Frank Joseph Urioste (born April 28, 1938) is an American film editor with about 30 film credits. He has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, for RoboCop (1987), Die Hard (1988), and Basic Instinct (1992).
Urioste was born to Frank T. Urioste and Angelina "Angie" Saracino (1909-2006). He also has a sister, Carol. His father worked as an airplane bomb sight manufacturer during World War II, and shortly afterwards started at MGM, where he was a music editor for over 30 years.
The first film that Urioste edited was What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969). He continued to edit films during the 1970s, such as Midway (1976), Damnation Alley (1977) and The Boys in Company C (1978). Urioste has also worked in television; in 1979, he edited the television film, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In 1974, he edited the film The Spikes Gang. In 1979, he edited Fast Break.
In 1983, he edited Amityville 3-D. That same year, Urioste edited Trenchcoat, starring Margot Kidder and Robert Hays. Other films that Urioste edited during the 1980s include Conan the Destroyer (1984), Die Hard (1988) and Road House (1989). He also edited The Hitcher (1986), starring Rutger Hauer. Urioste was nominated for an Academy Award for his editing in Die Hard.
In 1993, Urioste edited Cliffhanger. That same year, he edited the film, Tombstone. In 1995, he co-edited Cutthroat Island. In 1996, he co-edited the film, Executive Decision, starring Kurt Russell.
In addition to film editing, Urioste has been the senior vice president of feature development at Warner Bros. since 1998. Urioste also served on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1994 to 1997 and is on the advisory board of the film editors branch of the Academy.
He is married to Gemma Urioste.
The director and release year for each film are indicated in parenthesis.
- What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (Katzin-1969)
- The Grissom Gang (Aldrich-1971)
- Get to Know Your Rabbit (De Palma-1972)
- The Hoax (Anderson-1972)
- The Spikes Gang (Fleischer-1974)
- Midway (Smight-1976)
- Damnation Alley (Smight-1977)
- The Boys in Company C (Furie-1978)
- Fast Break (Smight-1979)
- Loving Couples (Smight-1980)
- The Entity (Furie-1981)
- Amityville 3-D (Fleischer-1983)
- Trenchcoat (Tuchner-1983)
- Conan the Destroyer (Fleischer-1984)
- Red Sonja (Fleischer-1985)
- The Hitcher (Harmon-1986)
- RoboCop (Verhoeven-1987)
- Die Hard (McTiernan-1988)
- Road House (Herrington-1989)
- Total Recall (Verhoeven-1990)
- Basic Instinct (Verhoeven-1992)
- Tombstone (Cosmatos-1993)
- Cliffhanger (Harlin-1993)
- Terminal Velocity (Sarafian-1994)
- Cutthroat Island (Harlin-1995)
- Executive Decision (Baird—1996)
- Conspiracy Theory (Donner-1997)
- Lethal Weapon 4 (Donner-1998)
- Deep Blue Sea (Harlin-1999)
- The Thing (Heijningen-2011) (add'l editor)
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