Directors work with actors, cinematographers, editors, and craftspeople to bring the script to the screen. From sets and props to pace and expression, the director determines the detail of every scene. The final edit of the film is rarely up to the director — the studio has final cut. Directors also may lack veto power over product placement. Directors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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directors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Conrad Vernon1058110
Greg Tiernan1058110
2Shane Black768111
3Robert Zemeckis280111
4Dan Mazer275111
5Mark Waters160110
6Brad Furman157110
7Todd Phillips131111
8John Hillcoat113111
9Dennis Gansel102110
10Mel Gibson98110
11John Requa92110
Glenn Ficarra92110
12James Wan70110
13Ben Younger67111
14Louis Leterrier66110
15Enrique Begne60110
16Tom Ford54110
17Gavin Hood49110
18David Mackenzie41111
19Ariel Vromen40110
20Nate Parker37110
21Fede Alvarez22110
22Michael Bay20111
23Will Speck16110
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