Paul Hirsch

Editor, Actor
Distinguished editor Paul Hirsch's notable credits include his work with directors George Lucas, John Hughes, Herbert Ross, and his most frequent collaborator, Brian De Palma. Known more for his artful handling of ... Read more »
Born: 11/13/1945 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Editor (47)

Warcraft 2016 (Movie)

(Editor)

Oldboy 2013 (Movie)

(Editing)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Source Code 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

(Editor)

Righteous Kill 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

(Editing)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

Deck The Halls 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

E-Ring 2005 (Tv Show)

Editor

Ray 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Fighting Temptations 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mission to Mars 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lake Placid 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mission: Impossible 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Falling Down 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

Raising Cain 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dutch 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Coupe de Ville 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Steel Magnolias 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Editor

Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Secret of My Success 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

(Editing)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Black Stallion Returns 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Creepshow 1982 (Movie)

("The Crate") (Editor)

Blow Out 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

(Editor)

Home Movies 1979 (Movie)

editorial consultant (Editing)

King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Fury 1978 (Movie)

(Editor)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Carrie 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Obsession 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Phantom of the Paradise 1974 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Money 1974 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sisters 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hi, Mom! 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (5)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Man on Plane (Actor)

Music For the Movies: Bernard Herrmann 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hi, Mom! 1970 (Movie)

Avery Gunnz (Actor)

Biography

Distinguished editor Paul Hirsch's notable credits include his work with directors George Lucas, John Hughes, Herbert Ross, and his most frequent collaborator, Brian De Palma. Known more for his artful handling of action and suspense than his underused comic proficiency, Hirsch emerged as one of the leading editors of modern cinema, working steadily throughout his career and turning out a great number of celebrated motion pictures.

Milestones

2004

Edited Taylor Hackford's award winning "Ray" starring Jamie Fox as Ray Charles; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

2002

Worked again with Ron Underwood on "The Adventures of Pluto Nash"

2000

Again collaborated with Brian De Palma on "Mission to Mars"

1998

Edited the Disney remake "Mighty Joe Young" directed by Ron Underwood

1998

Was editor of Mikael Salomon's "Hard Rain"

1996

Edited his eighth De Palma film, the action thriller "Mission: Impossible"

1993

Edited Joel Schumacher's gritty drama "Falling Down"

1993

Worked with director Randa Haines on "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway"

1992

After a 14-year absence reteamed with De Palma on the thriller "Raising Cain"

1992

Appeared as himself in the documentary, "Music For the Movies: Bernard Herrmann"

1991

Edited the Hughes production "Dutch"

1989

Fourth collaboration with Ross, "Steel Magnolias"

1987

Was editor of Ross' "The Secret of My Success"

1987

Reteamed with Hughes for "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

1987

TV debut, edited the syndicated sci-fi series, "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future"

1986

Edited the popular John Hughes comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

1984

Collaborated with Herbert Ross on "Footloose" and "Protocol"

1982

Was the editor of "The Crate" segment of George Romero's aptly titled horrorfest "Creepshow"

1980

Edited the successful "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back"

1978

Sixth collaboration with De Palma, on the violent thriller "The Fury"

1977

Edited George Lucas' groundbreaking "Star Wars"; shared the Academy Award

1976

Fourth and fifth collaborations with De Palma, on the horror classic "Carrie" and the thriller "Obsession"

1974

Edited De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise", a rock musical loosely based on "The Phantom of the Opera", starring William Finley and Paul Williams

1973

Reteamed with De Palma for the thriller "Sisters"

1969

Feature debut, served as editor in first collaboration with Brian De Palma, "Hi, Mom!"; also acted

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