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
1Ian McKellen832063
2John Goodman602040
3Hugh Jackman502030
4Richard Armitage421032
5Isla Fisher402020
6Oprah Winfrey391114
7Harrison Ford372017
Ron Perlman371027
8Kirk Acevedo361026
9Bill Murray352015
10Alessandro Cremona341024
11George Clooney332013
12Nelsan Ellis29114
Hugh Grant29209
Shea Whigham291019
13Amitabh Bachchan281018
Elizabeth Debicki281018
Leonardo DiCaprio281018
Joel Edgerton281018
Carey Mulligan281018
14Meagan Good261016
Anona Tolar261016
Vince Vaughn261016
15Aml Ameen241014
Jai Courtney241014
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California