Film Editors

The work of a film editor involves selecting shots, polishing the raw footage, and combining them into finished film/motion picture. An editor not only puts pieces/sequences of a film together and edited dialogue scenes, but also creatively co-ordinates with different departments of the film, including story, dialogue, music, etc. Know about famous film editors, such as Chris Wallace, Rian Johnson, Greg Gutfeld, Greg Daniels and Peter Boyle. This list of famous film editors includes people from United States, England, India, Germany, Israel and many more countries.
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Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)

Wes Craven
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Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30, 2015

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Rian Johnson
(Filmmaker)

Rian Johnson
4
Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

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Greg Gutfeld
(Television personality)

Greg Gutfeld
4
Birthdate: September 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
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Steven Soderbergh
(Director, Producer)

Steven Soderbergh
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Birthdate: January 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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George A. Romero
(Film Director Known for His Iconic Horror Films: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’)

George A. Romero
4
Birthdate: February 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 2017

Legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero is best known for his Night of the Living Dead series and for popularizing the zombie film genre. He also gained fame for his collaborations with horror novelist Stephen King, the most notable of them being the film version of King’s novel The Dark Half.

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Lynn Shelton
(Film director)

Lynn Shelton
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020
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Josh Trank
(Film director)

Josh Trank
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Alfonso Freeman
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Sticky Fingaz
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 10 
Marcia Lucas
(Film Editor)

Marcia Lucas
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States

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Andrew Koenig
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: February 14, 2010

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N. T. Rama Rao
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Birthdate: May 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nimmakuru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: January 18, 1996

N. T. Rama Rao was an Indian actor, director, editor, producer, and politician. One of the most celebrated and popular Telugu actors of all time, Rao is best remembered for playing Hindu deities like Krishna. He was also an influential politician; he served as Andhra Pradesh's chief minister for seven years.

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Michelangelo Antonioni
(Italian Director & Screenwriter Known for His Trilogy 'L'Avventura', 'La Notte' and 'L'Eclisse')

Michelangelo Antonioni
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Birthdate: September 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: July 30, 2007

Michelangelo Antonioni was an Italian screenwriter, film director, editor, short story author, and painter. Renowned for making films with striking visual composition and elusive plots, Antonioni's work has influenced art cinema of the subsequent generation. Over the course of his career, Antonioni won many prestigious awards, including an honorary Academy Award, Palme d'Or, the Golden Bear, and the Golden Lion.

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Kyle Newman
(Filmmaker)

Kyle Newman
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, USA

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Joe Dante
(Director)

Joe Dante
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, USA

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David Lowery
(Film director)

David Lowery
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Birthdate: December 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Rakesh Roshan
(Producer)

Rakesh Roshan
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India

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Liz Sagal
(Actress)

Liz Sagal
3
Birthdate: October 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Steven Zaillian
(Screenwriter)

Steven Zaillian
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fresno, California, U.S.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
3
Birthdate: August 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Seth Gordon
(Film director)

Seth Gordon
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

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Lee Unkrich
(Director)

Lee Unkrich
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Birthdate: August 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Alma Reville
(Screenwriter)

Alma Reville
3
Birthdate: August 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 6, 1982

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John Sayles
(Film director)

John Sayles
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, U.S.

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Hal Ashby
(Film director)

Hal Ashby
2
Birthdate: September 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United Statesamer
Died: December 27, 1988

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Alex Karpovsky
(Film director)

Alex Karpovsky
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

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Quinn Shephard
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: USA

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Feroz Khan
(Actor)

Feroz Khan
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bengaluru, India
Died: April 27, 2009

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Ben Burtt
(Sound designer)

Ben Burtt
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamesville, New York, United States

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Thelma Schoonmaker
(Film editor)

Thelma Schoonmaker
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Birthdate: January 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

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René Goscinny
(Cartoonist who created the Astérix comic book series)

René Goscinny
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: November 5, 1977

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Aad van Toor
(Actor, Singer)

Aad van Toor
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Birthdate: October 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands

Aad van Toor is a Dutch recording artist, acrobat, director, actor, and lyricist. He is known for his work with his brother Bas with whom he created popular acts, namely Bassie en Adriaan and The Crocksons. Bassie en Adriaan, which featured acrobatic acts of the duo, was televised from 1978 to 1996. Van Toor also established a couple of companies.

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Kenji Mizoguchi
(Director)

Kenji Mizoguchi
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Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: August 24, 1956

Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter best known for his romantic fantasy drama film Ugetsu. He earned much acclaim for his style of filmography and stage design. He developed what became his signature "one-scene-one-shot" approach to cinema and is counted amongst the most acclaimed filmmakers in Japanese and world cinema history. 

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Aarti Bajaj
(Film editor)

Aarti Bajaj
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Birthdate: February 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India

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Ishirō Honda
(Director)

Ishirō Honda
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Birthdate: May 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asahi, Japan
Died: February 28, 1993

Ishirō Honda was a Japanese filmmaker with an extensive career spanning 59 years. Beginning his career as a third assistant director, he went on to make his directorial debut with the short documentary film Ise-Shima. With 44 films to his credit, he is counted amongst the most internationally successful Japanese filmmakers of the 20th century. 

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Sarah Natochenny
(Voice actress, Film editor)

Sarah Natochenny
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Birthdate: September 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States

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Kimee Balmilero
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Birthdate: December 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA

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Michael Sinterniklaas
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Birthdate: August 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France

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Russ Meyer
(Director)

Russ Meyer
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Birthdate: March 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Leandro, California
Died: September 18, 2004

Russ Meyer was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, editor, and cinematographer. He is best remembered for directing a series of popular sexploitation films, such as Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! After his death, the majority of his estate and money went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as per his will.

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Wayne Wang
(Pioneer of Asian-American cinema)

Wayne Wang
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Birthdate: January 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Shimit Amin
(Film director)

Shimit Amin
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda

 42 
Mark Robson
(Film director)

Mark Robson
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Birthdate: December 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: June 20, 1978

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Philippe Garrel
(Film director)

Philippe Garrel
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Birthdate: April 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France

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Martha Coolidge
(Filmmaker)

Martha Coolidge
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Birthdate: August 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

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Charles Crichton
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Birthdate: August 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wallasey, England
Died: September 14, 1999

 46 
Hannah Lux Davis
(Music video director)

Hannah Lux Davis
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA

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Marc Wallice
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Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: USA

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Sebastian Lelio
(Film director)

Sebastian Lelio
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Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza, Argentina

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Alice Rohrwacher
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Birthdate: December 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fiesole, Italy

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Patrick Lussier
(Filmmaker and editor, known for his numerous collaborations with director Wes Craven)

Patrick Lussier
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Canada