George Watters II

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George Watters II
Born George Duncan Watters
(1949-09-19) September 19, 1949 (age 66)[1]
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Sound editor
Years active 1978–present

George Watters II (born September 19, 1949) is an American sound editor with more than 80 feature film credits.[2] He has won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing twice, for The Hunt for Red October (1990) and for Pearl Harbor (2001).

Watters entered the film industry in 1973 as an apprentice in the Television Sound Editing Department at Paramount Pictures. Following his apprenticeship, he became an assistant sound editor for feature films at Paramount; in a 2012 interview, he said, "At that time I had the opportunity to work a bit in picture editing and music editing, but I found I preferred sound FX editing. Sound is sculptural, imaginative, universal and for me the most creative medium." Watters' first credit as a Supervising Sound Editor was for American Hot Wax (1978). Watters worked at Paramount Studios until 1992. In his interview, Watters singled out his long relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer produced twenty-five of the films for which Watters was the sound editor, from Flashdance (1983) through Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).[3][4]

In 2012, Watters received the Career Achievement Award of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), which is an honorary society of sound editors based in the United States.[3][5]

Oscar Nominations[edit]

All of these are in Best Sound Editing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Duncan Watters". California Birth Index. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ George Watters II at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b A brief biography of Watters was published by the MPSE on the occasion of his career achievement award; see "2012 MPSE Career Achievement Recipient". Motion Picture Sound Editors. 
  4. ^ "Films crediting George Watters II and Jerry Bruckheimer". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  5. ^ Kilday, Gregg (January 8, 2012). "George Watters II to Receive Motion Picture Sound Editors' Career Achievement Award". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  6. ^ "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "The 63rd Academy Awards (1991) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "The 68th Academy Awards (1996) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The 71st Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "The 74th Academy Awards (2002) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The 76th Academy Awards (2004) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The 79th Academy Awards (2007) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 

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