Barry Alexander Brown

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Barry Alexander Brown
Born (1960-11-28) 28 November 1960 (age 59)
OccupationFilm director, film editor
Years active1979–present

Barry Alexander Brown (born 2 November 1960 in Warrington, Cheshire) is an English born-American film director and editor. As a film editor, he is best known for collaborations with film director Spike Lee, editing some of Lee's best known films including Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1998), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), and BlacKkKlansman (2018), the latter of which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing at the 91st Academy Awards.[1]

As a film director, Brown co-directed the documentary film The War at Home (1979), for which it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was one of the youngest nominees for the category.[2] Some of his other film directing credits include The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993), a documentary film about The Who's Tommy album, and the feature film Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control (2002), starring Bronson Pinchot. Brown has also edited music videos for Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy and Arrested Development.[3]

He is a former associate professor of Film Studies at Columbia University.[3]


  1. ^ "DETACHMENT – The Film | Official Site". 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  2. ^ "The-War-at-Home - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards -". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  3. ^ a b fresh karma communications inc. "A Huey P. Newton Story - Barry Alexander Brown". PBS. Retrieved 2012-12-24.

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