie Albert

May 26 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99