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
15Nelson Elllis241014
Garrett Hedlund241014
Terrence Howard241014
Minka Kelly241014
Lenny Kravitz241014
John Magaro241014
C.J. Valleroy241014
Clarence Williams241014
16Barkhad Abdi231013
Barkhad Abdirahman231013
Faysal Ahmed231013
17Matthew Beard211011
Emil Behesti211011
Jeff Daniels211011
Morgan Freeman211011
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo211011
Matthew Goode211011
Ethan Hawke211011
Byung-hun Lee211011
Allen Leech211011
Scoot McNairy211011
Tuppence Middleton211011
Liam Neeson211011
James Northcote211011
Chris Pratt211011
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California