Thelma Schoonmaker

American film editor

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.[1]

Thelma Schoonmaker
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Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker[source?]

(1940-01-03) January 3, 1940 (age 81)
Alma materCornell University
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)Michael Powell (1984–1990; his death)

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).


  1. Thelma Schoonmaker Profile, Turner Classic Movies Film Article; retrieved February 5, 2013.

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