Robert Leighton (film editor)

Robert Leighton is a British film and television editor with more than 30 feature film credits since 1980. He has edited nearly all of the films by film director Rob Reiner, commencing with This Is Spinal Tap in 1984. He has also edited three films with Christopher Guest. His work includes hit comedies and mockumentaries such as This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and When Harry Met Sally... as well as classic dramas such as Stand by Me and the Stephen King thriller, Misery, which garnered actress Kathy Bates a "Best Actress" Oscar.[1] He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the feature film, A Few Good Men (1992).

Robert Leighton
Alma materLondon Film School
Occupationfilm editor

Leighton is an alumnus of London Film School.


Leighton's filmography is based on the listing at the Internet Movie Database.[1] The director for each film is indicated in parenthesis.

Awards and nominationsEdit

This list is based on the Internet Movie Database.[5]

  • 2001 - Best in Show - (Nominated) - ACE Eddie Award - Best Editing - Feature Film - Comedy or Musical
  • 1993 - A Few Good Men - (Nominated) - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ("Oscar") - Best Film Editing
  • 1993 - A Few Good Men - (Nominated) - ACE Eddie Award - Best Film Editing

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Robert Leighton on IMDb
  2. ^ Longworth, Karina (1 June 2010). "History According to Gone With the Pope". The Village Voice.
  3. ^ Muir, John Kenneth (2004). Best in Show: The Films of Christopher Guest and Company. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 77. ISBN 9781557836090.
  4. ^ Hurbis-Cherrier, Mick (2007). Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production. Taylor & Francis. p. 404. ISBN 9780240807737.
  5. ^