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Randy Thom

Randy Thom
Occupation Sound designer
Years active 1979-present

Randy Thom is a sound designer, and is the current Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound.

He has worked on many award winning films including Star Wars Episodes V & VI, Temple of Doom, and the second and fourth Harry Potter films.


Thom started his career with a spontaneous walk-in on the stereo mix session of American Graffiti. Thom introduced himself to Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Mark Berger. He simply stated:
Hi, I'm Randy. I've been working for a radio station in Berkeley, and I want to work in Film Sound.[1]

It was at this point when Walter Murch gave Randy a chance to sit in on a few mix sessions. He would go on to work his first sound job for Apocalypse Now. His second sound job would prove to be a strong turn in his career, as he assisted Ben Burtt in the Sound Effects Recording for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

In February 2010, Randy Thom was honored with the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award.

In 2013 he joined the International Samobor Film Music Festival as a Board Member.[2]



Academy Awards

  • Nominated for:

Honorary awards

  • 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.

External links


  1. ^ 2010 CAS Career Achievement Speech –
  2. ^
  3. ^ In 2014 Randy received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
  4. ^ a b c "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  5. ^ a b "The 80th Academy Awards (2008) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  6. ^ a b "The 77th Academy Awards (2005) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  7. ^ "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  8. ^ "The 70th Academy Awards (1998) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  9. ^ a b "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  10. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
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