American Cinema Editors (ACE) will honor veteran editors Richard Marks, ACE and Larry Silk, ACE with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Feb. 16, in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose bodies of work and reputations within the industry are outstanding. Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne and film critic Kenneth Turan will present to Marks and two-time Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple will present to Silk. As previously announced, Steven Spielberg will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor and ACE Eddie Award winners in nine categories of film, television and documentaries will be announced. The evening’s MC will be actor and comedian David Cross.
Marks has worked with a who’s who list of directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Elia Kazan, Sidney Lumet, Nora Ephron, Mike Nichols, Joel Schumacher, Oliver Stone and has edited every single film by the legendary James L. Brooks. Mark’s long-time collaboration with Brooks earned him three of his four Oscar nominations for Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good as it Gets. His first Oscar nomination was for editing Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, a shared editing credit with Walter Murch, ACE, Gerald B. Greenburg and Lisa Fruchtman.
In addition to four Oscar nominations, Marks has also received four ACE Eddie Award nominations for Apocalypse Now, Broadcast News, As Good as it Gets and, most recently, in 2010 for Julie and Julia. The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has honored Marks with four nominations for The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now and Dick Tracy. Marks was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy for editing the 74th Annual Academy Awards presentation.
Larry Silk, ACE, edited some memorable documentaries, including One Survivor Remembers, Marjoe, and American Dream, all of which won Oscars. Among his other credits are the 1977 film that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name, Pumping Iron, and Woody Allen: Wild Man Blues which was named Best Documentary of the year by the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 1997. Other credits include Johnny Cash! The Man, His Music, His World, Stripper, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in at the 1986 Sundance Film Festival, The Burning Wall which examined life and dissent in East Germany from 1949-1989, and Toots which was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review in 2007.
Silk spent the beginning of his career working for all the major networks, along with PBS and HBO, working on documentaries from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Some of those projects include Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, The Twentieth Century, F.D.R., Childhood, National Geographic Explorer, Defending Our Daughters: The Rights of Women in the World, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home and Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson, among others. He also edited several episodes of the Golden Globe award-winning series The Equalizer. Now retired, Silk teaches graduate film students at NYU.