Whether they’re today’s super-stars with clout or character players with decades of experience, actors are not improvising the film you’re watching. They follow the script and the director’s intent. For almost any other actor, even a few days’ work on a big budget film is a career highlight. They smoke only if they’re told to smoke. Actors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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actors | The more smoking, the higher the score
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1Ian McKellen13130101
2John Goodman753045
3Leonardo DiCaprio623032
4Hugh Jackman502030
5Jed Brophy481038
Martin Freeman481038
Peter Hambleton481038
Ian Holm481038
Bérénice Marlohe481038
Sylvester McCoy481038
Graham McTavish481038
James Nesbitt481038
Dean O'Gorman481038
Aidan Turner481038
6Jared Harris442024
7Richard Armitage421032
8Oprah Winfrey391114
9Harrison Ford372017
10Kirk Acevedo361026
11Jean Dujardin352015
Bill Murray352015
12Alessandro Cremona341024
13Thomas K. Belgrey331023
George Clooney332013
Idris Elba332013
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