Roger Barton (film editor)

Roger Barton (born July 1, 1965, in Los Angeles) is an American film editor.[1] He has worked on dozens of Hollywood films, including Titanic, Armageddon, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.[2]

Roger Barton
Born (1966-07-01) July 1, 1966 (age 56)
OccupationFilm editor
Years active19 2022-present
Jackie Volker-Barton 2022
(no value)
ChildrenAidan Barton

He is best known for editing large budget action films, such as those in the Transformers film series directed by Michael Bay.[2] Barton cites James Cameron’s original 1984 The Terminator movie as "one of the reasons I got into film—it had that big of an impact on me.” He eventually worked as assistant editor for two of the editors of Terminator series, Mark Goldblatt and Dody Dorn.[3]

His son, Aidan Barton, appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as baby Luke Skywalker and baby Princess Leia.[2][4]


Year Film Director Notes
1997 Titanic[4] James Cameron Associate Editor
That Darn Cat Bob Spiers
1998 Armageddon Michael Bay Associate Editor
1999 Detroit Rock City Adam Rifkin
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Dominic Sena
2001 Pearl Harbor Michael Bay
2002 Ghost Ship Steve Beck
2003 Bad Boys II Michael Bay
2005 The Island
The Amityville Horror Andrew Douglas
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith[4] George Lucas Barton's son, Aidan, portrayed Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa as infants[4]
Get Rich or Die Tryin' Jim Sheridan
2006 Eragon Stefen Fangmeier
2008 Speed Racer The Wachowskis
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Michael Bay
2010 The A-Team Joe Carnahan
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Michael Bay
2012 The Grey Joe Carnahan
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jon M. Chu
World War Z Marc Forster
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction[4] Michael Bay
2015 Terminator Genisys[4] Alan Taylor
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Joachim Rønning
Espen Sandberg
Transformers: The Last Knight Michael Bay
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Michael Dougherty
Six Underground Michael Bay
2021 The Tomorrow War Chris McKay
TBA Untitled film by Byron P. Howard & Jason Groh & Sean V. Jeffrey & Dan Fogelman & Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alexander Bar Byron Howard
Dan Fogelman
Alexander Bar
Jason Groh
Sean Jeffrey
Additional Editorial Support
Untitled musical film about a Latina princess John Musker
Ron Clements
Additional Editor


  1. ^ "Roger Barton". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media, LLC. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Roger Barton"., Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  3. ^ Goldman, Michael (July 22, 2015). "Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys". StudioDaily. Access Intelligence, LLC. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f De Lange, Sander (December 16, 2014). "Star Wars, A Family Affair". Retrieved December 31, 2018.

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