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
1Sophia Lillis662046
2Matthew McConaughey60415
3John Leguizamo564016
4Nicholas Hamilton471037
5Bill Camp463016
6Paul Anderson452025
Bradley Cooper452025
Ryan Reynolds451035
7Zac Efron403010
8Brad Pitt392019
9Channing Tatum382018
10Demian Bichir352015
Samuel L. Jackson352015
11Dave Chappelle341024
Ryan Gosling342014
12Jessica Chastain332013
Joel Edgerton332013
13Tom Hardy321022
14James McAvoy31116
Bryce Dallas Howard312011
15Saoirse Ronan30115
LilRel Howery301020
16Christian Bale29209
R. Marcos Taylor291019
Charlize Theron29209
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