Film editors expertly assemble the footage shot over a period of weeks or months — along with computer-generated images — to create the final film. Working with the director to select from different takes of the same scene, an editor may be challenged to keep a cigarette in view longer or avoid showing it altogether. Who decides? Editors in these rankings have worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Patrick J. Don Vito921111
2Valerio Bonelli560110
3John Ottman513110
4Sarah Broshar277220
Michael Kahn277220
5Bob Ducsay207411
6Pamela Martin199221
7Michelle Tesoro162110
8Keith Fraase150110
9Adam Wolfe149110
10Harry Yoon147110
11Sean Albertson133210
12Melanie Oliver126320
13Adam Gerstel110210
Calvin Wimmer110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110310
John Refoua110210
Roger Barton110310
Mark Sanger110210
14Andrew Buckland96110
Michael McCusker96210
Dirk Westervelt96110
15Erik Jessen83110
Dean Zimmerman83210
Nat Sanders83220
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