Paul Clinton

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Paul Clinton (1953 – January 30, 2006) was an American film critic. He served as film critic for 20 years. He was the co-founder of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA).

Clinton was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University and then moved to New York City, where he became a page at NBC. He produced for The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder and then moved to Los Angeles to work on The Merv Griffin Show. Later he moved to KCBS-TV as an entertainment news producer.

In 1988, Paul Clinton began working on the Turner Entertainment Report and other media in the CNN family, where he started reviewing films. In addition to being a critic for, his radio reviews and "Paul's Picks" pieces aired on more than 100 stations domestically and internationally.

Clinton and film historian James Ursini did audio commentary on the 2005 DVD release of Dark Victory (1939) starring Bette Davis.[1]

Clinton died aged 53 on January 30, 2006 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.[2]


  1. ^ DVD audio commentary of Dark Victory (1939) by film historian James Ursini and Paul Clinton, 2005 edition, Warner Home Video
  2. ^ Leopold, Todd (2006-02-02). "Paul Clinton, film critic, dead". CNN. Retrieved 2011-09-13.

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