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
1Jabez Olssen818540
2Michael Kahn734960
3William Goldenberg696630
4Stephen Mirrione626422
5Joel Coen613220
Ethan Coen613220
6James Herbert501530
7Camille Delamarre497330
8Matt Villa478210
Jonathan Redmond478110
Jason Ballantine478310
9Peter Teschner399430
10Hughes Winborne395520
11Maysie Hoy3661072
12Peter S. Elliot349630
13Jeffrey Ford339620
14Roger Barton329640
15Julie Monroe323220
16Kevin Stitt313630
17Angus Wall311110
18Claire Simpson295320
19Joe Klotz286211
20John Refoua281110
21Peter McNulty272220
22Chris Lebenzon247640
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California