Stu Linder

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Stu Linder
Born Stewart Bridgewater Linder
(1931-11-08)November 8, 1931
Geneva, Illinois
Died January 12, 2006(2006-01-12) (aged 74)
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Occupation Film editor
Spouse(s) Cathy Fitzpatrick

Stewart Bridgewater Linder (November 8, 1931 – January 12, 2006) was an American film editor with 25 credits.[1] He shared the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the 1966 film Grand Prix (directed by John Frankenheimer), which was the very first film on which Linder was credited as an editor. Linder is particularly noted for his long collaboration (1982-2006) with the director Barry Levinson.[citation needed] Perhaps the best remembered film from their collaboration, which extended over 20 films, was Rain Man (1988), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Linder won an ACE Eddie award for editing this film, and was nominated for both the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Editing.[citation needed]


Linder died on January 12, 2006 of a heart attack, at the age of 74.[2]


The 2006 film Man of the Year starring Robin Williams is dedicated to Linder's memory. Stu was found dead at his hotel while shooting a movie with Barry Levinson. His co-editor, Blair Daily was the first on scene.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Stu Linder on IMDb
  2. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (February 9, 2006). "Stu Linder, at 74; film editor won Oscar". The Los Angeles Times. p. B11. Retrieved 2012-08-29.