Joel Cox

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Joel Cox
Born (1942-04-02) April 2, 1942 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1969-present

Joel Cox (Born April 2, 1942) is an American film editor. He is best known for collaborating with Clint Eastwood in over 30 films.

Life and career[edit]

Cox has been working in film since appearing as a baby in Random Harvest (1942).[1] He started in the mailroom at Warner Bros. in 1961.[2][3]

His first film as an assistant editor was The Wild Bunch (directed by Sam Peckinpah, 1969). Cox has had a notable collaboration with Clint Eastwood that commenced with the 1976 film The Outlaw Josey Wales, for which Cox was Ferris Webster's assistant. Cox and Webster were co-editors on The Gauntlet (1977) and on several more of Eastwood's subsequent films. Starting with Sudden Impact (1983), Cox became Eastwood's principal editor. Cox has been quoted as saying that, over their 30-year partnership, Eastwood has re-cut only a single scene that Cox put together.[1] Gary D. Roach, who worked as Cox's assistant from the mid-1990s, has become Cox's co-editor on Eastwood's films since Letters from Iwo Jima (2006).

Cox won the 1992 Academy Award for Film Editing for Unforgiven.[1] He has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors.[4] On November 25, 2008, Clint Eastwood presented Cox the first Ignacy Paderewski Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named in honor of the piano virtuoso who called Paso Robles home, at the first Paso Robles Digital Film Festival.[5][6][7] He received a nomination for the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Changeling.[8]

Filmography[edit]

The 2008 Paso Robles Digital Film Festival provides a full filmography of Joel Cox as part of his Lifetime Achievement Award.[9]

Editor[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2014 American Sniper Clint Eastwood
2014 Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood
2013 Prisoners Denis Villeneuve
2012 Trouble with the Curve Clint Eastwood
2011 J. Edgar Clint Eastwood
2009 Invictus[10] Clint Eastwood
2008 Gran Torino[11] Clint Eastwood
2008 Changeling[12] Clint Eastwood
2007 American Masters Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends[13] Bruce Ricker (TV)
Clint Eastwood Producer
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima[14] Clint Eastwood
2006 Flags of Our Fathers[15] Clint Eastwood
2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That[16] Bruce Ricker (TV)
2004 Million Dollar Baby[17] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn
2003 The Blues: Piano Blues Clint Eastwood
2003 Mystic River[18] Clint Eastwood Original Music by Clint Eastwood
2002 Blood Work[19] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Terry McCaleb
2000 Space Cowboys[20] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Frank Corvin
1999 True Crime[21] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Steve Everett
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil[22] Clint Eastwood
1997 Absolute Power[23] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Luther Whitney
1997 Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall Bruce Ricker (TV)
1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta[24] James Keach
1995 The Bridges of Madison County[25] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Robert Kincaid
1993 A Perfect World[26] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Chief Red Garnett
1992 Unforgiven[27] Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as William 'Bill' Munny
Won the 1992 Academy Award for Film Editing
1990 The Rookie Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Nick Pulovski
1990 White Hunter Black Heart Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as John Wilson
1989 Pink Cadillac Buddy Van Horn Clint Eastwood as Tommy Nowak
1988 Bird Clint Eastwood
1986 Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sgt. Tom 'Gunny' Highway
1986 Ratboy Sondra Locke
1985 Pale Rider Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Preacher
1984 Tightrope Richard Tuggle Clint Eastwood as Capt. Wes Block
1983 Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan
1982 Honkytonk Man Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Red Stovall
1982 Death Valley Dick Richards
1980 Bronco Billy Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood as Bronco Billy McCoy
1978 Every Which Way but Loose James Fargo Clint Eastwood as Philo Beddoe
1977 The Gauntlet Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Ben Shockley
1976 The Enforcer James Fargo Clint Eastwood as Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
1975 Farewell, My Lovely Dick Richards co-edited with Walter Thompson

Editorial department[edit]

