Joel Cox

Joel Cox

Highest Rated: 96% Unforgiven (1992)

Lowest Rated: 18% All Eyez on Me (2017)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1942

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Leading film editor has worked on most of Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts and other Eastwood projects since "The Enforcer" (1976). Cox began his career as a production assistant on Francis Coppola's "The Rain People" (1969). He moved to editing with "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975), and has since been one of Eastwood's core crew members, even working on former lover Sondra Locke's directorial debut "Rat Boy" (1986). As Eastwood's style has changed with his subject matter from film to film, so has Cox's editing, adapting with precision to the demands of the different genres--from the percussive, quick-paced actioners "The Enforcer" and "The Rookie" (1990) to the cool ease of the dark Charlie Parker biopic, "Bird" (1988) to the laconic Western classicism of "Unforgiven" (1992). The latter earned Cox his first Oscar.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% 64% Cry Macho Film Editor $10.3M 2021
77% 96% Richard Jewell Film Editor $22.3M 2019
71% 66% The Mule Film Editor $103.8M 2018
42% 62% Den of Thieves Film Editor $44.9M 2018
18% 53% All Eyez on Me Film Editor $44.9M 2017
72% 84% American Sniper Film Editor $350.1M 2014
51% 62% Jersey Boys Film Editor $47.0M 2014
81% 87% Prisoners Film Editor $61.0M 2013
51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Film Editor $35.8M 2012
43% 44% J. Edgar Film Editor $37.3M 2011
47% 38% Hereafter Film Editor $32.7M 2010
76% 75% Invictus Film Editor $37.5M 2009
81% 90% Gran Torino Film Editor $148.1M 2008
62% 82% Changeling Film Editor $35.7M 2008
91% 86% Letters From Iwo Jima Film Editor $13.8M 2006
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Film Editor $33.6M 2006
90% 90% Million Dollar Baby Film Editor $100.4M 2004
88% 89% Mystic River Film Editor $90.1M 2003
52% 40% Blood Work Film Editor - 2002
78% 53% Space Cowboys Film Editor $90.4M 2000
54% 49% True Crime Film Editor $16.6M 1999
79% 84% A Perfect World Film Editor $29.7M 1993
96% 93% Unforgiven Film Editor $100.0M 1992
86% 62% White Hunter, Black Heart Film Editor $1.7M 1990
83% 79% Bird Film Editor $1.5M 1988
93% 83% Pale Rider Film Editor - 1985
56% 54% Sudden Impact Film Editor - 1983
39% 56% Every Which Way But Loose Film Editor - 1978
75% 54% The Gauntlet Film Editor - 1977
68% 59% The Enforcer Film Editor - 1976
73% 73% Farewell, My Lovely Editor - 1975