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Born: November 10, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: editor, producer, second unit director

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A three-time nominee for the Best Film Editing Oscar, Richard Marks came of age with the "new" Hollywood of the late 1960s, but, like his frequent collaborator in the 70s, Francis Ford Coppola, has gone on to prove himself a master of the classical language. As Coppola was ingeniously reasserting the classical form with "The Godfather", Marks was cutting his teeth with his first editing job, "Parades" (both 1972). Two years later, they teamed up (with collaboration from Peter Zinner and Barry Malkin) to produce one of the most smoothly edited films of any period, "The Godfather, Part II", which not only functioned in the classical mode, but managed to cut between two time periods in an impressively modern fashion. Marks continued his association with Coppola and earned his first Oscar nomination for his stunning work on "Apocalypse Now" (1979).In the 80s, James L Brooks superseded Coppola as Marks' most frequent collaborator. The editor garnered Oscar nominations for his first two assignments for Brooks, the Academy Award-winning Best Picture "Terms of Endearment" (1983) and "Broadcast News" (1987). Marks consolidated his position as a front rank editor with an associate producer credit on Penny...

A three-time nominee for the Best Film Editing Oscar, Richard Marks came of age with the "new" Hollywood of the late 1960s, but, like his frequent collaborator in the 70s, Francis Ford Coppola, has gone on to prove himself a master of the classical language. As Coppola was ingeniously reasserting the classical form with "The Godfather", Marks was cutting his teeth with his first editing job, "Parades" (both 1972). Two years later, they teamed up (with collaboration from Peter Zinner and Barry Malkin) to produce one of the most smoothly edited films of any period, "The Godfather, Part II", which not only functioned in the classical mode, but managed to cut between two time periods in an impressively modern fashion. Marks continued his association with Coppola and earned his first Oscar nomination for his stunning work on "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

In the 80s, James L Brooks superseded Coppola as Marks' most frequent collaborator. The editor garnered Oscar nominations for his first two assignments for Brooks, the Academy Award-winning Best Picture "Terms of Endearment" (1983) and "Broadcast News" (1987). Marks consolidated his position as a front rank editor with an associate producer credit on Penny Marshall's directorial debut, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986)--an acknowledged sign of his importance to the project--and reteamed with Marshall to edit her wildly popular "A League of Their Own" (1992). He went on to earn an associate producer tag on Brooks' "I'll Do Anything" (1994) and then co-produced "As Good as It Gets" (1997), in addition to editing both projects.

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  Dick Tracy (1990) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

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1969:
Worked as assistant editor on Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rain People" and Arthur Penn's "Alice's Restaurant"
1970:
Reunited with Penn as associate editor for "Little Big Man"
1972:
First film as full-fledged editor, "Parades"
1973:
With Dede Allen, edited Sidney Lumet's "Serpico"
1974:
Reteamed with Coppola, editing the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, "The Godfather, Part II"
1976:
Was editor for CBS special "Song of Myself", an historical drama based on Walt Whitman
1979:
Received first Oscar nomination for Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
1981:
Worked with director Herbert Ross on "Pennies From Heaven"
1982:
Reunited with Ross for "Max Dugan Returns"
1983:
Initial collaboration with director James L Brooks, "Terms of Endearment"; earned second Oscar nomination
1986:
First credit as producer ("associate"), "Jumpin' Jack Flash"; also uncredited editor; film marked the directorial debut of Penny Marshall
1987:
Reteamed with Brooks for "Broadcast News", garnering third Oscar nomination
1990:
First credit as second unit director, "Dick Tracy"; also edited
1992:
Reunited with Marshall for "A League of Their Own"
1994:
Served as associate producer and editor on Brooks' "I'll Do Anything"
1997:
Was a co-producer and editor for Brooks' "As Good as It Gets"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
City College of the City University of New York: New York , New York -

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wife:
Barbara Joan Fallick. Married on January 15, 1967.

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father:
Ben Marks.
mother:
Irene Marks.
daughter:
Leslie Sharon Marks.

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