Barry Alexander Brown (born November 28, 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) and Inside Man (2006).
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 Documentary Feature and was one of the youngest nominees for the category. 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 Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy and Arrested Development.
He is a former associate professor of Film Studies at Columbia University.