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Director | Ivan Groznyy
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...
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 ...
6. Robert Wise
Director | West Side Story
Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an ...
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Director | Vesna
Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga (1938), The Circus (1936), and October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin (1925) by director Sergei M. Eisenstein.
He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on ...
8. Sam O'Steen
Editor | The Graduate
Sam O'Steen was born on November 6, 1923 in St. Francis, Arkansas, USA. He was an editor and director, known for The Graduate (1967), Chinatown (1974) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). He was married to Bobbie O'Steen. He died on October 11, 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Editor | Ben-Hur
Ralph Winters and his wife Teddy have five grandchildren. He is a two-time Academy Award-winning editor, an incredibly intelligent, kind, unique and loving man who began using a computer when in his 90s and lived to see the publication of his memoirs, "Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years a Film ...
12. Paul Hirsch
Editor | Star Wars
Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert ...
13. Stephen Mirrione
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).
15. Buster Keaton
Actor | The General
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...
16. Daniel Rezende
Editor | Cidade de Deus
Daniel Rezende was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on City of God (2002) and won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing for the same film. He also edited RoboCop (2014), The Tree of Life (2011), Blindness (2008) and many other feature films before moving on to direct his ...
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Editor | The French Connection
Gerald B. Greenberg was born on July 29, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The French Connection (1971), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). He died on December 22, 2017 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
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 ...
24. Viola Lawrence
Editor | Pal Joey
Regarded as Hollywood's first lady film cutter, Viola Lawrence began her career holding title cards for the Brooklyn-based film company Vitagraph. In 1911, she earned a meager $5 as a messenger. But she persisted in the business and worked her way up to edit her first film in 1912. Five years later...
25. Dorothy Spencer
Editor | Stagecoach
Four-time Oscar nominee Dorothy Spencer was one of the versatile stalwarts of the Hollywood studio system. She began her career as a cutter with Fox and subsequently enjoyed a close collaboration with the independent producer Walter Wanger at Paramount (1936) and United Artists (1937-41). Her ...
28. William Hornbeck
Editor | It's a Wonderful Life
American motion picture editor, who, in 1977, was voted by 100 of his peers as the best his profession had ever produced. Hornbeck began his distinguished career in the industry, aged fourteen, as a film winder with the New York Motion Picture Company on 42nd Street and Broadway. In 1916, he joined ...
29. James Smith
Editor | The Magnificent Fraud
James Smith was born on March 7, 1892 in Staten Island, New York, USA as James Edward Smith. He is known for his work on The Magnificent Fraud (1939), The Birth of a Nation (1915) and True Heart Susie (1919). He was married to Rose Smith. He died on July 21, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Kurt Engfehr
Producer | Bowling for Columbine
Kurt Engfehr grew up next to an EPA Superfund waste site in a working class suburb of Detroit. He decided against a career in the plants when a friend had his finger ripped off by a band saw. Kurt saw the future, and it wasn't in Detroit. After living and failing all over the country, he settled in...
37. Christian Nyby
Editor | Red River
Christian Nyby, the television and movie director who achieved acclaim as a film editor before moving into the director's chair, was born on September 1, 1913, in Los Angeles, California. He made his reputation as a cutter during the 1940s, when he worked with the great helmer Howard Hawks, winning...
38. Paul Falkenberg
Editor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Paul Falkenberg was born on October 26, 1903 in Berlin, Germany as Paul Victor Falkenberg. He was an editor and producer, known for M (1931), Willem de Kooning, the Painter (1966) and Vampyr (1932). He was married to Alice M. Hirsekorn. He died on January 13, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.
40. W. Donn Hayes
Editor | Zander the Great
Before retiring from the industry in 1968, W. Donn Hayes edited motion pictures and television shows for more than 50 years. He started as an assistant editor at Universal Studios in 1916. His first job as a film editor came eight years later when he joined Columbia Pictures and made action films ...
41. William Reynolds
Editor | The Sound of Music
New York-born William Reynolds was a self-effacing editor with a distinguished sixty-year career in the motion picture industry, noted for his unobtrusive, seamless work on movies of every genre, from romantic melodramas to gangster films. A graduate of Princeton University, he started in the ...
43. Dede Allen
Editor | Dog Day Afternoon
Dede Allen started her career as a messenger at Columbia Pictures. She graduated to being a sound cutter and assistant editor. Her first job as a film editor was for director Robert Wise, and since then, she has achieved a reputation as one of the most stylish and creative editors in the American ...
48. Daniel Mandell
Editor | The Apartment
Thrice Oscar-winning editor Daniel Mandell started out in show business as one of "The Flying Mandells" with Ringling Brothers Circus. He then turned his acrobatic skills to performing on the vaudeville circuit. Following service with the Marines in World War I and subsequently taking part in the ...
49. Ralph Dawson
Editor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ralph Dawson was born on April 18, 1897 in Westboro, Massachusetts, USA. He was an editor and director, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Anthony Adverse (1936) and The High and the Mighty (1954). He died on November 15, 1962 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
50. Barbara McLean
Editor | All About Eve
Ms. McLean was a pioneering female film editor for 20th Century Fox. She began her Hollywood career in the 1930s and earned her first film credit for editing The Affairs of Cellini (1934). She joined Fox in 1935 as one of only eight female film editors working in Hollywood in the 1930s. She became ...
51. Gerry Hambling
Editor | Mississippi Burning
Gerry Hambling was born on June 14, 1926 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Gerald James Hambling. He is known for his work on Mississippi Burning (1988), Midnight Express (1978) and Evita (1996). He was married to Margaret Speakman. He died on February 5, 2013 in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England.
54. Walter Murch
Sound_department | The English Patient
Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for ...
"the English Patient-When editor"
57. Antony Gibbs
Editor | Fiddler on the Roof
Antony Gibbs was born on October 17, 1925 in London, England as Arthur Antony Gibbs. He is known for his work on Fiddler on the Roof (1971), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Dune (1984). He was married to Sherrye Mossuto, Jocelyn Tawse and Heather. He died on February 26, 2016 in the United Kingdom.
58. Richard Chew
Editor | Star Wars
Richard Chew was born on June 28, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Franklin Chew. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Conversation (1974) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He is married to Liv Torgerson. He was previously married to ...
59. 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.
61. Russell Lloyd
Editor | The Man Who Would Be King
Russell Lloyd was born on January 16, 1916 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales as Hugh Russell Lloyd. He was an editor and assistant director, known for The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Moby Dick (1956) and The Lady Vanishes (1979). He was married to Valerie Cox and Rosamund John. He died on January...
62. Henri Colpi
Director | Une aussi longue absence
Henri Colpi was born on July 15, 1921 in Brig, Valais, Switzerland. He was an editor and director, known for The Long Absence (1961), Codine (1963) and The Mysterious Island (1973). He died on January 14, 2006 in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
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Editor | De sidste mænd i Aleppo
Steen Johannessen A Danish editor and co-director of Last Men in Aleppo. Steen has edited numerous Danish and international award-winning documentaries. The latest being IDFA award winner Who We Were, DOC NYC grand jury award winner Motley's Law by Nicole Horayni, Chinese DOC NYC special mention ...
69. Arthur Schmidt
Editor | Forrest Gump
Arthur Schmidt was born on June 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Arthur Robert Schmidt. He is known for his work on Forrest Gump (1994), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Back to the Future (1985).
71. Chris Lebenzon
Chris Lebenzon was born on October 29, 1953 in Redwood City, California, USA as Christopher John Lebenzon. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Crimson Tide (1995).