Stuart Baird

Stuart Baird

Highest Rated: 94% Superman: The Movie (1978)

Lowest Rated: 10% Revolution (1985)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1947

Birthplace: Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, UK

Regarded as one of the finest editors of Hollywood action blockbusters, Stuart Baird's earliest credits came in an arena of filmmaking far removed from the invigorating car chases and thrilling combat sequences his post-production expertise made all the more dazzling. Serving as editor of Ken Russell's phantasmagorical rock operas "Tommy" (1975) and "Lisztomania" (1975) signaled a possible career path in the world of alternative film, but it was mainstream cinema where Baird's singular talents ultimately earned their greatest exposure. Thanks to what turned into a long association with Richard Donner, Baird's skillful assembling of the director's action blockbusters "Superman" (1978), "Lethal Weapon" (1987) and "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989) helped him develop a reputation as one that genre's premiere cutters. Baird was also soon pressed into service by heavyweight producer Joel Silver to act as a film doctor,working on such projects as "Tango & Cash" (1989) and "Demolition Man" (1993). He earned his first directorial job with the exciting thriller "Executive Decision" (1996). Baird later returned primarily to his previous position, where he proved to be a key component in the artistic accomplishments of the James Bond entries "Casino Royale" (2006) and "Skyfall" (2012). More so than any of his contemporaries, Baird demonstrated a remarkable ability to keep movies flowing and generating tension without sacrificing their narrative or visual lucidity.

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Credit
51% 55% Tomb Raider Film Editor $57.3M 2018
15% 67% Bitter Harvest Producer,
Film Editor
$557K 2017
16% 48% 47 Ronin Film Editor $38.3M 2013
92% 86% Skyfall Film Editor $304.4M 2012
26% 45% Green Lantern Film Editor $116.6M 2011
62% 59% Salt Film Editor - 2010
55% 49% Edge of Darkness Film Editor $43.3M 2010
34% 57% Vantage Point Film Editor $72.3M 2008
26% 48% The Legend of Zorro Film Editor $45.4M 2005
38% 49% Star Trek: Nemesis Director $500K 2002
25% 53% U.S. Marshals Director $57.8M 1998
65% 53% Executive Decision Film Editor,
Director
$55.7M 1996
51% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Supervising Producer $165.1M 1991
82% 77% Lethal Weapon 2 Film Editor $144.9M 1989
83% 74% Gorillas in the Mist Film Editor $22.6M 1988
81% 86% Lethal Weapon Film Editor $61M 1987
10% 32% Revolution Film Editor $295.3K 1985
67% 74% Ladyhawke Film Editor - 1985
56% 54% Outland Film Editor - 1981
84% 71% Altered States Associate Producer - 1980
94% 86% Superman: The Movie Film Editor - 1978
86% 80% The Omen Film Editor - 1976
70% 72% Tommy Film Editor - 1975

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