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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), Raging Bull (1980) 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 29 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Departed
The Departed Editor
(2006)
Raging Bull
Raging Bull Editor
(1980)
Hugo
Hugo Editor
(2011)

Filmography

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 2017 The Snowman (edited by)
 2016/I Silence
 2015 Bombay Velvet
 2011 Hugo
 2007 The Key to Reserva (Short)
 2006 The Departed
 2004 The Aviator
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (segment "Bad")
 1999 My Voyage to Italy (Documentary)
 1997 Kundun
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (video "Bad")
 1995 Casino
 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 Raging Bull
 1979 Wings Over the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Street Scenes (Documentary)
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (as T. Schoonmaker)
 1967 I Call First
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Alternate Names:

T. Schoonmaker | Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
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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:

Worked mainly as an editor for Martin Scorsese, who had tried for years to convince her to work for him. She was unable to work in Hollywood, however, because she couldn't get into the union. When Scorsese called to ask her to work on Raging Bull (1980), she again demurred because of lack of union membership. However, she believes that Al Pacino got her into the union. To this day, she does not ... See more »

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