Walter Murch

Walter Murch

sound department, editor, editorial department

Walter Murch was born on Jul 12, 1943 in USA. Walter Murch's big-screen debut came with Touch of Evil directed by Orson Welles in 1958. Walter Murch is known for Cold Mountain directed by Anthony Minghella, Jude Law stars as Inman and Nicole Kidman as Ada Monroe. Walter Murch has got 19 awards and 28 nominations so far. The most recent award Walter Murch achieved is Camerimage. The upcoming new movie Walter Murch plays is Coup 53 which will be released on Aug 19, 2020.

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979), and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient (1996). Most recently he helped reconstruct Touch of Evil (1958) to Orson Welles' original notes, and edited The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Mr. Murch was, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, a founding member of northern California cinema. Mr. Murch has directed --Return to Oz (1985) -- and longs to do so again, but as an editor and sound man he is one of the few universally acknowledged masters in his field. For his work on the film "Apocalypse Now (1979)", Walter coined the term "sound designer", and along with colleagues such as Ben Burtt, helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level.

  • Birthday

    Jul 12, 1943
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
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Known For


19 wins & 28 nominations

Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity
Winner - Special Award
Locarno International Film Festival
Winner - Vision Award
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