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Richard Portman (1934–2017)

Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound Director. He was instrumental in creating an entirely ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter Sound Department
The Godfather
The Godfather Sound Department
Paper Moon
Paper Moon Sound Department


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 2004/II Volare (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2003 Confessions of a Florist (re-recording mixer - as Dr. Zero)
 2003 Means to an End (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2003 Foxhole (Short documentary) (post-production sound mixer)
 2003 On Six-Mile Pond (Short documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Gloria (re-recording mixer)
 1997 Critical Care (re-recording mixer)
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan (sound re-recording engineer)
 1995 The Fantasticks (re-recording mixer)
 1995 Forget Paris (re-recording mixer)
 1995 Dolores Claiborne (re-recording mixer)
 1994 The Scout (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Wolf (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Brainscan (re-recording mixer)
 1994 The Air Up There (re-recording mixer)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Fatal Instinct (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Guilty as Sin (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Army of One (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (re-recording mixer)
 1992 Consenting Adults (re-recording mixer)
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1992 The Babe (supervising re-recording mixer)
 1992 Article 99 (re-recording mixer)
 1992 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (re-recording mixer) / (sound re-recordist)
 1991 Off and Running (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Hard Promises (additional re-recording mixer: Todd A-O/Glen Glenn Studios)
 1991 Married to It (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Doc Hollywood (re-recording mixer)
 1991 The Summer My Father Grew Up (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1991 L.A. Story (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Run (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Presumed Innocent (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 2 episodes)
- The Thing from the Grave (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
- Three's a Crowd (1990) ... (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Bad Influence (re-recording mixer: Todd-AO/Glen Glenn Studios)
 1990 I Come in Peace (re-recording mixer)
 1990 Downtown (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Perfect Witness (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer - as Richard R. Portman)
 1989 Ghosts Can't Do It (re-recording mixer)
 1989 The Heist (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Night Game (re-recording mixer)
 1989 She's Back (sound re-recordist)
 1989 Paint It Black (re-recording mixer)
 1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil (re-recording mixer)
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 2 episodes)
- The Pig Woman of Sparta (1989) ... (re-recording mixer - as Richard R. Portman)
- Ladybug, Ladybug (1989) ... (re-recording mixer - as Richard R. Portman)
 1988 Far North (re-recording mixer)
 1988 Kansas (re-recording mixer)
 1988 Permanent Record (re-recording mixer)
 1988 The Moderns (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Prison (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Made in Heaven (re-recording mixer)
 1987 The Monster Squad (re-recording mixer)
 1987 Pals (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1986 Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (re-recording mixer)
 1986 Wisdom (re-recording mixer)
 1986 The Wraith (dubbing mixer)
 1986 Good to Go (re-recording mixer)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1986 Murphy's Law (re-recording mixer - as Dick Portman)
 1985 Trouble in Mind (re-recording mixer)
 1985 The Journey of Natty Gann (re-recording mixer)
 1985 The Black Cauldron (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Fletch (re-recording mixer - as Richard R. Portman)
 1985 Ready or Not, Here I Come (re-recording mixer)
 1985 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (re-recording mixer)
 1984 The River (supervising re-recording mixer)
 1984 Frankenweenie (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Country (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Choose Me (re-recording mixer)
 1984 Fleshburn (sound recording mixer)
 1984 Splash (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Summerspell (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1983 El Norte (re-recording mixer)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (sound re-recording supervisor - as Richard R. Portman) / (special sound effects creator - as Richard R. Portman)
 1983 Trenchcoat (re-recording mixer - as Richard R. Portman)
