Zach S. Staenberg, A.C.E. (born August 1951) is an American film editor best known for his work on action films and the Matrix Trilogy. Staenberg won an Academy Award and two ACE Eddie Award for the editing of The Matrix (1999) and for HBO's Gotti (1996) for which he was also nominated for an Emmy. The Matrix films were written and directed by the Wachowskis, with whom Staenberg has had an extended collaboration dating from 1996. He is a frequent collaborator of director Andrew Niccol.
|Born||August 1951 (age 68)|
|Organization||American Cinema Editors|
|Known for||The Matrix Trilogy|
Lord of War
Staenberg has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.
Awards and nominations
- 1996 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: Gotti (nomination)
- 1996 American Cinema Editors for Best Edited Two-Hour Movie for Non-Commercial Television: Gotti (won)
- 1999 American Cinema Editors for Best Edited Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic: The Matrix (won)
- 1999 BAFTA Award for Best Editing: The Matrix (nomination)
- 1999 Academy Award for Best Film Editing: The Matrix (won)
- 2012 The Matrix was listed as the 25th best-edited film of all time in a 2012 survey of members of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.