Robert Clifford Jones (born March 30, 1937) is an American film editor, screenwriter, and educator. He received an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film Coming Home (1978). As an editor, Jones has had notable collaborations with the directors Arthur Hiller (seven films from 1967 to 1992) and Hal Ashby (4 films from 1973 to 1982). Jones has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Film Editing: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Bound for Glory (1976).
Jones is married to Sylvia Hirsch Jones, Ph.D, a psychotherapist. He is the son of Canadian-born film editor Harmon Jones, and the father of film editor Leslie Jones; all three editors have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. Hayley Sussman, Ph.D., Jones' second daughter, is a psychologist like her mother.
In February 2014, Jones was presented with the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award.
The director for each film is indicated in parentheses.
Leslie Jones received an Oscar nom this year for editing "The Thin Red Line," while her father, Robert C. Jones, received a nomination for editing for "It's A Mad (4) World" in 1963 and her grandfather, Harmon Jones, received the same nomination on "A Gentleman's Agreement" in 1947.