Stephen Mirrione has been a successful film editor since the late 1990’s. Known for his collaborative style, he has worked on multiple films with directors Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, among others. Mirrione has been nominated for and won numerous awards for his work with his most notable achievement winning an Academy Award in 2001 for film editing “Traffic”.
In addition to “Traffic”, Mirrone’s portfolio of film editing includes critical and commercial successes, such as “The Hunger Games”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”, and “The Revenant”. He has received more than ten awards and been nominated for more than 60 awards throughout his career. Recognition has come from the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), American Cinema Editors, Cannes Film Festival, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, among other organizations and film festivals.
Stephen Mirrione is a successful film editor partly due to his degree from the University of California. Mirrione was born in 1969 in California and graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in film in 1991. Mirrione then moved to Hollywood to break into the entertainment industry. His strategy was to help film students on projects and graduate theses at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California with film editing. This effort led to his collaboration with director Doug Liman on his first feature films—”Getting In”, “Swingers” and “Go”. This work provided exposure to well-known director Steven Soderbergh, who attended the premier of “Go” and sought out Mirrione.
Mirrone’s work with Steven Soderbergh—”Traffic”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Ocean’s Thirteen”, “The Informant!”, and “Contagion”—has collectively grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide. Films he edited for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu—”21 Grams”, “Babel”, “Biutiful”, “Birdman”, and “The Revenant”—grossed more than $850 million worldwide. For “Babel” and “Birdman”, Mirrione collaborated with film editor Douglas Crise.