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Name  Jay Cassidy
Role  Film Editor
Books  Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever

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Awards  Satellite Award for Best Editing, Eddie Award for Best Edited Documentary
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Film Editing, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Editing
Similar People  Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten, Jonathan Gordon, Judy Becker, Eric Singer

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Jay Cassidy is an American film editor with more than 30 credits since 1978.


Cassidy began his career in the 1970s working on documentaries and political advertising. He has had a notable collaboration with Sean Penn, having edited all of the films directed by Penn. Early in his career, Cassidy edited the documentary film High Schools (1984) that was directed by Charles Guggenheim; more recently he has edited several documentaries by Guggenheim's son Davis Guggenheim, including An Inconvenient Truth (2006).

Cassidy was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing and for an ACE Eddie Award for Into the Wild (directed by Sean Penn - 2007). In 2012, he was nominated for his second Academy Award for Film Editing for Silver Linings Playbook, and won the Satellite Award for Best Editing. He won the Eddie for Best Documentary Editing for An Inconvenient Truth (directed by Davis Guggenheim - 2006). Both High Schools and An Inconvenient Truth were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and An Inconvenient Truth won the award.

Cassidy has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.

Cassidy received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan circa 1972. Cassidy won The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #39, February 27, 2006. The winning entry ran in the March 27, 2006 issue of The New Yorker.

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  • A Star Is Born (2018)
  • The Last Face (2016)
  • Joy (2015)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  • Seeking Justice (2011)
  • Waiting for Superman (2010)
  • Conviction (2010)
  • Brothers (2009)
  • Johnny Got His Gun (2008)
  • A Mother's Promise: Barack Obama Bio Film (2008)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • First Snow (2006)
  • An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
  • Tuck Everlasting (2002)
  • 11'09"01 September 11 (2002)
  • The Pledge (2001)
  • Gossip (2000)
  • Urban Legend (1998)
  • The Replacement Killers (1998)
  • Albino Alligator (1996)
  • The Crossing Guard (1995)
  • Brainscan (1994)
  • Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
  • The Indian Runner (1991)
  • Norman and the Killer (1991)
  • Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Aloha Summer (1988)
  • The Making of Liberty (1986)
  • Roadhouse 66 (1984)
  • High Schools (1983)
  • Waltz Across Texas (1982)
  • The End of August (1982)
  • HR 6161: An Act of Congress (1979)
  • Almost Crying (1978)
  • The Thorn (1974)
  • Jerusalem Lives (1973)
  • References

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