Arthur “Artie” R. Schmidt, who received Oscars for modifying Robert Zemeckis movies “Forrest Gump” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” died Saturday at his residence in Santa Barbara. He was 86.
Schmidt and Zemeckis have been longtime collaborators, having labored on a complete of ten movies collectively, together with “Forrest Gump” (1994), the “Again to the Future” trilogy (1985-1990), “Forged Away” (2000), and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988). Different distinguished movies Schmidt labored on embody “Jaws 2” (1978), “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980), for which he was Oscar-nommed; “The Final of the Mohicans” (1992), “Demise Turns into Her” (1992), “Addams Household Values” (1993) and “Contact” (1997). He was additionally introduced on to assist with “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) within the midst of its manufacturing.
Moreover, Schmidt collaborated with director Mike Nichols on three movies: “The Fortune” (1975) “The Birdcage” (1996), and “Main Colours” (1998). He additionally took on the problem of modifying a movie that mixes each animation and live-action: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
Schmidt was born in Los Angeles on June 17, 1937. His father, Arthur P. Schmidt, was additionally a lauded movie editor, having labored on basic movies like “Sundown Boulevard” (1950), “Sabrina” (1954) and “Some Prefer it Sizzling” (1959). Following his father’s dying on the age of 52, Paramount provided Schmidt an apprenticeship in 1965, and it was then that he started to hold on the household legacy of modifying. Early movies he assisted with have been “Little Massive Man” (1970) and “Marathon Man” (1976), beneath acclaimed editors Dede Allen and Jim Clark, respectively. Over the course of his profession, he labored with each movie and digital, adapting from one medium to the opposite as know-how shifted.
In 2009, Zemeckis introduced Schmidt with the American Cinema Editors Profession Achievement Award.
Schmidt is survived by his spouse Susan Craig Schmidt, his brothers Fr. Ron Schmidt and Greg Schmidt, and 4 nieces and 4 nephews, lots of whom proceed the household legacy of working within the movie trade.