Pisces Mar 07, 1935 Los Angeles Actor and Producer
Frank Mazzola is an American film editor with about fifteen credits dating from 1969. He edited several of director Donald Cammell's films, including the well-received "director's cut" of Wild Side that was released four years after Cammell's 1996 death.
Mazzola was born in Los Angeles, California. As a child and young adult, Mazzola worked as an actor. In 1955 he acted in Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean, Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood, and Dennis Hopper. He played "Crunch," a minor character, and is one of the last surviving cast members from that film.
In 1966 Mazzola started editing films. Since that time, he has edited Performance, The Hired Hand, Demon Seed, The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, and Wild Side, among others. He worked with director Donald Cammell on three of his four feature films. Mazzola pioneered the non-linear editing style in Performance and other Cammell films, as well as the lyrical style that is found in The Hired Hand.
Frank Mazzola has also been credited as film producer.