Don Zimmerman


DON ZIMMERMAN (Editor) entered the business in 1969 as an apprentice editor in music and sound effects. He worked for the Mirisch Co. under Dick Carruth, Frank Warner and Jim Richards on films such as: The Hawaiians, Gaily, Gaily, Little Big Man, The Godfather, Where’s Papa and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Don became a picture assistant editor for Hal Ashby on films such as: The Landlord, Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Bound for Glory. After eight years in the industry, Don became a picture editor on the Hal Ashby film Coming Home, which earned him an Academy AwardÒ nomination. He also edited the film Being There for Hal. Don feels very lucky to have had Hal Ashby as a mentor and friend.

Other films Don has edited over the past 20 years include: Heaven Can Wait, Uncle Joe Shannon, Change of Seasons, Barbarosa, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Best Friends, Staying Alive, Teachers, Inside Adam Switt, Cobra, Over the Top, Roxanne, Fatal Beauty, Everybody’s All-American, The Package, Navy Seals, Flight of the Intruder, The Prince of Tides, Diggstown, Leap of Faith, Indecent Proposal, The Scout and A Walk in the Clouds.

In 1993, Don was lucky enough to meet and work with Tom Shadyac on his first feature film, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Don has since edited The Nutty Professor and Liar Liar for Tom. Don feels Patch Adams is Tom’s best work to date, and hopes to continue working with him in the future as it’s been a real pleasure!



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