James Haygood is a film editor who has worked in the film industry since the late 1990s. He first began editing in the mid-1980s when he partnered with David Fincher, who was a music video director then. For Fincher, Haygood edited numerous music videos including Madonna's "Vogue" and The Rolling Stones's "Love Is Strong". The editor also worked on several TV commercials before editing several feature films directed by Fincher. Since working with Fincher, he has edited several feature films and continues to work on commercials.
Fight Club (1993) was listed as the 28th best-edited film of all time in a 2012 survey of members of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Haygood also worked as an additional editor on I Love Your Work (2003) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and also edited five episodes of the 2005 TV series Unscripted.