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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)
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 ...more

Age: 75

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

Also Ranked

#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#77 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#76 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#2 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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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 ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada

Profession: Environmentalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Inventor, + more

Credits: Aliens, Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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#31 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#65 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#12 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#25 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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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 ...more

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

Also Ranked

#17 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#18 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#28 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#40 on The Best Actors in Film History

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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 ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America

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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#53 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#28 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#48 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#6 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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