Hirsch began as a theatre director before transitioning into television play directing for BBC’s anthology series First Night and film directing with over 30 feature films under his direction.
Paul Hirsch may not be as widely recognized by moviegoers, like Brian De Palma or George Lucas are, but his name has been instrumental in some of Hollywood’s top productions.
Early Life and Education
Luca is an upcoming 2021 American computer-animated fantasy film directed by Enrico Casarosa for his feature directorial debut and written by Jesse Andrews, featuring Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer as main cast members. Produced by Andrea Warren and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Even though Luca Paguro has been told that life above water can be treacherous, he yearns to explore beyond his hometown of Portorosso in Italy where his family live in the waters near its coast herding goatfish.
Alberto Scorfano encourages Luca to venture above water, where he finds out that he and other sea monsters transform into humans when exposed to dry air. This gives Luca hope; he imagines purchasing a Vespa so that he and Alberto can travel together.
Hirsch is an award-winning film editor who has collaborated with directors such as Brian De Palma, John Hughes, and George Lucas – winning him an Academy Award for Star Wars in 1977! In his new book A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away, he details his extensive film editing career.
Hirsch writes in his book about editing as being both creative and technical at once, noting how its use can take a movie from good to great. With over forty films under his belt – including Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise, Carrie, Obsession Home Movies Blow Out Raising Cain among them – Hirsch has become an expert editor. He understands storytelling and character dynamics better than most directors which enables him to craft engaging scenes in films such as Sisters Phantom of Paradise Carrie Obsession Home Movies Blow Out Raising Cain among many more – making his use truly invaluable in their craft.
Achievement and Honors
Hirsch also earned television roles in anthology series like The Wednesday Play and Theatre 625 as well as ITV soap operas Crossroads (1973) and Emmerdale Farm (1976). Additionally, he directed one episode of the 1974 installment of The Spies.
Hirsch worked alongside such legendary actors as Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Russell Crowe, Mary Tyler Moore River Phoenix Susan Sarandon Cleavon Little Danny DeVito Eric Roberts during his professional acting career. Additionally he has collaborated with master directors like Sidney Lumet Roland Emmerich and Noah Baumbach.
He made headlines in 2016 with his reunion of cast members from Independence Day for its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence. A year later he appeared in James Burrows comedy Superior Donuts.
As Hirsch enters his 70s, it remains fascinating for him to explore the films that made him famous. He readily acknowledges he played an integral part in showing that sci-fi movies with action and comic elements can still prove extremely popular with audiences.
Hirsch has an exceptional understanding of what makes an excellent film, including a strong story and having directors that can guide actors through potential pitfalls that might affect their careers.
He understands that audiences have differing tastes and desires. He cautions against those who insist they alone know what constitutes good art, or who are too dismissive of newer work.
Neil Hirsch revolutionized the trading of government, fixed income, and foreign exchange securities. Additionally, he was an enthusiastic polo player and donated generously to numerous charitable causes including AIDS research centers, children’s hospitals, and cancer treatment facilities.
Hirsch stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 84 kg, boasting dark brown eyes and black hair. Additionally, he’s quite active online – boasting 4.6 followers on Twitter with the handle @barbareschiluca
His personal life remains highly confidential; however, little information has been revealed regarding his family or wife. Also unknown to most is his net worth or salary – however estimates put his estimated worth at $5 Million.