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
1Michael Kahn859860
2Jabez Olssen818540
3Joel Coen767221
Ethan Coen767221
4William Goldenberg696630
5James Herbert501530
6Camille Delamarre497330
7Matt Villa478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478210
8Valerio Bonelli469440
9Roger Barton433740
10Hughes Winborne405420
11John Refoua391320
12Maysie Hoy354962
13Peter S. Elliot349630
14Jeffrey Ford339620
15Stephen Mirrione323311
16Kevin Stitt313530
17Claire Simpson295320
18Joe Klotz286211
19Peter McNulty283330
20Peter Teschner254320
21Chris Lebenzon247740
22Alan Edward Bell239620
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