The Greatest Film Editors Ever!

by jeffreykare | created - 22 Oct 2012 | updated - 31 Oct 2014 | Public

1. Michael Kahn

Editor | West Side Story

Michael Kahn was born on December 8, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for West Side Story (2021), Jurassic Park (1993) and Minority Report (2002).

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park, Casper, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can, Peter Pan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse, Lincoln

(500) Days of Summer, Water for Elephants, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

3. Lee Smith

Editor | Inception

Lee Smith was born in 1960 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017) and 1917 (2019).

Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, X-Men: First Class, The Dark Knight Rises

4. Stephen Mirrione

Editor | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Stephen Mirrione was born on February 17, 1969 in Santa Clara County, California, USA. He is known for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Traffic (2000) and Babel (2006).

The Informant!, The Hunger Games

5. 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).

The Social Network

6. Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor | The Departed

Thelma Schoonmaker was born on January 3, 1940 in Algiers, Algeria. She is known for The Departed (2006), Raging Bull (1980) and The Irishman (2019). She was previously married to Michael Powell.

The Aviator, Shutter Island, HUGO

7. William Goldenberg

Editor | Argo

William Goldenberg was born on November 2, 1959 in the USA. He is known for Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Miami Vice (2006).

Kangaroo Jack, Seabiscuit, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty

8. Chris Dickens

Editor | Slumdog Millionaire

Chris Dickens is known for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Les Misérables (2012) and Rocketman (2019).

Slumdog Millionaire, Les Miserables

9. Chris Lebenzon

Editor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Chris Lebenzon's career as an editor has spanned four decades and genres from action to drama, fantasy, musicals, comedy, and animation. He is known for his longtime collaborations with director Tim Burton and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He has earned accolades including Oscar nominations for the ...

Batman Returns, Pearl Harbor, xXx, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows

10. Paul Hirsch

Editor | Star Wars

Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert ...

Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Date Movie, Deck the Halls, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

11. Arthur Schmidt

Editor | Forrest Gump

Arthur Schmidt was born on June 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Forrest Gump (1994), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Back to the Future (1985).

Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Parts II & III, The Rocketeer, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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