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List of Famous Film Editors

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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician + 8 more
    • Credits: Dont Look Back, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, No Direction Home, I'm Not There, Masked and Anonymous + 12 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor + 4 more
    • Credits: Titanic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Avatar, The Terminator, Aliens + 26 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1889-1977)
    • Birthplace: Walworth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor + 3 more
    • Credits: City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Cinema Paradiso + 123 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer + 3 more
    • Credits: Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Men in Black + 59 more
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    Kevin Smith is a film producer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comic book creator, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer + 7 more
    • Credits: Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Chasing Amy, Daredevil + 66 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor + 2 more
    • Credits: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, Patton, American Graffiti + 50 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Cinematographer + 6 more
    • Credits: Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man + 47 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 92 more
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    Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Buster ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1895-1966)
    • Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World + 116 more
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    David Carradine was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1936-2009)
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 4 more
    • Credits: Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Mean Streets, The Long Riders, Crank: High Voltage + 143 more
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    Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since appeared in MTV's Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, all three Jackass movies, and Haggard and Minghags, both of which he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Actor + 6 more
    • Credits: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Grind, Jackass, Viva La Bam, 411VM Skateboarding: Issue 52 + 25 more
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    Alan Wolf Arkin is an American actor, director, comedian, musician and singer. He is known for starring in such films as Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thirteen ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer + 1 more
    • Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo, The Rocketeer, Glengarry Glen Ross + 80 more
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    Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Television director, Film critic, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 4 more
    • Credits: Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, Weekend, Band of Outsiders, Vivre Sa Vie + 85 more
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    Candida Royalle is an American producer and director of couples-oriented pornography, a sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and former pornographic actress. She is member of the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Afrodite Superstar, Pizza Girls, Liquid Lips, Hard Soap, Hard Soap + 2 more
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    Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician and author. He is a two-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director—for the drama Good Will Hunting and the biopic Milk, both of which were also nominated for Best Picture. He won the Palme d'Or ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 5 more
    • Credits: Good Will Hunting, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Portlandia, Milk, Psycho + 32 more
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    Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1910-1998)
    • Birthplace: Shinagawa, Japan
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Seven Samurai, Ran, Rashomon + 46 more
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    Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his dramas A Little Princess and Y Tu Mamá También, the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and science fiction thrillers Children of Men and Gravity. Cuarón is the first Mexican ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor + 2 more
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pan's Labyrinth, Gravity, Children of Men, Quantum of Solace + 16 more
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    Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective – an avant-garde filmmaking movement – although his own films have taken a variety of approaches. Known as a provocateur, his work has frequently divided critical opinion. Nevertheless, Trier ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer + 3 more
    • Credits: Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Antichrist, Melancholia, Breaking the Waves + 39 more
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    Antero Alli was born 11 November 1952, in Finland. Alli currently resides in Berkeley, California, where he conducts workshops and stages theatrical productions, some of which have been released as films. Alli is also a professional astrologer and has authored books on experimental theatre, astrology ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Finland
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Actor + 3 more
    • Credits: The Drivetime, Hysteria, The Book of Jane
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    John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor + 6 more
    • Credits: Hairspray, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom + 35 more
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