Alan Robert Murray

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Alan Robert Murray

Alan Robert Murray

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Alan Robert Murray

Date of Passing: February 24, 2021
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Alan Robert Murray was an American sound editor.

Murray started his career at Paramount in 1970, where he was mentored by sound editor Howard Beals, who worked with filmmakers from Cecil B. DeMille to Francis Ford Coppola during his five-decade career.

A few of Murray's early credits include The Warriors, Escape From Alcatraz, North Dallas Forty, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and National Lampoon's Vacation.

Alan Robert Murray was an American sound editor.

Murray started his career at Paramount in 1970, where he was mentored by sound editor Howard Beals, who worked with filmmakers from Cecil B. DeMille to Francis Ford Coppola during his five-decade career.

A few of Murray's early credits include The Warriors, Escape From Alcatraz, North Dallas Forty, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and National Lampoon's Vacation.

Murray was a frequent collaborator with Clint Eastwood and won Oscars for two Eastwood films, American Sniper and Letters From Iwo Jima. In all, he would collaborate with Eastwood on 32 films. Murray shares both of his Oscars with another frequent collaborator, Bub Asman, with whom he worked on over 50 films.

Murray also holds the record for the most Oscar nominations by a sound editor with 10 nominations, surpassing Richard Hymns' nine nominations after Murray was nominated for Joker in 2020. A few of the other films for which Murray received nominations include Lethal Weapon 2, Eraser, Space Cowboys, Flags of Our Fathers, and Sicario.

Murray worked on numerous TV movies, as well as Paramount Network's series Yellowstone (with Kevin Costner).

Murray died February 24, 2021. He was 66.

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