Leslie Jones (editor)
|Parent(s)||Robert C. Jones|
|Relatives||Harmon Jones (grandfather)|
Leslie Jones is an American film editor with more than a dozen film credits and nominations for several major film editing awards.
Life and career
Jones is the daughter of film editor Robert C. Jones and the granddaughter of editor Harmon Jones, each of whom has been nominated for an Academy Award for editing. Early in her career, Jones was the assistant editor for her father on two films (See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), The Babe (1992)). She had several editing credits in the early 1990s for independent films and documentaries, and was the associate editor (with editor Billy Weber) on Grumpier Old Men (1995). Her first editing credit on a major studio film was for Murder at 1600 (1997), which she co-edited with Weber.
Jones and her co-editors Billy Weber and Saar Klein were widely recognized for their work on The Thin Red Line (directed by Terrence Malick- 1998). They were nominated for an Academy Award, an American Cinema Editors Award (Eddie), and a Satellite Award. Jones was again nominated for an Eddie for her work on Punch-Drunk Love (directed by Paul Thomas Anderson - 2002).
Filmography (as editor)
- Rules Don't Apply (with Billy Weber, Brian Scofield, Robin Gonsalves, Warren Beatty)
- 20th Century Women (Mike Mills)
- Inherent Vice (Anderson)
- In Secret (Stratton- with Celia Haining and Paul Tothill)
- The Master (Anderson)
- Little Fockers (Weitz)
- The Vampire's Assistant (Weitz)
- School for Scoundrels (Phillips)
- Starsky & Hutch (Phillips)
- Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson)
- CQ (Coppola)
- Woman on Top (Torres)
- The Thin Red Line (Malick)
- Murder at 1600 (Little)
- Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (Robinson)
- Angel Fire (Robinson)
- Ballad of Tina Juarez (Uribe)
- Torgerson, Liv (May–June 1999). "Conversations with Billy Weber and Leslie Jones". Motion Picture Editors Guild Newsletter. 20 (3). Archived from the original on 2006-03-23.
- Archerd, Army (1999-02-24). "Grammys take center stage". Variety. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
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