Tom Rolf

Swedish film editor (1931-2014)

Ernst R. "Tom" Rolf (December 31, 1931 – July 14, 2014) was a Swedish-American movie editor. He worked on at least 48 movies in the space of fifty years. His best known works were Taxi Driver (1976) and The Right Stuff (1983). He and his team won an Academy Award in 1983 for Best Film Editing for The Right Stuff.

Tom Rolf
Ernst R. Wolf

(1931-12-31)December 31, 1931
DiedJuly 14, 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 82)
OccupationMovie editor
Years active1957–2008

Rolf was born in Stockholm to actor parents. His father was Ernst Rolf and his mother was Norwegian-born Tutta Rolf. He moved to the United States and joined the United States Marine Corps.

Rolf died from problems caused by hip surgery on July 14, 2014 in France. He was 82.[1][2]


  1. Giardina, Carolyn (July 14, 2014). "Tom Rolf, Oscar-Winning Editor of 'The Right Stuff,' Dies at 82". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. "Oscar-winning film editor Tom Rolf dies aged 83". BBC. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014.

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