Christopher Greenbury

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Christopher Greenbury, ACE (September 24, 1951 – January 4, 2007) was a British film editor with more than thirty film credits dating from 1979's The Muppet Movie.[1] With Tariq Anwar, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for American Beauty (1999), which he was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing.[2] American Beauty is a serious drama, but in general Greenbury edited comedy films, including six directed by the Farrelly brothers commencing with 1994's Dumb and Dumber.

Greenbury had been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors (ACE).[3]


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Based on Greenbury's filmography at the Internet Database.[2] The director and release date of each film are indicated in parenthesis.

Editing award nominations for American Beauty[edit]

In addition to winning the BAFTA, the editors of American Beauty were also nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing, an ACE Eddie Award, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, the Online Film Critics Society Award and the Satellite Award.


  1. ^ "Passages", Editors' Guild Magazine Vol. 28, No. 2, March–April 2007. Online version retrieved July 12, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Christopher Greenbury at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on March 4, 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • Greenbury, Christopher; Anwar, Tariq (March–April 2000). "Nominees for Best Achievement in Film Editing". Editors Guild Magazine. Motion Picture Editors Guild.  Greenbury and Anwar reflect on the editing of American Beauty, for which they had been nominated for the Academy Award. Greenbury was the original editor of the film, but left it for another commitment; Anwar then finished the editing.