Remember when Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t a household name?
It’s almost inconceivable at this point. But in 1997, DiCaprio was still a
budding star, coming off the success of 1996’s Romeo + Juliet with Claire Danes and the Oscar-nominated Marvin’s Room. Of course, the actor
would become an international sensation thanks to the massive success of Titanic, which earned over $2 billion
worldwide. It was also Kate Winslet’s biggest film at the time, earning her a
second Academy Award nomination.
Other notable film releases in 1997 include Air Force One, As Good as It Gets, Con Air,
Contact, Face/Off, The Fifth Element, The Full Monty, Good Burger, Good Will
Hunting, Men in Black, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and Soul Food.
Dec. 21, 1967:The Graduate (50 Years)
During what was a classic year in film, 1967 not only gave
us the Mike Nichols dramedy starring Michael Douglass and Anne Bancroft, but it
also gave us Bonnie and Clyde, The Dirty Dozen, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, In
the Heat of the Night, The Jungle
Book and Valley of the Dolls.
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