Richard Marks

Editor, Producer, Second unit director
A three-time nominee for the Best Film Editing Oscar, Richard Marks came of age with the "new" Hollywood of the late 1960s, but, like his frequent collaborator in the 70s, Francis Ford Coppola, has gone on to prove ... Read more »
Born: 11/09/1943 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Editor (40)

How Do You Know 2010 (Movie)

(Editor)

Julie & Julia 2009 (Movie)

(Editor)

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Holiday 2006 (Movie)

Additional Film Editor (Editor)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Editor

Riding in Cars With Boys 2001 (Movie)

(Editor)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995 (Movie)

film editor (Editor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

film editor (Editor)

I'll Do Anything 1994 (Movie)

film editor (Editor)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

film editor (Editor)

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

Broadcast News 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

(Editor)

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

(Editor)

Song of Myself 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Editor

Lies My Father Told Me 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

Serpico 1974 (Movie)

Co-Editor (Editor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Three Tough Guys 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Parades 1971 (Movie)

(Editor)

Little Big Man 1970 (Movie)

(Associate Editor)

Alice's Restaurant 1969 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Show)

Editing
Producer (7)

How Do You Know 2010 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

As Good As It Gets 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

American Chinatown 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

I'll Do Anything 1994 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Other (1)

The Rain People 1969 (Movie)

(assistant editor) (Production Assistant)

Biography

A three-time nominee for the Best Film Editing Oscar, Richard Marks came of age with the "new" Hollywood of the late 1960s, but, like his frequent collaborator in the 70s, Francis Ford Coppola, has gone on to prove himself a master of the classical language. As Coppola was ingeniously reasserting the classical form with "The Godfather", Marks was cutting his teeth with his first editing job, "Parades" (both 1972). Two years later, they teamed up (with collaboration from Peter Zinner and Barry Malkin) to produce one of the most smoothly edited films of any period, "The Godfather, Part II", which not only functioned in the classical mode, but managed to cut between two time periods in an impressively modern fashion. Marks continued his association with Coppola and earned his first Oscar nomination for his stunning work on "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

In the 80s, James L Brooks superseded Coppola as Marks' most frequent collaborator. The editor garnered Oscar nominations for his first two assignments for Brooks, the Academy Award-winning Best Picture "Terms of Endearment" (1983) and "Broadcast News" (1987). Marks consolidated his position as a front rank editor with an associate producer credit on Penny Marshall's directorial debut, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986)--an acknowledged sign of his importance to the project--and reteamed with Marshall to edit her wildly popular "A League of Their Own" (1992). He went on to earn an associate producer tag on Brooks' "I'll Do Anything" (1994) and then co-produced "As Good as It Gets" (1997), in addition to editing both projects.

Relationships

Ben Marks

Father

Irene Marks

Mother

Leslie Sharon Marks

Daughter

Barbara Fallick

Wife
married on January 15, 1967

EDUCATION

City College of the City University of New York

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York
attended

Milestones

1997

Was a co-producer and editor for Brooks' "As Good as It Gets"

1994

Served as associate producer and editor on Brooks' "I'll Do Anything"

1992

Reunited with Marshall for "A League of Their Own"

1990

First credit as second unit director, "Dick Tracy"; also edited

1987

Reteamed with Brooks for "Broadcast News", garnering third Oscar nomination

1986

First credit as producer ("associate"), "Jumpin' Jack Flash"; also uncredited editor; film marked the directorial debut of Penny Marshall

1983

Initial collaboration with director James L Brooks, "Terms of Endearment"; earned second Oscar nomination

1982

Reunited with Ross for "Max Dugan Returns"

1981

Worked with director Herbert Ross on "Pennies From Heaven"

1979

Received first Oscar nomination for Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"

1976

Was editor for CBS special "Song of Myself", an historical drama based on Walt Whitman

1974

Reteamed with Coppola, editing the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "The Godfather, Part II"

1973

With Dede Allen, edited Sidney Lumet's "Serpico"

1972

First film as full-fledged editor, "Parades"

1969

Reunited with Penn as associate editor for "Little Big Man"

1968

Worked as assistant editor on Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rain People" and Arthur Penn's "Alice's Restaurant"

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