Gary D. Roach

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Gary D. Roach
Born (1964-02-05) February 5, 1964 (age 53)
Occupation Film editor

Gary D. Roach (born February 5, 1964), sometimes credited as Gary Roach, is an American film editor. He is best known for collaborating with Clint Eastwood on 12 films.

Life and career[edit]

Roach began his career in 1996 as an apprentice film editor on Clint Eastwood's Absolute Power. On Eastwood's next film, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Roach was an assistant editor and became part of Eastwood's regular editing crew alongside Joel Cox. Roach went on to receive assistant editor credits on Eastwood's subsequent films True Crime, Space Cowboys, Blood Work, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Flags of our Fathers. Non-Eastwood assistant editor credits include Catwoman (2004). His first co-editor credit came with the Eastwood-directed Piano Blues segment of Martin Scorsese's The Blues film documentary series in 2003. Roach continued editing other documentaries, such as The Music Never Ends (2007).[1] Roach's first film editor credit was on 2006's Letters From Iwo Jima, which he shared with Joel Cox. His first solo film editor credit was on Rails & Ties for Alison Eastwood in 2007. In 2008, Roach shared editor credit with Joel Cox on Eastwood's Changeling and Gran Torino.[1] He and Joel Cox received a nomination for the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Changeling[2] and for the 2015 Academy Award for Film Editing for American Sniper.


Filmography[edit]

Editor[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2014 American Sniper Clint Eastwood
2012 J. Edgar Clint Eastwood as Gary D. Roach
2010 Hereafter Clint Eastwood as Gary D. Roach
2009 Invictus Clint Eastwood as Gary D. Roach
2008 Gran Torino Clint Eastwood as Gary D. Roach
2008 Changeling Clint Eastwood as Gary D. Roach
2007 American Masters Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Bruce Ricker (TV)
Clint Eastwood Producer
2007 Rails & Ties Alison Eastwood Robert Lorenz Producer
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima[3] Clint Eastwood
2005 Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That[4] Bruce Ricker (TV)

Editorial department[edit]

Year Film Director Job Notes
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Clint Eastwood assistant film editor
2004 Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood assistant editor Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn
2004 Catwoman Pitof first assistant editor
2003 The Blues: Piano Blues Clint Eastwood assistant editor
2003 Mystic River Clint Eastwood assistant editor Original Music by Clint Eastwood
2002 Blood Work Clint Eastwood assistant film editor as Gary D. Roach Clint Eastwood as Terry McCaleb
2000 Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood assistant editor as Gary D. Roach Clint Eastwood as Frank Corvin
Original Music by Clint Eastwood
1999 True Crime Clint Eastwood assistant film editor Clint Eastwood as Steve Everett
1998 Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years William Harper assistant editor video
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Clint Eastwood assistant film editor
1997 Absolute Power Clint Eastwood assistant film editor Clint Eastwood as Luther Whitney
1997 Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall Bruce Ricker assistant editor (TV)

Thanks[edit]

Year Show Episode Notes
2005 Budd Boetticher: An American Original Video
2000 American Masters Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

Awards[edit]

Year Result Award Category Recipient(s) Notes
2015 Nominated Oscar Best Film Editing American Sniper Shared with Joel Cox
2009 Nominated British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Award for Best Editing[2] Changeling Shared with Joel Cox

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gary Roach biography". Paso Digital Film Festival. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2009". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Todd (7 December 2006). "Letters from Iwo Jima". Variety. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 September 2008. 

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