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
in films
1Ron Perlman371027
2Alessandro Cremona341024
3Hugh Grant29209
4Shea Whigham251015
5Emil Behesti211011
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo211011
Ethan Hawke211011
Byung-hun Lee211011
Chris Pratt211011
Peter Sarsgaard211011
Sam Spruell211011
Ernest Wells211011
6Eva Green201010
7Peter McRobbie19109
Jesse Plemons19109
Mark Rylance19109
Scott Shepherd19109
8Deanna Dunagan18108
Kathryn Hanh18108
9Divian Ladwa16106
10Peter Campion15105
Harrison Ford15105
Domhnall Gleeson15105
Misha Kuznetsov15105
Gary Lydon15105
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California