Arthur Schmidt, the movie editor whose decades-long collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis on classics reminiscent of Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Solid Away, Contact and all three Again to the Future movies gained him two Oscars, has died, Deadline has confirmed. He was 86.
Schmidt’s two Finest Movie Modifying Oscars got here for Roger Rabbit (1988) and Forrest Gump (1994). His different collaborations with Zemeckis included Loss of life Turns into Her (1992) and What Lies Beneath (2000).
“Arthur Schmidt was extremely proficient and a pleasure to work with,” Zemeckis stated in a press release to Deadline. “He was a real gentleman and I’m honored to have recognized him and to have created what we did collectively.”
Schmidt had a distinguished profession past that creative partnership.
He additionally labored with Michael Mann, Taylor Hackford, Michael Apted, Mike Nichols, Barry Sonnenfeld and lots of others — a lot of them greater than as soon as.
His father, Arthur P. Schmidt, was additionally an acclaimed movie editor who had lengthy collaborations with the likes of Billy Wilder – 5 movies, together with Sundown Boulevard – George Marshall and Jerry Lewis, on whose movies he was an EP.
Along with his Oscars, the youthful Schmidt gained ACE Eddies for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (with Craig Wooden and Stephen E. Rivkin, 2003), Forrest Gump, and for Mann’s The Jericho Mile (1979).
His different work features a record of tasks that could possibly be profession highlights for one more editor: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Fandango (1985), Ruthless Individuals (1986), The Rocketeer (1991), The Final of the Mohicans (1992), Addams Household Values (1993), The Birdcage (1996) and Major Colours (1998).
Schmidt acquired the American Cinema Editors Profession Achievement Award in 2009. It was offered by Zemeckis.