Film editor Eric Zumbrunnen
, who won an Ace Award for his work on “Being John Malkovich
,” has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 52.
Zumbrunnen graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism, and began his career editing music videos for the likes of Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins
, Beck, and Bjork, which is also where his fruitful relationship with Spike Jonze
began. From there, he expanded into commercial editing for clients like Nike, Xbox, and Apple, as well was editing several documentary shorts and other short films, often for Jonze, eventually graduating into feature film editing alongside Jonze with “Being John Malkovich
” in 1999.
Zumbrunnen’s work also included the Jonze’s 2009 film “Where the Wild Things Are
,” Disney’s “John Carter
” in 2012, and Jonze’s acclaimed film “Her
,” which won the writer-director an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
His most recent collaboration with Jonze was a 3-minute short film and perfume advertisement