Arthur Schmidt (film editor)
|Born||Arthur Robert Schmidt
June 17, 1937 
Los Angeles, California
|Parent(s)||Arthur P. Schmidt
Madeline Schmidt Groenewegen
Arthur Schmidt (born 1937 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film editor with about 27 film credits between 1977 and 2005. Schmidt has had an extended collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis that extended from Back to the Future (1985) to Cast Away (2000).
Schmidt is the son of the distinguished film editor Arthur P. Schmidt; it is said that the son's education in editing began when he watched his father editing the film Sunset Boulevard (1950). Schmidt graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in English.
Schmidt received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Forrest Gump (1994). In addition to these Oscars, Schmidt has won several "Eddies" from the American Cinema Editors for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (with Craig Wood and Stephen E. Rivkin, 2003), Forrest Gump, and for a television special The Jericho Mile (1979). He has been nominated for major editing awards (including the BAFTA Award for Best Editing) for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Back to the Future (with Harry Keramidas, 1985), Last of the Mohicans (with Dov Hoenig, 1992), and Cast Away (2000). He was the executive producer for The Labyrinth (2010).
Filmography (as editor)
- Birthdate confirmed using the California Birth Index.
- Arthur Schmidt at the Internet Movie Database
- Lobrutto, Vincent (1991). Selected Takes: Film Editors On Editing (Praeger, Westport, Connecticut), p. 213. ISBN 978-0-275-93395-1
- The Labyrinth is a documentary short film about Marian Kolodziej's artworks, which relate his experiences as a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The film was produced by Ron Schmidt, Arthur Schmidt's brother, and involved two additional members of the Schmidt family in its production. See "The Labyrinth". Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Debruge, Peter (February 16, 2009). "'Wall-E,' 'Slumdog' win at ACE Eddies". Variety. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
- Buckner, Bonnie (2001). "Conversation with Arthur Schmidt," The Motion Picture Editors Guild Magazine Vol. 22, No. 2 (May/June 2001). Online version retrieved Dec. 15, 2007.
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