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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 31 December 1931Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Date of Death 14 July 2014France  (complications after hip surgery)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Rolf was born on December 31, 1931 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Taxi Driver (1976), Heat (1995) and Equilibrium (2002). He died on July 14, 2014 in France.

Trivia (10)

Son of Ernst Rolf and Tutta Rolf, stepson of Jack Donohue.
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Editors Branch) [-2007].
Car enthusiast, owning many foreign automobiles throughout the years. One car which he mentions often was his baby Mustang convertible, with a rare optional front bench seat.
Former surfer.
Former U.S. Marine, fought in the Korean Conflict.
Member of American Cinema Editors (A. C. E.).
Brother of Sven-Erik Rolf.
Now residing in London, England. [September 2007]
His step-father, Jack Donohue, a choreographer and director at MGM, advised him to start out in the cutting room, telling him, "You will learn everything about directing by being a film editor first.".
He was a ski patrolman and a seaman with the Norwegian Merchant Marine before emigrating to the United States.

Personal Quotes (1)

[in a 2010 interview with the Hollywood Reporter] My job is to help the director realize his vision...I think people hire me because they know that I'm going to put in a full day, I'm going to tell them the truth, and I'll voice my opinion when I think it's needed.

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