Chris Lebenzon

Chris Lebenzon
Born Christopher John Lebenzon
(1960-10-29) October 29, 1960
Redwood City, California

Christopher John "Chris" Lebenzon[1] (born October 29, 1960) is an American film editor with more than 36 film credits dating from 1976.[2] The films he has edited have grossed over 9 billion dollars worldwide.

Lebenzon was born in Redwood City, California. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for the films Top Gun (1986) and Crimson Tide (1995). He is a member of the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E) and has been nominated six times having won The Eddie Award for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). He is noted particularly for working with directors Michael Bay, Tony Scott and has worked with Tim Burton for over 25 years.

In addition to editing, he has also served as an executive producer on Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Dark Shadows (2012).

Filmography (as editor)

Year Film Director Notes
1979 The Secret Life of Plants Walon Green
1981 Wolfen Michael Wadleigh
1984 A Breed Apart Philippe Mora
1985 Weird Science John Hughes
1986 Top Gun Tony Scott Nominated—Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1987 Beverly Hills Cop II
Weeds John D. Hancock
1988 Midnight Run Martin Brest
1990 Revenge Tony Scott
Days of Thunder
1991 Hudson Hawk Michael Lehmann
1992 Batman Returns Tim Burton
1993 Josh and S.A.M. Billy Weber
1994 Ed Wood Tim Burton
1995 Crimson Tide Tony Scott Nominated—Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1996 Mars Attacks! Tim Burton
1997 Con Air Simon West
1998 Armageddon Michael Bay
Enemy of the State Tony Scott
1999 Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Editing
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds Dominic Sena
2001 Pearl Harbor Michael Bay
Planet of the Apes Tim Burton
2002 XXX Rob Cohen
2003 Radio Michael Tollin
Big Fish Tim Burton
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Corpse Bride
2006 Déjà Vu Tony Scott
Eragon Stefen Fangmeier
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton ACE Eddie
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Tony Scott
2010 Unstoppable Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Editing
Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton Also executive producer
ACE Eddie
2012 Dark Shadows Also executive producer
Frankenweenie Nominated—ACE Eddie
The Killers: Here with Me (video short)
2014 Maleficent Robert Stromberg
2015 The Last Witch Hunter Breck Eisner
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton


  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at
  2. Chris Lebenzon at the Internet Movie Database

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