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      Michael Kahn

      Michael Kahn

      Highest Rated: 98% Schindler's List (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 17% The Haunting (1999)

      Birthday: Dec 8, 1935

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A winner of multiple Academy Awards, celebrated film editor Michael Kahn was best known for his longstanding partnership with filmmaker Steven Spielberg. After cutting his teeth in television editing the popular WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" (CBS, 1965-1971) and a slew of B-movie quickies like "Black Belt Jones" (1974), Kahn picked up an Emmy Award for his work on the miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976). "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), his first collaborative effort with a young Spielberg, portended things to come and soon led to Kahn's first Oscar win for the swashbuckling adventure classic, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). His prowess on films as thematically and visually distinct as Adrian Lyne's polarizing psycho-thriller "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and Spielberg's WWII drama "Empire of the Sun" (1987) each earned Kahn an Oscar nomination that same year. Second and third Academy statuettes were picked up by the editor for a pair of WWII-centric masterpieces - the harrowing "Schindler's List" (1993) and the visceral "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), respectively. Alongside Spielberg, he continued to work at the forefront of technology and craft in films as diverse as "The Adventures of Tintin" (2011) and the presidential biopic "Lincoln" (2012). Although one of the most Oscar-nominated film editors in history, the prolific and seemingly tireless Kahn showed no signs of slowing, some 50-plus years into his astonishing career.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% 93% West Side Story Film Editing $38.5M 2021
      72% 77% Ready Player One Film Editing $137.0M 2018
      88% 73% The Post Film Editing $81.4M 2017
      74% 57% The BFG Film Editing $55.5M 2016
      91% 87% Bridge of Spies Film Editing $72.3M 2015
      89% 81% Lincoln Film Editing $182.2M 2012
      75% 74% War Horse Film Editing $79.9M 2011
      74% 74% The Adventures of Tintin Film Editing $77.6M 2011
      33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Film Editing $241.1M 2011
      37% 58% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Film Editing $90.8M 2010
      78% 53% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Film Editing $317.0M 2008
      81% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Film Editing $71.1M 2008
      63% 65% 10 Items or Less Film Editor $81.4K 2006
      78% 83% Munich Film Editing $47.4M 2005
      75% 42% War of the Worlds Film Editing $234.3M 2005
      61% 74% The Terminal Film Editing $77.0M 2004
      24% 44% Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Film Editing $65.7M 2003
      96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Film Editing $164.4M 2002
      90% 80% Minority Report Film Editing $132.0M 2002
      75% 64% A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Film Editing $78.6M 2001
      25% 27% Reindeer Games Film Editing $23.4M 2000
      17% 28% The Haunting Film Editing $91.2M 1999
      94% 95% Saving Private Ryan Film Editing - 1998
      78% 79% Amistad Film Editing - 1997
      54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park Film Editing $229.1M 1997
      63% 58% Twister Film Editing $241.7M 1996
      51% 49% Casper Film Editor $100.3M 1995
      59% 68% Alive Film Editing $36.3M 1993
      98% 97% Schindler's List Film Editing $96.6M 1993
      91% 91% Jurassic Park Film Editing $401.8M 1993
      29% 76% Hook Film Editing $116.3M 1991
      93% 54% Arachnophobia Film Editing $53.2M 1990
      65% 60% Always Film Editing - 1989
      88% 94% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Film Editing $195.1M 1989
      75% 72% Fatal Attraction Film Editing $154.0M 1987
      76% 90% Empire of the Sun Film Editing $22.0M 1987
      76% 94% The Color Purple Film Editing $93.4M 1985
      76% 91% The Goonies Film Editing $935.0K 1985
      83% 81% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Film Editing - 1984
      88% 79% Poltergeist Film Editing $121.8M 1982
      96% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Film Editing $248.2M 1981
      44% 48% 1941 Associate Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 1979
      94% 85% Close Encounters of the Third Kind Film Editing $3.1M 1977
      17% 35% The Devil's Rain Film Editing - 1975
      60% 72% Truck Turner Film Editing - 1974