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Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones
Born Robert Clifford Jones
(1937-03-30) March 30, 1937
Los Angeles, California
Occupation film editor
Professor at USC
Spouse(s) Sylvia Hirsch Jones
Children Leslie Jones

Robert C. Jones (born March 30, 1937) is a film editor, screenwriter, and educator. He received an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film Coming Home (1978). As an editor, Jones has had notable collaborations with the directors Arthur Hiller (seven films from 1967 to 1992) and Hal Ashby (4 films from 1973 to 1982).[1] Jones has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Film Editing (Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Bound for Glory (1976)).

Life and career

Jones served at the Army Pictorial Center from 1958-1960 as a film editor, editing Army training films, documentaries, and several segments of The Big Picture television program.[2]

Jones is currently a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California (USC).[3]

Jones is married to Sylvia Hirsch Jones, Ph.D, a psychotherapist. He is the son of film editor Harmon Jones, and the father of film editor Leslie Jones; all three editors have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.[4] Hayley Sussman, Ph.D., Jones' second daughter, is a psychologist like her mother.

In February of 2014, Jones was presented with the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award.


The director for each film is indicated in parentheses.


  • Being There (Uncredited) (Hal Ashby - 1979)
  • Coming Home (Hal Ashby - 1978). Academy Award and Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay.


Academy Awards

See also


  1. ^ Robert C. Jones at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Jones, Robert C. (2004). "Robert C. Jones". Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Robert Jones". University of Southern California. Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. 
  4. ^  

Further reading

  • Kaufman, Debra (April 2014). "The Art of Making People Think: Robert C. Jones: 2014 ACE Career Achievement Award Honoree". Editors Guild Magazine 3 (2). 

External links

  • Robert C. Jones as screenwriter
  • Robert C. Jones Awards
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