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List of Famous Film Editors

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List of famous film editors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top film editors in the world? This includes the most prominent film editors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable film editors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic film editors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned film editors.

List ranges from Bob Dylan to James Cameron and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known film editors to the lesser known film editors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the film editor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous film editors ever?" and "What are the names of famous film editors?" then you're in the right place. (2442 items)
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    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Forrest Gump, American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, The Big Lebowski
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    James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major success with the science-fiction hit The Terminator. He then became a popular Hollywood director and was hired to ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, + more
    • Credits: Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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    Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1889-1977)
    • Birthplace: Walworth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator
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    George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: California, Area code 209, Stanislaus County, Modesto, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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    Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    Kevin Smith is a film producer. more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comic book creator, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, Comic Book Men, Dogma
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    Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton. His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: The Godfather: Part II, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part III
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    David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet
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    Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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    Cecil Blount DeMille was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films. DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. His first silent film, The Squaw Man, was a box-office hit and "served to put Hollywood on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1881-1959)
    • Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Show on Earth, The King of Kings, The Ten Commandments, + more
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