Year Film Director Job Notes
1988 The Dead Pool Buddy Van Horn supervising editor Clint Eastwood as Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
1979 Escape from Alcatraz Don Siegel assistant editor Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris
1977 March or Die Dick Richards assistant editor
1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood assistant editor Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales
1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins Dick Richards assistant editor
1974 The Terminal Man Mike Hodges assistant editor
1973 The All-American Boy Charles Eastman assistant editor
1973 Cleopatra Jones Jack Starrett assistant editor
1969 The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola assistant editor
1969 The Wild Bunch Sam Peckinpah assistant editor

Sound department[edit]

Year Film Director Job Notes
1969 The Learning Tree Gordon Parks sound assistant

Self[edit]

Year Show Episode Notes
2006 HBO First Look A Moment in Time... Flags of Our Fathers
2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Video
2002 All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger Video
2000 American Masters Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
1999 Hell Hath No Fury: The Making of 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' Video
1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards Winner: Best Film Editing
1993 Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso
1992 Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'

Awards[edit]

Year Result Award Category Recipient(s) Notes
2005 Nominated Oscar Best Film Editing Million Dollar Baby
1993 Won Oscar Best Film Editing Unforgiven
2005 Nominated Eddie Edited Feature Film - Dramatic Million Dollar Baby
2004 Nominated Eddie Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic Mystic River
1993 Won Eddie Best Edited Feature Film Unforgiven
2006 Won Hollywood Film Award Editor of the Year
2006 Nominated Satellite Award Best Film Editing Flags of Our Fathers
2004 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Film Editing Mystic River
2009 Nominated British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Award for Best Editing[8] Changeling Shared with Gary D. Roach

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kallay, William (2005-03-03). "American Cinema Editors: 2004 Oscar Nominees Discuss Their Craft At The Egyptian Theatre". From Script To DVD. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Santa Clara University Hosts Academy Award Winning Editor, Joel Cox." (Press release). Santa Clara University. 2005-05-16. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ Ohanian, Thomas (April 1998). Digital Nonlinear Editing: Editing Film and Video on the Desktop, Second Edition. Focal Press. pp. 122–123. ISBN 0-240-80225-X. 
  4. ^ "Directory Members". American Cinema Editors. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  5. ^ Fox, Matthew (2008-08-05). "Film festival comes to Paso Robles". Paso Robles Press. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Paso Robles Digital Film Fest will honor film-editor Joel Cox". FilmFestivals.com. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  7. ^ Linn, Sarah (2008-11-22). "Local film editor honored: Clint Eastwood kicks off paso robles film festival". The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-23. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b "The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2009". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  9. ^ "The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival announces the first Ignace Paderewski Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the World of Music and Movies, goes to Academy Award winning editor Joel Cox" (Press release). Paso Robles Digital Film Festival November 20–25. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Clint Eastwood's "Invictus" Will Open Nationwide on December 11, 2009". Reuters. 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  11. ^ "County Roundup". SanLuisObispo.com. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-17. [dead link]
  12. ^ Scott Foundas (2007-12-19). "Clint Eastwood: The Set Whisperer". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  13. ^ "Press Release: American Masters Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends". Thirteen/WNET New York. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ McCarthy, Todd (2006-12-07). "Letters from Iwo Jima". Variety. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  15. ^ McCarthy, Todd (2006-10-09). "Flags of Our Fathers". Variety. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  16. ^ "Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  17. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (2004-12-06). "Million Dollar Baby". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  18. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (2002-08-05). "Mystic River". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  19. ^ McCarthy, Todd (2003-10-09). "Review: Blood Work". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  20. ^ "Storyline: Space Cowboys". Warner Bros. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  21. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1999-03-15). "Review: True Crime". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  22. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1997-11-21). "Review: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  23. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1997-02-07). "Review: Absolute Power". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  24. ^ Turan, Kenneth (1995-09-15). "Movie Review: The Stars Fell on Henrietta". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-02-04. [dead link]
  25. ^ "Review: The Bridges of Madison County". Variety. 1995-01-01. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  26. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1993-11-29). "Review: A Perfect World". Variety. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  27. ^ Canby, Vincent (1992-08-07). "Review/Film: Unforgiven; A Western Without Good Guys". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 

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