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George Folsey

George Folsey

American film editor and film producer
George Folsey
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Intro American film editor and film producer
A.K.A. George Folsey, Jr., George J. Folsey
Is Film producer Film editor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 January 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Age: 81 years
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Children: Ryan Folsey
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George Joseph Folsey Jr. (born January 17, 1939) is an American film producer, editor, assistant director and cinematographer who frequently worked with director John Landis in the 1980s. Folsey was acquitted in a manslaughter case brought over the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two others in a helicopter accident on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Folsey is the son of George J. Folsey and father of editor Ryan Folsey.

Significant collaborations

With John Landis

Folsey Jr. edited or co-edited six Landis films: all productions from Schlock (1973) to The Blues Brothers (1980), Thriller and Coming to America. Folsey produced eleven films directed or co-directed by Landis (Schlock, The Blues Brothers, all films from An American Werewolf in London to Coming to America). He was also second unit director collaborated with Landis during his Trading Places, Into the Night and Three Amigos. His son, editor Ryan Folsey appeared in Landis's first feature film Schlock. Folsey's name is mentioned in a scene in Trading Places when Louis Winthorpe gives his coat to the coat attendant and says "good morning Folsey"

Selected filmography

As editor
  • Schlock (1976)
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • Coming to America (1988)
  • Bulletproof (1996)
  • Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
  • Dirty Work (1998)
  • Basic (2003)
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
  • Hostel (2005)
  • The Ringer (2005)
  • The Pink Panther (2005)
  • Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
  • Hostel: Part II (2007)
  • The Gray Man (2007)
  • Sex Drive (2008)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
  • Freeloaders (2012)
As Producer
  • Reboot Camp (2020)
  • This Is What Remains (2014)
  • Wendy Liebman: Taller on TV (2011)
  • Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003)
  • Fargo TV (2003)
  • Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997)
  • Grumpier Old Men (1995)
  • Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995)
  • Greedy (1994)
  • The Thing Called Love (1983)
  • Coming to America (1988)
  • Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
  • Three Amigos (1986)
  • Into the Night (1985)
  • Clue (1985)
  • Spies Like Us (1985)
  • Into the Night (1985)
  • The Making of 'Thriller' (1983)
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1983)
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • Schlock (1973)
  • Glass Houses (1972)
As Assistant Director
  • Three Amigos (1986)
  • Into the Night (1985)
  • Trading Places (1983)
As cinematographer
  • Bone (1972)
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