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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), Goodfellas (1990) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). She was previously married to Michael Powell. See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 47 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).

Alternate Names:

T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell

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Personal Quote:

People expect artists to be too normal, I think. I've been around enough of them now to see that they're very extraordinary human beings who behave differently than ordinary human beings. If they weren't as sensitive as they are they wouldn't be great artists. They are not the same as us. People should just learn to accept that. See more »


Announced that she will be the special host screening three of her favorite films at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan in January and February 2014: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), The Red Shoes (1948) and Stairway to Heaven (1946). See more »

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