Pietro Scalia is an Italian-American film editor. Scalia graduated from UCLA in 1985 with a Master of Fine Arts from the UCLA Film School.
He began as an editor on Andrei Konchalovski's Shy People. Later, he worked as an assistant editor for Oliver Stone for 5 years. Scalia worked on such films as Wall Street (1987) and Talk Radio (1988). He later continued as an associate editor on Born on the Fourth of July and as an additional editor on The Doors.
JFK was the first feature film that Scalia completely edited with his co-editor, Joe Hutshing. The duo was honored with an Academy Award for Film Editing. Scalia also received a BAFTA Award and A.C.E. Award for his work Hannibal ten years later.
He earned two more Academy Award nominations: first in 1997 for Good Will Hunting and second in 2000 for Gladiator, and a second Academy Award for director Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. He also edited G.I. Jane.
He recently finished Hannibal Rising, a movie that tells a story of teenagers Hannibal and Mischa Lecter after their parents are killed in World War II. It was directed by Peter Webber and released in 2006. Most recently, he worked with director Ridley Scott on American Gangster, which was released in late 2007.