David Brenner was an Oscar-winning film editor who was most recognized for his work on the films “Justice League” and “Independence Day.” When it came to directing films, he was Olive Stone’s right-hand man, and he worked closely with her.
Over three decades in the film business, Brenner worked with top directors on a remarkable number of big-budget hits, including Independence Day, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League (both versions) and the Avatar sequels.
He first worked with Stone on 1986’s Salvador as an assistant editor. That relationship grew through Platoon and Wall Street until Brenner moved up to co-editor — with Joe Hutshing — on Talk Radio. The duo then edited two more films for Stone, The Doors, and Born on the Fourth of July, the latter of which earned them a shared Best Film Editing Oscar. It was Brenner’s second film as a full-fledged editor.
David Brenner Cause Of Death: How Did David Brenner Die?
David Brenner, who had been fighting cancer, died peacefully at his home in New York City with his family at his side, according to Jeff Abraham, his friend, and publicist.