^The man has an awesome resume as an editor, including a long-running relationship with Richard Donner (editing The Omen, Superman,
the first two Lethal Weapon
s, and Maverick
), not to mention The Who's Tommy, Gorillas in the Mist,
and the recent Bond films Casino Royale*
Some people transition over from the editing booth and become good or even great directors (Robert Wise, David Lean, John Sturges to name a few). Baird won't be one of them.
*Baird's work on Casino Royale
also coincides with him becoming director Martin Campbell's go-to editor on recent projects also including The Legend of Zorro
and Green Lantern.
Not that either film was particularly great, but the editing wasn't what was wrong with them.