Walter Murch

Walter Murch

Highest Rated: 100% Coup 53 (2019)

Lowest Rated: 26% Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1943

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This acclaimed behind-the-scenes figure has enjoyed mutually beneficial long-term collaborations with filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and USC film school classmate George Lucas. Skilled as both a film and sound editor, Murch played an important role in the creation of some of the signature films of the 1970s including "American Graffiti" (1973), "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979). Even after his ten-year association with American Zoetrope ended, Murch continued to work with Coppola and Lucas on later projects. Moreover, he has remained a leading technician in 90s Hollywood. His sound editing was central to the artistic success of Coppola's "The Conversation" (1974), an absorbing character study which ruminated expressively on the implications of high-tech eavesdropping and voyeurism. Murch earned an Oscar nod for his work on this modern classic. He won the coveted statuette for Best Sound with the hallucinatory aural design of the director's Vietnam epic, "Apocalypse Now" (1979). As a film editor, Murch garnered Oscar nominations for Fred Zinnemann's "Julia" (1977), "Apocalypse Now," Jerry Zucker's "Ghost" (1990) and "The Godfather, Part III" (also 1990). More recent credits include Zucker's Arthurian epic "First Knight" (1995) and Anthony Minghella's period romantic drama "The English Patient" (1996). For the latter, Murch performed double duty as editor and sound technician and became the first person to earn Oscars in both categories for the same film.

Highest Rated Movies



100% 87% Coup 53 Unknown (Character),
Film Editor
- 2019
88% 79% 78/52 Himself (Character) $30.3K 2017
50% 49% Tomorrowland Film Editor $93.4M 2015
96% 83% Particle Fever Film Editor $869.8K 2013
34% 33% The Wolfman Film Editor $61.9M 2010
71% 70% Tetro Film Editor $438.4K 2009
61% 68% Jarhead Film Editor $62.6M 2005
61% 52% K-19: The Widowmaker Film Editor $35.2M 2002
83% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Film Editor $81.3M 1999
85% 83% The English Patient Film Editor $78.7M 1996
26% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Film Editor $3.3M 1993
68% 62% The Godfather, Part III Film Editor $64.6M 1990
74% 80% Ghost Film Editor $214.3M 1990
85% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Film Editor $9.3M 1988
53% 71% Return to Oz Director,
- 1985
93% 91% Apocalypse Now Redux Film Editor - 1979
98% 94% Apocalypse Now Film Editor $78.8M 1979
86% 74% THX-1138 Writer - 1971
95% 92% Touch of Evil Film Editor - 1958


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