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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
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 ...more
James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Kevin Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
Kevin Smith is a film producer.
Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
David Carradine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Bam Margera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Alan Arkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Jean-Luc Godard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Candida Royalle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Gus Van Sant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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. ...more
Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
John Waters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
D. W. Griffith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Joe Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Gregg Araki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
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 ...more
Andy Milligan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Film Editors
Andy Milligan
Andy Milligan was an American playwright, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film editor, producer, and director, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988.