Greatest Editors

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1. Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor | The Departed

Thelma Schoonmaker was born on January 3, 1940 in Algiers, Algeria as Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker. She is an editor, known for The Departed (2006), Raging Bull (1980) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She was previously married to Michael Powell.

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2. Michael Kahn

Editor | Minority Report

Michael Kahn was born on December 8, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an editor, known for Minority Report (2002), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Jurassic Park (1993).

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3. Lee Smith

Editor | Inception

Lee Smith was born in 1960 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017) and The Dark Knight (2008).

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4. George Tomasini

Editor | North by Northwest

George Tomasini has been something of an unsung hero in the editing business. He was for several years under contract to Paramount, before joining Alfred Hitchcock to collaborate on nine projects, beginning with Rear Window (1954). This partnership was to span a ten-year period, ending in ...

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5. Stephen Mirrione

Editor | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Stephen Mirrione was born on February 17, 1969 in Santa Clara County, California, USA as Stephen Antone Mirrione. He is known for his work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Traffic (2000) and Babel (2006).

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6. Sally Menke

Editor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Sally Menke was born on December 17, 1953 in Mineola, New York, USA as Sally JoAnne Menke. She was an editor, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) and Inglourious Basterds (2009). She was married to Dean Parisot. She died on September 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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7. Joel Cox

Editor | Unforgiven

Joel Cox was born in 1942 and his film career began at a very early age

  • appearing before the cameras, in fact - as a baby in the film 'Random
Harvest'. Some twenty years later he began work as a mail-room boy with Warner Brothers, the company with whom he has worked ever since, and in 1969 moved ...

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8. Tom Cross

Editor | La La Land

Tom Cross is known for his work on La La Land (2016), Whiplash (2014) and First Man (2018).

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9. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

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10. Joe Walker

Editor | Arrival

Joe Walker is known for his work on Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015) and Widows (2018).

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11. Richard Francis-Bruce

Editor | Se7en

After leaving school, Richard joined the ABC in Sydney with hopes of emulating his father, Jack Bruce, who worked as a cinematographer in Hollywood for Cecil B. De Mille and the Famous Lansky Players. However, the only opening at the time was in editing. He fell in love with the craft and spent 15 ...

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12. William Reynolds

Actor | All That Heaven Allows

William de Clerq Reynolds, born in Los Angeles, began his film career in 1951, one year after his marriage to Molly Sinclair. The handsome actor portrayed many authority figures, both in the movies and on television. He managed to display a wide emotional range, as evidenced by his tour-de-force ...

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13. Peter Zinner

Editor | The Deer Hunter

Peter Zinner was born on July 24, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. He is known for his work on The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). He was married to Christa Zinner. He died on November 13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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14. Dylan Tichenor

Editor | Zero Dark Thirty

Dylan Tichenor was born in 1968 in the USA. He is known for his work on Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Boogie Nights (1997).

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15. John Gilbert

Actor | Downstairs

John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 ...

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16. Sheldon Kahn

Editor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Sheldon Kahn is an editor and producer, known for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Out of Africa (1985) and Six Days Seven Nights (1998).

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17. Jay Cassidy

Editor | American Hustle

Jay Cassidy is an editor, known for American Hustle (2013), A Star Is Born (2018) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

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