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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

    Bob Dylan age 74 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

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    61 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

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    Died at 88 (1889-1977) 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

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    George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    George Lucas age 71 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

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    Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Kevin Smith 45 Kevin Smith is a film producer.

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    age 76 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

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    69 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

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    Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Cecil B. DeMille Died at 78 (1881-1959) 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

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    Died at 71 (1895-1966) 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

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    Died at 73 (1936-2009) 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

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    age 36 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

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    Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Alan Arkin 81 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

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    age 85 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

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    65 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

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    Gus Van Sant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Gus Van Sant age 63 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

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    Died at 88 (1910-1998) 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

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    54 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

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    Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Lars von Trier age 59 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

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    63 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

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    John Waters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    John Waters age 69 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

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    Died at 73 (1875-1948) David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith was an American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance. He is

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    age 43 Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and one

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    41 Joe Abercrombie is a British fantasy writer and film editor. He is the author of The First Law trilogy and other related works of fantasy. In 2014 he published Half a King, the first book in his new

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    Gregg Araki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Gregg Araki 56 Gregg Araki is an American independent filmmaker and film director involved heavily with New Queer Cinema. His film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm awarded in

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    Died at 62 (1929-1991) Andy Milligan was an American playwright, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film editor, producer, and director, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988.

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    Died at 54 (1932-1986) Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. Tarkovsky's films include Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris,

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    81 Billy Don "Bill" Moyers is an American journalist and political commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He also worked as a

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    Died at 57 (1908-1965) Edward R. Murrow KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the

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    Ai Weiwei is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Ai Weiwei age 58 Ai Weiwei is a film producer and film director.

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    David Cronenberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    David Cronenberg 72 David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This

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    Died at 77 (1861-1938) Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days

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    age 78 Dyan Cannon is an American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer.

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    52 Gaspar Noé is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. He is the son of Argentinian painter, writer and intellectual Luis Felipe Noé. Noé graduated from Louis Lumière

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    John Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    John Carpenter 67 John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and

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    Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Brian De Palma age 75 Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films. He directed successful

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    74 Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a

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    45 Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the

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    age 65 John Thomas Sayles is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and author. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Passion Fish and

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    Ernst Lubitsch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Ernst Lubitsch Died at 55 (1892-1947) Ernst Lubitsch was a German American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His urbane comedies of manners gave him the reputation of being Hollywood's most elegant and sophisticated director; as

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    43 Adam Elliot is an independent Australian stop-motion animation writer, director and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over seven-hundred film

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    Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    Adam Goldberg age 45 Adam Charles Goldberg is an American actor, director, producer, and musician.

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    Died at 54 (1924-1978) Edward Davis "Ed" Wood Jr. was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author and film editor. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of low-budget science fiction, horror and cowboy

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    David Lean is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Film Editors

    David Lean Died at 83 (1908-1991) Sir David Lean, CBE was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, and Doctor Zhivago;

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    Died at 56 (1930-1986) Claude Jutra was a Canadian actor, film director and writer. The Prix Jutra, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's Claude Jutra Award, are named in his honor because of his importance in

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    45 Dean DeBlois is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, animator and editor. He is best known for co-writing and co-directing the Oscar-nominated animated films Lilo & Stitch for

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    26 Alex Sander is an actor, film score composer, casting director, film editor, television editor, film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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    64 Allan Kroeker is a Canadian film and television director, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and film producer. He has the distinction of directing the series finales for Star Trek: Deep Space

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    Died at 84 (1922-2006) Hrishikesh Mukherjee was a famous Indian film director known for a number of films, including Satyakam, Chupke Chupke, Anupama, Anand, Abhimaan, Guddi, Gol Maal, Aashirwad, Bawarchi, Kissi Se Na Kehna

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    76 Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with

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    age 75 George Andrew Romero is an American-Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie

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