Paul Rubell

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Paul Rubell is a film editor. His career spans 25 years in both film and television.

Rubell obtained his bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rubell worked for a time with editor Lou Lombardo. His first editing credit was for the film The Final Terror (1983). He worked for about ten years on films and programming for television before returning to feature films as the editor for The Island of Dr. Moreau.[1]

Rubell has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.[2]



Year Film Director Other notes
1983 The Final Terror Andrew Davis Co-edited with Erica Flaum
1984 The Stone Boy Christopher Cain N/A
1992 Ruby Cairo Graeme Clifford Co-edited with Caroline Biggerstaff and Mark Winitsky
1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau John Frankenheimer Co-edited with Adam P. Scott and Thom Noble(uncredited)
1998 Blade Stephen Norrington N/A
1999 The Insider Michael Mann Co-edited with David Rosenbloom and William Goldenberg
First Collaboration with Michael Mann
2000 The Cell Tarsem Singh Co-edited with Robert Duffy
2002 XXX Rob Cohen Co-edited with Chris Lebenzon and Joel Negron
Simone Andrew Niccol N/A
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Stephen Norrington N/A
Peter Pan P.J. Hogan Additional Editor
2004 Collateral Michael Mann Co-edited with Jim Miller
Second Collaboration with Michael Mann
2005 The Island Michael Bay Co-edited with Christian Wagner
Additional editing by John Murray, Roger Barton and Tom Muldoon
First Collaboration with Michael Bay
2006 Miami Vice Michael Mann Co-edited with William Goldenberg
Third Collaboration with Michael Mann
2007 Transformers Michael Bay Co-edited with Glen Scantlebury and Tom Muldoon
Second Collaboration with Michael Bay
2008 Hancock Peter Berg Co-edited with Colby Parker Jr.
2009 Public Enemies Michael Mann Co-edited with Jeffrey Ford
Fourth Collaboration with Michael Mann
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Michael Bay Co-edited with Joel Negron, Tom Muldoon and Roger Barton
Third Collaboration with Michael Bay
2011 Thor Kenneth Branagh N/A
2012 The Avengers Joss Whedon Additional Editor
Battleship Peter Berg Co-edited with Billy Rich and Colby Parker Jr.
2014 Need for Speed Scott Waugh Co-edited with Scott Waugh
Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Co-edited with Roger Barton and William Goldenberg
Fourth Collaboration with Michael Bay
Seventh Son Sergei Bodrov Co-edited with Jim Page and Michael Kahn
2016 The 5th Wave J Blakeson N/A
2017 The Fate of the Furious F. Gary Gray Co-edited with Christian Wagner
2018 Bumblebee Travis Knight N/A


  1. ^ Kaufman, Debra (2005). "Cutting to the Chase: Veterans and Assistants on How to Get Ahead in Editing", Film & Video May 1, 2005. Article archived at WebCite on 2008-07-07 from this original URL.
  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.

External links[edit]

  • Paul Rubell on IMDb
  • "Q&A: 'TRANSFORMERS' EDITOR PAUL RUBELL". July 1, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  • Essman, Scott (November–December 1999). "Delving Inside The Post-Production Of THE INSIDER". Motion Picture Editors Guild Newsletter. 20 (6). Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-08.