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Paul Hirsch (I)


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 Ross, including "Footloose", "The Secret of My ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 The Mummy
 2016 Warcraft
 2011 Source Code
 2010 Love Ranch
 2006 Date Movie
 2005 E-Ring (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2005)
 2004/I Ray
 1999 Lake Placid
 1998 Hard Rain
 1993 Falling Down
 1992 Raising Cain
 1991 Dutch
 1989 Steel Magnolias (edited by)
 1984 Protocol
 1984 Footloose
 1982 Creepshow (segment "The Crate")
 1981 Blow Out
 1978 The Fury
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (film editor)
 1976 Carrie
 1976 Obsession (edited by)
 1976 The Money
 1972 Sisters
 1970 Hi, Mom!
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Alternate Names:

Paul F. Hirsch | Paul Hirsh
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[on Obsession (1976)] The film was turned down by every major studio when it was originally finished. I then had the idea of substituting a single shot in the film, and convinced De Palma [director Brian De Palma] and the producer to do it. It was then picked up by Columbia. How changing one shot changed the meaning of the story, and transformed a picture no one wanted to distribute into one they... See more »

Trivia:

Brother of Charles Hirsch. Former brother-in-law of Tina Hirsch

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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