David Brenner (film editor)

David Brenner (November 3, 1962 – February 17, 2022) was an American film editor[1] known (along with fellow film editors Joe Hutshing, Pietro Scalia, and Julie Monroe) for being one of director Oliver Stone's "hot shot" group of up-and-coming film editors.[citation needed] He was elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors.[2]

David Brenner
Born(1962-11-03)3 November 1962
Died17 February 2022(2022-02-17) (aged 59)
OccupationFilm editor
Spouse(s)Amber Dixon

Brenner died on February 17, 2022, at the age of 59.[3]


Year Film Director Notes
1988 Talk Radio Oliver Stone Co-editor with Joe Hutshing
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Oliver Stone Co-editor with Joe Hutshing
Oscar winner for Best Film Editing
1991 The Doors Oliver Stone Co-editor with Joe Hutshing
1992 Night and the City Irwin Winkler
1993 Heaven & Earth Oliver Stone Co-editor with Sally Menke
1994 The River Wild Curtis Hanson Co-editor with Joe Hutshing
1996 Fear James Foley
Independence Day Roland Emmerich
1997 Lolita Adrian Lyne Co-editor with Julie Monroe
1998 What Dreams May Come Vincent Ward
2000 The Patriot Roland Emmerich Co-editor with Julie Monroe
2001 Kate & Leopold James Mangold
2003 Identity James Mangold
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Roland Emmerich
2006 World Trade Center Oliver Stone Co-editor with Julie Monroe
2008 Wanted Timur Bekmambetov
2009 2012 Roland Emmerich Co-editor with Peter Elliott
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Oliver Stone Co-editor with Julie Monroe
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Co-editor with Wyatt Smith
2013 Man of Steel Zack Snyder
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Noam Murro Co-editor with Wyatt Smith
Escobar: Paradise Lost Andrea Di Stefano Co-editor with Maryline Monthieux
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Zack Snyder
2017 Justice League Zack Snyder
Joss Whedon
Co-editor with Richard Pearson and Martin Walsh
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League Zack Snyder
2022 Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron Posthumous release, Co-editor with James Cameron, John Refoua and Stephen E. Rivkin
2024 Avatar 3 James Cameron

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  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla (June 13, 2013). "Part Man, Part God, All Hunk 'Man of Steel' Depicts a Striving Stranger in a Strange Land". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ David Brenner, Oscar-Winning Film Editor for Oliver Stone, Dies at 59

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