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
1John Leguizamo836023
2Bradley Cooper642044
3Zac Efron583028
4Sophia Lillis471037
5Paul Anderson452025
6Matthew McConaughey38213
Channing Tatum382018
7David Harbour371112
8Demian Bichir352015
Samuel L. Jackson352015
Brad Pitt352015
9Ryan Gosling342014
10Joel Edgerton322012
Tom Hardy321022
11James McAvoy31116
Bill Camp312011
Boyd Holbrook311021
Lola Kirke311021
Rosamund Pike311021
Charlize Theron312011
12Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
13Michael Keaton29209
R. Marcos Taylor291019
14Gil Birmingham27207
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