Tom Fleischman
Tom Fleischman at Portuguese Cinemateca.jpg
Fleischman in 2018
Thomas Allen Fleischman

(1951-09-15) September 15, 1951 (age 70)
OccupationSound engineer
Years active1978-present

Tom Fleischman (born September 15, 1951) is an American sound engineer and re-recording mixer. He is the son of film editor Dede Allen, and documentary producer, director, and writer Stephen Fleischman. He has worked on over 170 films since 1978. He won an Academy Award in 2011 in the category Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for Hugo and has received four other Oscar nominations for Reds (1982), The Silence of the Lambs (1992), Gangs of New York (2003), and The Aviator (2004).

In addition to his work in feature films, he has also done work in television, winning five Emmy Awards in 1986 for ABC Afterschool Specials: Can A Guy Say No, in 2006 for Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, in 2013 for History of the Eagles, Boardwalk Empire: The Milkmaid's Lot, in 2019 for Free Solo and also garnered Emmy nominations for Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire. He resigned his membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on 5 March 2022, citing changes to the broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards Ceremony where eight categories including Best Sound were not presented live but rather during the commercial breaks.[3][4]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Interview with Tom Fleischman". mixonline. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Re-Recording Mixer Tom Fleischman, Cas, Honored with Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award". August 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (March 5, 2022). "Oscar Winner Tom Fleischman Resigns From Motion Picture Academy Over Controversial Telecast Plans (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  4. ^ Haring, Bruce (March 5, 2022). "Oscar-Winning Sound Mixer Tom Fleischman Resigns From AMPAS Over Its Televised Category Plans". Deadline. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  5. ^ "The 54th Academy Awards (1982) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  6. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "The 75th Academy Awards (2003) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "The 77th Academy Awards (2005) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  9. ^ "The 84th Academy Awards (2012) Nominees". Retrieved January 26, 2012.