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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: editor, actor

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Distinguished editor Paul Hirsch's notable credits include his work with directors George Lucas, John Hughes, Herbert Ross, and his most frequent collaborator, Brian De Palma. Known more for his artful handling of action and suspense than his underused comic proficiency, Hirsch emerged as one of the leading editors of modern cinema, working steadily throughout his career and turning out a great number of celebrated motion pictures.

Distinguished editor Paul Hirsch's notable credits include his work with directors George Lucas, John Hughes, Herbert Ross, and his most frequent collaborator, Brian De Palma. Known more for his artful handling of action and suspense than his underused comic proficiency, Hirsch emerged as one of the leading editors of modern cinema, working steadily throughout his career and turning out a great number of celebrated motion pictures.

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 I Love Trouble (1994) Man On Plane
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1970:
Feature debut, served as editor in first collaboration with Brian De Palma, "Hi, Mom!"; also acted
1973:
Reteamed with De Palma for the thriller "Sisters"
1974:
Edited De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise", a rock musical loosely based on "The Phantom of the Opera", starring William Finley and Paul Williams
1976:
Fourth and fifth collaborations with De Palma, on the horror classic "Carrie" and the thriller "Obsession"
1977:
Edited George Lucas' groundbreaking "Star Wars"; shared the Academy Award
1978:
Sixth collaboration with De Palma, on the violent thriller "The Fury"
1980:
Edited the successful "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back"
1982:
Was the editor of "The Crate" segment of George Romero's aptly titled horrorfest "Creepshow"
1984:
Collaborated with Herbert Ross on "Footloose" and "Protocol"
1986:
Edited the popular John Hughes comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
1987:
Reteamed with Hughes for "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
1987:
Was editor of Ross' "The Secret of My Success"
1987:
TV debut, edited the syndicated sci-fi series, "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future"
1989:
Fourth collaboration with Ross, "Steel Magnolias"
1991:
Edited the Hughes production "Dutch"
1992:
After a 14-year absence reteamed with De Palma on the thriller "Raising Cain"
1992:
Appeared as himself in the documentary, "Music For the Movies: Bernard Herrmann"
1993:
Edited Joel Schumacher's gritty drama "Falling Down"
1993:
Worked with director Randa Haines on "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway"
1996:
Edited his eighth De Palma film, the action thriller "Mission: Impossible"
1998:
Was editor of Mikael Salomon's "Hard Rain"
1998:
Edited the Disney remake "Mighty Joe Young" directed by Ron Underwood
2000:
Again collaborated with Brian De Palma on "Mission to Mars"
2002:
Worked again with Ron Underwood on "The Adventures of Pluto Nash"
2004:
Edited Taylor Hackford's award winning "Ray" starring Jamie Fox as Ray Charles; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing
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