Chris Lebenzon

Chris Lebenzon

Highest Rated: 96% Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Lowest Rated: 9% Man of the House (2005)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1953

Birthplace: Redwood City, California, USA

Film editor Chris Lebenzon earned recognition in Hollywood for helming the cutting table on such action blockbusters as "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide." Lebenzon, a native of Redwood City, California, graduated from Stanford University before entering the movie business in the mid '70s. While his career began, modestly, on low-budget thrillers for filmmaker Larry Cohen, Lebenzon received his big break when he was asked to cut director Tony Scott's hit 1986 action-romance "Top Gun." Nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the film, Lebenzon went on to cut further box office triumphs, including "Days of Thunder" (1990), "Batman Returns" (1992), and "Crimson Tide," for which he was once again nominated for an Oscar. Lebenzon has cultivated close working relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest directors and producers, most notably Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Tim Burton, and some of his most acclaimed work was on the latter's visually stunning fantasy-adventures "Corpse Bride" (2005) and "Alice in Wonderland" (2010).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
96% 99% Top Gun: Maverick Film Editing $520.8M 2022
40% 90% Uncharted Film Editor $147.7M 2022
15% 76% Dolittle Film Editing $77.0M 2020
46% 48% Dumbo Film Editing $114.8M 2019
17% 35% Geostorm Film Editing $33.4M 2017
64% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Film Editing $87.2M 2016
17% 43% The Last Witch Hunter Film Editing $27.4M 2015
54% 70% Maleficent Film Editing $241.4M 2014
87% 70% Frankenweenie Film Editing - 2012
35% 46% Dark Shadows Executive Producer,
Film Editing
$79.7M 2012
87% 72% Unstoppable Film Editing $81.6M 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Executive Producer,
Film Editing
$334.2M 2010
51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Film Editing $65.5M 2009
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Film Editing $52.9M 2007
56% 73% Déjà Vu Film Editing $64.0M 2006
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Film Editing $206.5M 2005
9% 46% Man of the House Film Editing $19.1M 2005
35% 79% Radio Film Editing $52.3M 2003
49% 58% XXX Film Editing $141.2M 2002
44% 27% Planet of the Apes Film Editing $180.0M 2001
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Film Editing $198.5M 2001
25% 77% Gone in Sixty Seconds Film Editing $101.6M 2000
70% 80% Sleepy Hollow Film Editing $101.1M 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Film Editing $201.6M 1998
56% 75% Con Air Film Editing $101.1M 1997
55% 53% Mars Attacks! Film Editing $37.8M 1996
88% 83% Crimson Tide Film Editing $91.4M 1995
93% 88% Ed Wood Film Editing $5.9M 1994
80% 73% Batman Returns Film Editing $160.3M 1992
33% 56% Hudson Hawk Film Editing $16.4M 1991
38% 60% Days of Thunder Film Editing $80.6M 1990
94% 87% Midnight Run Film Editing $36.3M 1988
58% 83% Top Gun Film Editing $179.8M 1986
57% 69% Weird Science Film Editing - 1985
No Score Yet 30% A Breed Apart Film Editing - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Plants Film Editing - 1978
73% 51% God Told Me To Film Editing - 1976