University of Oregon

College of Design

Joe Hutshing

Joe Hutsching - 2009 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal Recipient

Joe Hutshing is a motion picture film editor and is best known for working multiple times with film directors Oliver Stone, Cameron Crowe and Nancy Meyers.  He has also edited films with such notable directors as Robert Redford, Spike Jonze, Curtis Hanson, John Woo, Larry Kasdan and Adrian Lyne.  Hutshing is a 1980 graduate of the Department of Art.

JFK - Joe HutshingAfter several assisting jobs, Hutshing was asked to be the head or “first” assistant on Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street”. Due to a change in release dates compressing an already tight schedule, Stone had to hire an additional editor.  Hutshing was promoted, and stayed with Stone as a full editor for his next four films … “Talk Radio”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, “The Doors” and “JFK”.  Hutshing was nominated and won Oscars for both “Born on the Fourth of July” and “JFK”.  For “JFK” he also received a British Academy Award and the highest award an editor can receive from his fellow editors, the ACE Eddy.

Almost Famous - Joe HutshingThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinema Editors are both honor societies that asked Hutshing to join in 1991.  Since then he has garnered two more Academy Award nominations for Cameron Crowe’s “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous”, garnering ACE nominations for both and winning another ACE Eddy for “Almost Famous”.  In 2003 he won an Emmy Award for editing HBO’s “Live From Baghdad”, which also won for Best Director.  In 2007 he was named “Editor of the Year” at the Hollywood Film Festival.

In 2008 Hutshing teamed up again with Oliver Stone on “W”, about the life of George W. Bush, and is currently working on his third film with Nancy Meyers, having previously edited “Something’s Gotta Give” and “The Holiday”.