Awards & Winners

John Dunning

Date of Birth 05-May-1916
Place of Birth Los Angeles
(Southern California, Los Angeles County, United States of America, California)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as John D. Dunning, Jack Dunning, John Daniel Dunning
Profession Film Editor, Television Editor
John "Jack" D. Dunning was an American film editor who worked on several large-scale Hollywood movies from 1947 to 1970. He was an editor contracted to MGM Studios. He first garnered attention when the low-budget war film Battleground became a sleeper hit in 1949, earning critical praise and several Oscar nominations, including one for Best Film Editing. Dunning worked on the remake of Show Boat; Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Julius Caesar, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play; and the Southern epic Raintree County. In 1959 he won an Oscar for Best Film Editing, shared with Ralph E. Winters, for Ben-Hur. Dunning then moved to television, where he edited The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. John retired in 1970. John was married to Ruth Dunning. Together they had three children, John Dunning, Robert Dunning and Barbara Dunning. John and Robert Dunning run a winery in Paso Robles, California which Robert began on his father's property in Malibu. Barbara Dunning followed her father into the editing business, working as a freelance editor on films such as "Cocktail", "Green Card" and "Die Hard 2".

Awards by John Dunning

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Dunning.


Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Honored for : Ben-Hur

Nominations 1959 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Film Editing Ben-Hur


Nominations 1949 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Film Editing Battleground