Michael Kahn

Editor
A winner of multiple Academy Awards, celebrated film editor Michael Kahn was best known for his longstanding partnership with filmmaker Steven Spielberg. After cutting his teeth in television editing the popular WWII ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1935

Filmography

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Bridge of Spies 2015 (Movie)

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Seventh Son 2015 (Movie)

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Pele 2014 (Movie)

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Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

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War Horse 2011 (Movie)

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

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The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

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10 Items Or Less 2006 (Movie)

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Munich 2005 (Movie)

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War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

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The Terminal 2004 (Movie)

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Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

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Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

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Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

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Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

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The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

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Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

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Amistad 1997 (Movie)

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 (Movie)

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Twister 1996 (Movie)

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Casper 1995 (Movie)

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Alive 1993 (Movie)

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Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

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Schindler's List 1993 (Movie)

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Hook 1991 (Movie)

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Toy Soldiers 1991 (Movie)

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Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

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Always 1989 (Movie)

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

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Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

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Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

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Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

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Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

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The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

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The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

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Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

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Table for Five 1983 (Movie)

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Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

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Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

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Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

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1941 1979 (Movie)

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Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

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Ice Castles 1978 (Movie)

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

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Eleanor and Franklin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Return of a Man Called Horse 1976 (Movie)

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Black Belt Jones 1974 (Movie)

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Golden Needles 1974 (Movie)

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The Devil's Rain 1974 (Movie)

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The Ultimate Warrior 1974 (Movie)

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Truck Turner 1974 (Movie)

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Buster and Billie 1973 (Movie)

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The Savage Is Loose 1973 (Movie)

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Rage 1972 (Movie)

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The Spook Who Sat By the Door 1972 (Movie)

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Trouble Man 1971 (Movie)

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Black Jack 1970 (Movie)

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Touch Me 1970 (Movie)

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Night Slaves (TV Show)

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Other (2)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

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Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

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Biography

A winner of multiple Academy Awards, celebrated film editor Michael Kahn was best known for his longstanding partnership with filmmaker Steven Spielberg. After cutting his teeth in television editing the popular WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" (CBS, 1965-1971) and a slew of B-movie quickies like "Black Belt Jones" (1974), Kahn picked up an Emmy Award for his work on the miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976). "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), his first collaborative effort with a young Spielberg, portended things to come and soon led to Kahn's first Oscar win for the swashbuckling adventure classic, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). His prowess on films as thematically and visually distinct as Adrian Lyne's polarizing psycho-thriller "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and Spielberg's WWII drama "Empire of the Sun" (1987) each earned Kahn an Oscar nomination that same year. Second and third Academy statuettes were picked up by the editor for a pair of WWII-centric masterpieces - the harrowing "Schindler's List" (1993) and the visceral "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), respectively. Alongside Spielberg, he continued to work at the forefront of technology and craft in films as diverse as "The Adventures of Tintin" (2011) and the presidential biopic "Lincoln" (2012). Although one of the most Oscar-nominated film editors in history, the prolific and seemingly tireless Kahn showed no signs of slowing, some 50-plus years into his astonishing career.

Bonus Trivia

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He is the most nominated editor in Academy Award history with eight nominations and three wins to date (12/09/2013)

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