My Favorite Film Editors

by amblinmitchell | created - 24 Feb 2012 | updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public

2. Tariq Anwar

Editor | American Beauty

Tariq Anwar was born on September 21, 1945 in Delhi, British India. He is known for his work on American Beauty (1999), The King's Speech (2010) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009). He has been married to Shireen Anwar since 1966. They have two children.

3. Julian Clarke

Editor | District 9

Julian Clarke was born on September 3, 1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on District 9 (2009), Deadpool (2016) and Chappie (2015).

4. Joel Cox

Editor | Unforgiven

Joel Cox was born in 1942 and his film career began at a very early age

  • appearing before the cameras, in fact - as a baby in the film 'Random
Harvest'. Some twenty years later he began work as a mail-room boy with Warner Brothers, the company with whom he has worked ever since, and in 1969 moved ...

6. Chris Dickens

Editor | Slumdog Millionaire

Chris Dickens is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Les Misérables (2012) and Rocketman (2019).

8. John Gilroy

Editor | Rogue One

John Gilroy was born on June 24, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Nightcrawler (2014) and Pacific Rim (2013).

9. William Goldenberg

Editor | Argo

William Goldenberg was born on November 2, 1959 in the USA. He is known for his work on Argo (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Insider (1999).

10. Elliot Greenberg

Editor | Fantastic Four

Elliot Greenberg is known for his work on Fantastic Four (2015), Chronicle (2012) and No Escape (2015).

11. William Hoy

Editor | War for the Planet of the Apes

William Hoy was born in 1955 in the USA. He is known for his work on War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Watchmen (2009).

12. Michael Kahn

Editor | Saving Private Ryan

Michael Kahn was born on December 8, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an editor, known for Saving Private Ryan (1998), Jurassic Park (1993) and Minority Report (2002).

13. Chris Lebenzon

Editor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Chris Lebenzon was born on October 29, 1953 in Redwood City, California, USA as Christopher John Lebenzon. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Crimson Tide (1995).

14. Ray Lovejoy

Editor | Aliens

Ray Lovejoy was born on February 18, 1939. He is known for his work on Aliens (1986), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Krull (1983). He died on October 19, 2001 in London, England.


15. Skip Macdonald

Editor | Breaking Bad

Skip Macdonald is known for his work on Breaking Bad (2008), Primal Fear (1996) and Better Call Saul (2015).

He's my favorite Breaking Bad editor.

16. Heather MacDougall

Editor | The X Files

Heather MacDougall is known for her work on The X-Files (1993), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and Threshold (2005).

She's my favorite X-Files editor.

17. Charles Nelson

Editor | Gilda

Editor, under contract at Columbia from 1942 to 1967.


18. Terry Rawlings

Editor | Alien

Terry Rawlings was born on November 4, 1933 in London, England as Terence Rawlings. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) and Chariots of Fire (1981). He was married to Louise Kirsop. He died on April 23, 2019 in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

20. Christopher Rouse

Editor | The Bourne Ultimatum

Christopher Rouse was born on November 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christopher Russell Rouse. He is known for his work on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Captain Phillips (2013) and United 93 (2006).

22. Pietro Scalia

Editor | Gladiator

Though he's cut celluloid for some of the best in the business, chances are many film lovers wouldn't even recognize the name Pietro Scalia in a lineup of Hollywood's best film editors. Born in Sicily in 1960, Scalia resided in Switzerland before heading to Los Angeles to continue his education. ...

24. Hervé Schneid

Editor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Hervé Schneid was born on May 12, 1956 in France. He is known for his work on Amélie (2001), Delicatessen (1991) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).

25. Zach Staenberg

Editor | The Matrix

Zach Staenberg was born in 1954 in the USA. He is an editor, known for The Matrix (1999), In Time (2011) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

26. Christopher Tellefsen

Editor | A Quiet Place

Christopher Tellefsen was born in September 1957. In 1979 he attended New York's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art but as a student of photography and fine arts,becoming interested in experimental film-making after taking classes with Bob Breere. Shortly after graduation he was ...

27. Paul Tothill

Editor | Atonement

Member pf A.C.E. (American City Editors).

28. Christian Wagner

Editor | True Romance

Christian Wagner is known for his work on True Romance (1993), Man on Fire (2004) and Furious 7 (2015). He was previously married to Nicole Muirbrook.

29. Wayne Wahrman

Editor | I Am Legend

Wayne Wahrman is an editor and production manager, known for I Am Legend (2007), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and The Time Machine (2002).

30. Martin Walsh

Editor | Chicago

Martin Walsh was born on November 8, 1955 in Manchester, England. He is an editor, known for Chicago (2002), V for Vendetta (2005) and Wonder Woman (2017).

31. Andrew Weisblum

Editor | Black Swan

Andrew Weisblum is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), Mother! (2017) and Isle of Dogs (2018).

32. Chris G. Willingham

Editor | 24

Chris G. Willingham is known for his work on 24 (2001), Dragonball Evolution (2009) and Final Destination 3 (2006). He has been married to Lynne Willingham since March 12, 1988.

33. John Wright

Editor | Speed

John Wright is known for his work on Speed (1994), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and X-Men (2000).

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