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 Bonelli643220
3John Ottman569220
4Ethan Coen414111
Joel Coen414111
5John Refoua391320
6Sarah Broshar277220
Michael Kahn277320
7Pamela Martin199221
8Michelle Tesoro162110
9Keith Fraase150110
10Adam Wolfe149210
11Harry Yoon147110
12Bob Ducsay140510
13Martin Walsh134320
14Sean Albertson133110
15Melanie Oliver126320
16Mark Sanger110210
Roger Barton110310
Calvin Wimmer110110
Adam Gerstel110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110210
17Andrew Buckland93110
Michael McCusker93210
Dirk Westervelt93110
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