by quietgiant2 | created - 30 Oct 2011 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Sergei M. Eisenstein

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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

4. William H. Ziegler

Editor | My Fair Lady

William H. Ziegler was born on September 4, 1909 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), The Omega Man (1971) and Spellbound (1945). He died on July 2, 1977 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Hal C. Kern

Editorial_department | Gone with the Wind

Hal C. Kern was born on July 14, 1894 in Anaconda, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Gone with the Wind (1939), Rebecca (1940) and Spellbound (1945). He died on February 24, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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 ...

Citizen Kane- when Editor

7. Grigoriy Aleksandrov

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.

9. Ralph E. Winters

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 ...

10. Margaret Booth

Editor | Mutiny on the Bounty

Margaret Booth was born on January 14, 1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Murder by Death (1976) and Annie (1982). She died on October 28, 2002 in Los Angeles.

11. Stuart Baird

Editor | Skyfall

Stuart Baird was born on January 14, 1947 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. He is known for his work on Skyfall (2012), Superman (1978) and Casino Royale (2006).

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

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).

14. William Goldenberg

Editor | Argo

William Goldenberg was born on November 2, 1959 in the USA. He is known for his work on Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Insider (1999).

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 ...

17. Steven Rosenblum

Editor | The Last Samurai

Steven Rosenblum was born as Steven J. Rosenblum. He is known for his work on The Last Samurai (2003), Braveheart (1995) and Glory (1989).

18. Bud Molin

Editor | The Jerk

First worked for Columbia in the early 1950s.

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19. Tom Rolf

Editor | WarGames

Tom Rolf was born on December 31, 1931 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on WarGames (1983), The Right Stuff (1983) and Taxi Driver (1976). He died on July 14, 2014 in France.

20. Ernest Walter


Ernest Walter was born on November 29, 1919 in Cardiff, Wales as Ernest Henry Walter. He is known for his work on Superman (1978), The Haunting (1963) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He died on December 14, 1999 in Harrow, Middlesex, England.

21. Gerald B. Greenberg

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.

22. 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 ...

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 ...

26. John Jympson

Editor | A Fish Called Wanda

Began as a 'runner' at Ealing Studios in 1947, advancing to assistant cutter the following year.

27. Robert Lawrence

Editor | Fiddler on the Roof

Robert Lawrence was born on November 9, 1913 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is known for his work on Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Spartacus (1960) and Never Say Never Again (1983). He died on September 19, 2004 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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...

32. Woody Richman

Editorial_department | Summer of Sam

33. Stuart Gilmore

Editor | The Andromeda Strain

American editor and occasional director. In the former capacity, he worked under contract at Paramount (1937-45), RKO (1950-56) and 20th Century Fox (1957-59).

34. Hugh S. Fowler

Editor | Patton

Academy Award-winning editor (Patton (1970)) who spent the bulk of his career at 20th Century Fox (1952-68).

35. Edna Ruth Paul

Editorial_department | Blood Simple

36. Glenn Morgan

Editorial_department | RoboCop 2

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.

39. Frank Sullivan

Editor | The Philadelphia Story

American editor, under contract at MGM 1925 to 1947; at United Artists 1949 to 1950. Younger brother of screenwriter C. Gardner Sullivan.

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 ...

42. Kaye Davis

Editor | Evil Dead II

Kaye Davis is an editor and actress, known for Evil Dead II (1987), Wendigo (1995) and Running Time (1997).

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 ...

44. Lisa Fruchtman

Editor | The Right Stuff

Lisa Fruchtman is known for her work on The Right Stuff (1983), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather: Part III (1990).

45. Nigel Galt

Editor | Bloodline

Nigel Galt was born in April 1953 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England as Nigel John Alexander Galt. He is known for his work on Bloodline (2018), The Ferryman (2007) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

46. Sean Barton

Editor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Sean Barton was born on March 29, 1944 in Hampton Court, Surrey, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Chaos (2005) and Pig Hunt (2008).

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.

52. Juan José Campanella

Writer | El secreto de sus ojos

Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), The Man of Your Dreams (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).

53. Frederic Knudtson

Editor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Oscar-nominated American editor, long at RKO (1933-55), subsequently worked for Stanley Kramer at United Artists (1957-63).

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"

55. Frank J. Urioste

Editor | RoboCop

Frank J. Urioste was born on April 28, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on RoboCop (1987), Die Hard (1988) and Basic Instinct (1992).

56. Maryann Brandon

Editor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Maryann Brandon is an editor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Alias (2001) and Star Trek (2009).

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.

60. 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).

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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63. Eraldo Da Roma

Editor | Ladri di biciclette

Eraldo Da Roma was born on March 1, 1900 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Eraldo Judiconi. He was an editor and actor, known for Bicycle Thieves (1948), Rome, Open City (1945) and L'Avventura (1960). He died on March 27, 1981 in Rome, Italy.

64. Ray Lovejoy

Editor | Aliens

Ray Lovejoy was born on February 18, 1939. He is known for his work on Aliens (1986), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Krull (1983). He died on October 19, 2001 in London, England.

66. Eric A. Sears

Editor | Into the Storm

Eric A. Sears is known for his work on Into the Storm (2014), Shooter (2007) and Cellular (2004).

67. Eduardo Escorel

Director | Lição de Amor

Eduardo Escorel was born in 1945 in São Paulo, Brazil as Eduardo Escorel de Morais. He is an editor and director, known for Love Lesson (1975), Act of Violence (1980) and Two Lost in a Dirty Night (2002).

68. Steen Johannessen

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).

70. Chris Dickens

Editor | Slumdog Millionaire

Chris Dickens is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Les Misérables (2012) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

71. Chris Lebenzon

Editor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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).

72. Margaret Sixel

Editorial_department | Mad Max: Fury Road

Margaret Sixel is known for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Happy Feet (2006) and Babe: Pig in the City (1998). She has been married to George Miller since 1995. They have two children.

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