Chris Lebenzon's career as an editor has spanned four decades and genres from action to drama, fantasy, musicals, comedy, and animation. He is known for his longtime collaborations with director Tim Burton and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He has earned accolades including Oscar nominations for the iconic classic Top Gun (1986) and submarine thriller Crimson Tide (1995). He won American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards for Tim Burton's adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and live action fantasy, Alice in Wonderland (2010). The films he has edited have grossed over 13 billion dollars worldwide.
With Burton, he has edited classic films, such as: Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Big Fish (2003), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Additionally, he has worked on stop- motion animated films such as Frankenweenie (2012), Corpse Bride 2005), and the holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), for which he was consulting editor.