 1983 Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (Short) (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1982 The Strange Case of Mr. Donnybrook's Boredom (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (head sound mixer)
 1981 On Golden Pond (rerecording mixer)
 1981 Body Heat (re-recording mixer)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (sound re-recordist)
 1981 Delusion (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Heaven's Gate (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1980 HealtH (sound re-recordist)
 1980 Resurrection (sound rerecordist)
 1980 Mr. Patman (dialogue re-recordist)
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose (re-recording mixer)
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter (sound re-recordist)
 1980 The Last Married Couple in America (re-recording mixer)
 1979 The Last Word (sound re-recordist)
 1979 Starting Over (re-recording mixer)
 1979 Rich Kids (re-recording mixer)
 1979 A Perfect Couple (re-recording mixer)
 1979 Quintet (rerecording)
 1978 The Deer Hunter (re-recording mixer)
 1978 The Children of Sanchez (re-recording mixer)
 1978 A Wedding (re-recordist)
 1978/I The End (re-recording mixer)
 1978 Straight Time (re-recording mixer - as Dick Portman)
 1978 Remember My Name (re-recording mixer)
 1977 High Anxiety (re-recording mixer)
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar (sound re-recordist)
 1977 March or Die (re-recording mixer)
 1977 Outlaw Blues (re-recording mixer)
 1977 New York, New York (re-recording mixer)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (re-recording mixer)
 1977 3 Women (re-recording mixer)
 1977 The Domino Principle (sound re-recordist)
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1977 Mr. Billion (re-recording mixer)
 1977 The Late Show (re-recording mixer)
 1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown (sound re-recordist)
 1976 Welcome to L.A. (re-recording mixer)
 1976 Silent Movie (re-recording mixer)
 1976 Ode to Billy Joe (dubbing mixer)
 1976 Stay Hungry (re-recording mixer)
 1976 The River Niger (re-recording mixer)
 1976 Lipstick (sound recordist)
 1975 The Killer Elite (sound re-recordist)
 1975 Mahogany (re-recording mixer)
 1975 The Master Gunfighter (dubbing mixer)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely (re-recording mixer - as Dick Portman)
 1975 Smile (rerecordist)
 1975 Murph the Surf (re-recording mixer)
 1975 Nashville (re-recording mixer)
 1975 Posse (re-recording mixer)
 1975 Funny Lady (re-recording)
 1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (TV Movie) (sound re-recordist)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (production rerecording)
 1974 The Savage Is Loose (sound re-recordist)
 1974 California Split (dubbing mixer)
 1974 Together Brothers (re-recording mixer)
 1974 Mr. Majestyk (sound re-recordist)
 1974 The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (re-recording mixer)
 1974 Chosen Survivors (sound re-recordist)
 1974 Daisy Miller (sound re-recordist)
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (dubbing mixer)
 1974 The Morning After (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1973 Country Blue (re-recording mixer) / (sound)
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin (re-recording mixer)
 1973 Papillon (rerecording)
 1973 The Last Detail (re-recordist)
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (sound re-recordist)
 1973 The Way We Were (re-recording)
 1973 Hit! (re-recording mixer)
 1973 A Name for Evil (re-recordist)
 1973 Oklahoma Crude (sound re-recordist)
 1973 Paper Moon (re-recording)
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (dubbing mixer - uncredited)
 1972 Up the Sandbox (sound re-recordist)
 1972 The Getaway (re-recording mixer)
 1972 Man of La Mancha (sound)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (dubbing mixer)
 1972 Junior Bonner (re-recording mixer)
 1972 The Candidate (dubbing mixer)
 1972 The Honkers (re-recording mixer)
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out (re-recording mixer)
 1972 Buck and the Preacher (dubbing mixer)
 1972 The Godfather (re-recordist)
 1972 Silent Running (re-recording)
 1972 The Cowboys (re-recording)
 1971 Harold and Maude (re-recordist)
 1971 The Organization (sound re-recordist)
 1971 Kotch (re-recording supervisor)
 1971 The Hired Hand (sound re-recordist)
 1971 Carnal Knowledge (sound re-recordist)
 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (re-recording - as Dick Portman)
 1971 Man and Boy (re-recording mixer)
 1970 Little Big Man (re-recording mixer)
 1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy (sound recordist)
 1970 WUSA (sound recordist)
 1970 Where's Poppa? (sound re-recordist)
 1970 The Hawaiians (sound re-recordist)
 1970 The Landlord (sound re-recordist)
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair (foley mixer - uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (assistant foley artist - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Dick Portman | Richard R. Portman | Dr. Zero

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