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John Wright, Oscar-nominated film editor for 'Speed' and 'The Hunt for Red October,' dies at 79

John Wright for work on Jan de Bont Speed ​​ and Hunting for Red October And the Oscar-nominated film editor who edited one of six films for John McTiernan has died. he is13.

Wright died April At home in Calabasas after a battle with bone cancer, he 13 Jane Wright, wife of 2019, told The Hollywood Reporter .

Wright’s resume also includes other high-profile films such as Sam PeckinpahConvoy (1978), The Running Man by Paul Michael Glaser (1982), Stan Dragoti’s Necessary Roughness (1990), John Woo’s Broken Arrow (1998), X -Men (1998) by Bryan Singer, Glory Road by James Gartner (2008) and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk (2010).

He worked with director Mel Gibson on The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Apocalypto (2004); with Graeme Clifford in Frances ( 1979) and sparkling cubes (1987); with Randall Wallace at Secretariat (2013) and Heaven Is for Real ().

Wright in 1984 Emmy nominated editor My Name Is Bill W. by Daniel Petrie (Daniel Petrie) TV movie about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, starring James Woods and James Garner, was awarded two years later for cutting another CBS logo Celebrity Hall movie, Sarah, Plain and Tall , starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.

The latter was directed by Glenn Jordan. Wright also collaborated with Jordan on three other highly acclaimed made-for-TV movies: The Family Man, starring Ed Asner; 1987 of Heartsounds, starring Mary Tyler Moore; and 1976 The The Women’s Room, starring Lee Remick; and two features: Only When I Laugh (1980) and Mass Appeal (1987).

In The Hunt for Red October (1989) Afterwards, Wright and McTiernan on Last Action Hero (1990), Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995), This 20th Warrior (1998) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and Rollerball ( 2000).

Wright was born in Glendale, a graduate of Van Nuys High School, landed his first editorial job, television, at KABC. He then worked on specials with National Geographic and Jacques Cousteau, before serving as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1999’s Assistant Film Editor) and Bad News Bear ( 79).

That year 79 saw him in Acapulco Gold and Dogs

earned his first feature film editing credit, both directed by Burt Brinckerhoff.

Wright also cut 1976 CBS drama The Paper Chase and the movieSeparate Ways (1981), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze (1993), Deep Rise (1995) and Belfast Stories (2013).

In addition to his wife, survivors include his children, Amy and Cort, and his grandchildren, Edgar, Holden and Dash.



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