Sound Editors, Sound Designers and Re-Recording Mixers I respect the most.

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Randy Thom
Sound Department, The Revenant
Randy Thom started his career in radio and music recording before making the transition to film in 1975, when he was hired on Apocalypse Now as a sound effects recordist. Since then, Thom has worked in a wide variety of creative capacities within the sound department in over seventy five films. For example...
 
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Walter Murch
Sound Department, Apocalypse Now
Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient...
 
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Gary Rydstrom
Sound Department, Finding Nemo
 
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Richard Portman
Sound Department, The Godfather
Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound Director...
 
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Ben Burtt
Sound Department, WALL·E
 
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Tom Fleischman
Sound Department, The Departed
 
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Gary Rizzo
Sound Department, The Dark Knight
 
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Christopher Boyes
Sound Department, The Avengers
 
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Tom Myers
Sound Department, Up
 
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Mike Dowson
Sound Department, Schindler's List
 
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Ren Klyce
Sound Department, Gone Girl
 
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Lora Hirschberg
Sound Department, The Dark Knight
 
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Ed Novick
Sound Department, Moneyball
 
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Richard King
Sound Department, The Dark Knight
 
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Tom Johnson
Sound Department, Forrest Gump