Together with professional trailer editor Jeff York, Grace has released an amazing Star Wars mega-trailer, weaving all ten official Star Wars movies together into one big narrative that somehow never even mentions galactic trade agreements. Instead, Star Wars: Always manages to focus on the important themes that recur throughout all the movies, like freedom vs. fascism, the passing of lightsaber-shaped batons to younger generations, and most importantly, the willful denial of the existence of Jar Jar Binks. And impressively, it does all that in only five-ish minutes.
That shouldn't be such a surprise to anyone who has followed Grace's second life as a kickass editor who can slice the fat out of any bloated property with lightsaber precision. In 2012, he gained a bit of notoriety when he held a one-off screening of an edit called (and confusingly numerated) Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back, in which he turned the entire Prequel Trilogy into one 85-minute movie. And according to the Hollywood insiders who were present, it might just be the "best possible edit of the Star Wars prequels" -- which is less of a compliment than they probably meant it to be, but still.
But for Grace, editing movies isn't a career move, but a geeky hobby to help him clear his mind. Like a Hollywood Marie Kondo, he finds there's "something really zen" about de-cluttering his favorite movies. For instance, after he portrayed David Duke in BlacKkKlansman, he took some time to cut the entire Hobbit trilogy into a single two-hour movie just to exorcise America's most mayonnaise racist out of his mind.