Kahn, Michael 1935–

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Kahn, Michael 1935–


Born December 8, 1935, in New York, NY.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Film editor.


Motion Picture Editor's Guild (member of the board of directors), American Cinema Editors.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award, outstanding achievement in film editing for entertainment programming for a special, 1976, and Eddie Award, best edited television special, American Society of Cinematographers, 1977, both for "Eleanor and Franklin," ABC Theatre; Academy Award nomination, 1978, Eddie Award nomination, 1978, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1979, all best film editing, for Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Academy Award, Eddie Award, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all best film editing, 1982, for Raiders of the Lost Ark; Film Award nomination, best film editing, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1985, for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; Academy Award nomination, best film editing, 1988, for Empire of the Sun; Academy Award nomination, 1988, Eddie Award nomination, 1988, and Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1989, all best film editing, all with Peter E. Berger, for Fatal Attraction; Academy Award, Film Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Eddie Award nomination, all best film editing, 1994, for Schindler's List; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best motion picture film editing, International Press Academy, 1998, for Amistad; Academy Award, Eddie Award, Golden Satellite Award, Online Film Critics Society Award, and Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, all best film editing, 1999, for Saving Private Ryan; Eddie Award nomination, best film editing for a dramatic film, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best film editing, both 2003, for Minority Report; Golden Satellite Award nomination, outstanding film editing, 2005, for War of the Worlds; Academy Award nomination, Eddie Award nomination, and Online Film Critics Society award nomination, all best film editing, 2006, for Munich.


Film Editor:

The Activist, Universal, 1969.

A Man Called Horse, National General Pictures, 1970.

Touch Me, 1971.

(With William T. Naud) Black Jack (also known as God Bless the Bomb and Wild in the Sky), American International Pictures, 1972.

Rage, Warner Bros., 1972.

Trouble Man, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, United Artists, 1973.

Black Belt Jones, Warner Bros., 1974.

Buster and Billie, Columbia, 1974.

Golden Needles (also known as The Chase for the Golden Needles), American International Pictures, 1974.

The Savage Is Loose (also known as Un salvaje anda suelto), Campbell-Devon, 1974.

The Trial of Billy Jack, Taylor/Laughlin, 1974.

Truck Turner (also known as Black Bullet), American International Pictures, 1974.

The Devil's Rain, Bryanston Pictures, 1975.

The Ultimate Warrior (also known as The Barony and The Last Warrior), Warner Bros., 1975.

The Return of a Man Called Horse, United Artists, 1976.

Zebra Force, 1976, Cannon, 1977.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (also known as CE3K, The Close Encounter of the Third Kind, and Watch the Skies), Columbia, 1977, special edition released as Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Special Edition.

Eyes of Laura Mars (also known as Eyes), Columbia, 1978.

(With Melvin Shapiro and Maury Winetrobe) Ice Castles, Columbia, 1979.

(And associate producer) 1941 (also known as The Night the Japs Attacked), Universal, 1979.

Used Cars, Columbia, 1980.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark), Paramount, 1981.

Poltergeist, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

"Kick the Can" segment, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Warner Bros., 1983.

Table for Five, Warner Bros., 1983.

Falling in Love, Paramount, 1984.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (also known as The Temple of Doom), Paramount, 1984.

The Color Purple (also known as Moon Song), Warner Bros., 1985.

The Goonies, Warner Bros., 1985.

Wisdom, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Empire of the Sun, Warner Bros., 1987.

(With Peter E. Berger) Fatal Attraction (also known as Affairs of the Heart and Diversion), Paramount, 1987.

Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Warner Bros., 1988.

Always, Universal, 1989.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount, 1989.

Arachnophobia, Amblin/Buena Vista, 1990.

Hook, TriStar, 1991.

Toy Soldiers, TriStar, 1991.

(With William Goldenberg) Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of the Andes), Buena Vista, 1993.

Jurassic Park (also known as JP), Universal, 1993.

Schindler's List, Universal, 1993.

Casper (live action and animated), Universal, 1995.

Twister (also known as Catch the Wind and Wind Devils), Warner Bros., 1996.

Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (also known as Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Jurassic Park 2, The Lost World, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2), Universal, 1997.

Saving Private Ryan, DreamWorks, 1998.

The Haunting (also known as The Haunting of Hill House, The Legend of Hill House, and La maldicion), DreamWorks, 1999.

Reindeer Games (also known as Deception), Dimension Films, 2000.

Artificial Intelligence (also known as A.I., A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence), Warner Bros., 2001.

Catch Me If You Can, DreamWorks, 2002.

Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Tomb Raider 2 and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die Wiege des Lebens), Paramount, 2003.

Peter Pan, Universal, 2003.

Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (also known as Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Lemony Snicket—Raetselhafte Eriegnisse), Paramount, 2004.

The Terminal (also known as Terminal), DreamWorks, 2004.

Munich, Universal, 2005.

War of the Worlds (also known as Out of the Night, Party in Fresno, and Uncle Sam), Paramount, 2005.

10 Items or Less, ThinkFilm, 2006.

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies, c. 2008.

Television Editor; Series:

Hogan's Heroes, CBS, between 1965 and 1971.

The Doris Day Show, CBS, between 1968 and 1973.

Television Editor; Miniseries:

"Eleanor and Franklin," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1976.

Television Editor; Movies:

Night Slaves, ABC, 1970.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, Starz!, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999.



Himself, The Making of "Jurassic Park," Universal Home Video, 1995.

Himself, The Making of "1941," Universal Studios Home Video, 1996.

Himself, The Making of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy, Paramount Home Video, 2003.

Himself, Scoring "War of the Worlds," DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2005.

Himself, Munich: Editing, Sound and Music, Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Himself, Munich: The Experience, Universal Studios Home Video, 2006.

Video Games:

Voice of himself, Steven Spielberg's "Director's Chair," Microsoft, 1996.



(Contributor) Vincent LoBrutto, Selected Takes—Film Editors on Editing, Praeger Publishers, 1991.