- "I ended up winning an Academy Award for Star Wars before I'd even started thinking about winning Academy Awards."
- ―Paul Hirsch, about the unexpected success of Star Wars
Paul Hirsch (born November 14, 1945) is an American motion picture editor. He was an art history major who dropped out of Columbia University graduate school to pursue a career in editing trailers and montages. In the early 1970s he was introduced by his brother, Charles, to then-unknown filmmaker Brian De Palma.