Greatest Film Editors

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1. Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor | The Departed

Thelma Schoonmaker was born on January 3, 1940 in Algeria as Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker. She is an editor, known for The Departed (2006), Raging Bull (1980) and Hugo (2011). She was previously married to Michael Powell.

2. 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.

3. Kirk Baxter

Editor | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Kirk Baxter was born in 1972 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an editor and producer, known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Social Network (2010) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Representing Angue Wall and himself

4. Ethan Coen

Producer | A Serious Man

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for A Serious Man (2009), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two children.

Representing the Coen brothers

5. 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).

6. 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 ...

7. 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), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and The High and the Mighty (1954). He died on November 15, 1962 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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. He died on February 5, 2013 in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England.

11. 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).