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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 1 Wes Craven

Wes Craven
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30, 2015

 2 Rian Johnson

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

 3 Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh
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Famous As: Director, Producer
Birthdate: January 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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 4 Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
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 5 Peter Billingsley

Peter Billingsley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Peter Billingsley was a popular child actor, famous for his portrayal of Messy Marvin in Hershey's chocolate syrup ads. He also delivered a Young Artist Award-winning performance as Jack Simmons in The Dirt Bike Kid. He later directed and produced shows such as Sullivan & Son and played minor roles.

 6 George A. Romero

George A. Romero
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Famous As: Film director
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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 7 N. T. Rama Rao

N. T. Rama Rao
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Famous As: Actor
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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 8 Joel Coen

Joel Coen
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States

Joel Coen is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. One-half of the popular sibling duo, the Coen Brothers, Joel Coen is best known for making such films as Fargo and Miller's Crossing along with his brother Ethan Coen. The duo has received several honors including multiple nominations for the Academy Award and the prestigious Palme d'Or.

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 9 Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020

 10 Alfonso Freeman

Alfonso Freeman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 11 Vince Offer

Vince Offer
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Israel

Vince Offer is an Israeli-American writer, director, infomercial pitchman, and comedian. He is credited with directing the 1999 comedy film The Underground Comedy Movie, which is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever. Vince Offer owns and produces several household products like kitchen utensils and liquid cleaners. He also appears in commercials, promoting his products.

 12 Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 13 Rakesh Roshan

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

 14 Josh Trank

Josh Trank
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: February 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 15 Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Adam Wingard is an American filmmaker. A multi-talented personality, Wingard has worked as a director, editor, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, and composer on several projects. Adam Wingard is best known for directing the 2007 horror film Pop Skull, which won the Best Feature Film award and the Jury award at the Indianapolis International Film Festival and Boston Underground Film Festival respectively.

 16 Feroz Khan

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

 17 Marcia Lucas

Marcia Lucas
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Famous As: Film Editor
Birthdate: October 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States

 18 Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer
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Famous As: Director
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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 19 Sticky Fingaz

Sticky Fingaz
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

 20 Andrew Koenig

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

 21 Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Famous As: Film maker
Birthdate: May 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bad Wörishofen, Germany
Died: June 10, 1982

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German actor, filmmaker, and playwright. He grew up in the aftermath of World War II and had a tough childhood. He sought solace by watching films and took acting lessons. He began his career in theater and eventually entered films as well. He is considered a prominent figure of the New German Cinema movement. 

 22 Kyle Newman

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

 23 Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni
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Famous As: Film Director, Screenwriter, Editor
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.

 24 Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: April 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billericay, Essex, England, United Kingdom

 25 David Lowery

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

 26 Joe Dante

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

 27 Mathieu Kassovitz

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

 28 Liz Sagal

Liz Sagal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 29 Marc Wallice

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

 30 Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom

Best known for his The First Law trilogy, English writer and film editor, Joe Abercrombie, began his career making tea at a television production company before turning into a freelance film editor. At the age of thirty-two, he had his first book, The Blade Itself, published, thereafter, continuing to write, He received Locus Award for his young-adult fantasy, Half A King.

 31 Seth Gordon

Seth Gordon
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

 32 Steven Zaillian

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

 33 Alma Reville

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

 34 Lee Unkrich

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

 35 John Sayles

John Sayles
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, U.S.

 36 Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker
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Famous As: Film editor
Birthdate: January 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 37 Hal Ashby

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

 38 Alex Karpovsky

Alex Karpovsky
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

 39 Quinn Shephard

Quinn Shephard
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: USA

 40 Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt
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Famous As: Sound designer
Birthdate: July 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamesville, New York, United States

 41 Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: January 8, 1966

 42 René Goscinny

René Goscinny
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Famous As: Cartoonist who created the Astérix comic book series
Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: November 5, 1977

 43 Kenji Mizoguchi

Kenji Mizoguchi
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Famous As: Director
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. 

 44 Aad van Toor

Aad van Toor
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: October 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands

 45 Kimee Balmilero

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

 46 Ishirō Honda

Ishirō Honda
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Famous As: Director
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. 

 47 Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gurdaspur, India
Died: February 23, 2004

 48 Hannah Lux Davis

Hannah Lux Davis
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Famous As: Music video director
Birthdate: May 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellevue, Washington, USA

 49 Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: August 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France

 50 Sebastian Lelio

Sebastian Lelio
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: March 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina Mendoza, Argentina
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