JOEL COX (Edited by) has worked with Clint Eastwood for more than 30 years, most recently on the companion World War II dramas, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. Other standout credits include the films Million Dollar Baby, for which he earned an Academy Award® nomination; Mystic River; Blood Work; Space Cowboys; True Crime; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Absolute Power; The Bridges of Madison County; A Perfect World; and Unforgiven, for which he won an Academy Award® for Best Editor.
Cox has spent his entire career at Warner Bros., most notably on Eastwood’s films. The relationship began in 1975 when Cox worked as a assistant editor on The Outlaw Josey Wales. Since then, Cox has cut 20 more films that have, in some combination either starred, been produced or directed by Clint Eastwood.
Cox’s credits as co-editor with his mentor, noted editor Ferris Webster, include The Enforcer, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Escape from Alcatraz, Bronco Billy and Honkytonk Man.
Sudden Impact was Cox’s first film as editor, a title he has held ever since, including credits on Tightrope, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Bird, The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, White Hunter Black Heart and The Rookie.