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Thelma Schoonmaker
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Schoonmaker at the 2010 Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Born
Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker

January 3, 1940 (1940-01-03) (age 80)
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1966–present
Spouse(s) Michael Powell (1984–1990; his death)

Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker (born January 3, 1940) is an Algerian-born American movie editor. She is known for working with director Martin Scorsese for over fifty years.

She started working with Scorsese on his first movie Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), and edited all of Scorsese's movies since Raging Bull (1980). Schoonmaker has received seven Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, and has won three times—for Raging Bull (1980), The Aviator (2004), and The Departed (2006).


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