Oscar Artists: Tom Rolf, Editor of Right Stuff, Dies at 82

Tom Rolf, who shared a best editing Oscar for his work on 1983 astronaut epic “The Right Stuff” and also edited “Taxi Driver,” “New York, New York,” “Black Sunday,” “Heaven’s Gate,” “Nine ½ Weeks,” “Heat” and “The Horse Whisperer,” among many other films, has died. He was 82.

Rolf shared his 1984 Oscar for the monumental effort required to edit “The Right Stuff” with Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter and Douglas Stewart.

In 1984, Rolf won an Eddie from the American Cinema Editors for his work on “WarGames.”

He worked on a number of films for Martin Scorsese, even though that director is usually associated with the editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Rolf had most recently worked on the critically lauded 2008 Russian film “Admiral,” directed by Andrey Kravchuk, and the TV series that subsequently grew out of the film.

He received a Career Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors in 2003.