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Thelma Schoonmaker


Thelma Schoonmaker was born on January 3, 1940 in Algeria as Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker. She is an editor, known for The Departed (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Goodfellas (1990). She was previously married to Michael Powell. See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bombay Velvet
 2011 Hugo
 2007 The Key to Reserva (Short)
 2007 The McCartney Years (Video documentary) (Rockshow Concert)
 2006 The Departed
 2004 The Aviator
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (segment "Bad")
 2001 My Voyage to Italy (Documentary)
 1997 Kundun
 1995 Casino
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (video "Bad")
 1991 Cape Fear
 1990 Made in Milan (Short documentary)
 1990 Goodfellas (film editor)
 1989 New York Stories (segment "Life Lessons")
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short)
 1985 After Hours
 1980 Rockshow (Documentary)
 1980 Raging Bull
 1979 Wings Over the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Street Scenes (Documentary)
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (as T. Schoonmaker)
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Other Works:

Edited Michael Jackson music video "Bad" (1987).

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Alternate Names:

T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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Personal Quote:

I'm not a person who believes in the great difference between women and men as editors. But I do think that quality is key. We're very good at organizing and discipline and patience, and patience is 50 per cent of editing. You have to keep banging away at something until you get it to work. I think women are maybe better at that. See more »

Trivia:

Her father worked for an oil company, so she was born in Algeria, but grew up in Aruba. She did not live in the United States until her teens. See more »

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Capricorn

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