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
5Pamela Martin199221
6Michelle Tesoro162110
7Keith Fraase150110
8Harry Yoon147110
9Sean Albertson133110
10Melanie Oliver111220
11Mark Sanger110210
Roger Barton110310
Calvin Wimmer110110
Adam Gerstel110210
Debra Neil-Fisher110210
John Refoua110210
12Erik Jessen83110
Dean Zimmerman83210
13Jeremiah O'Driscoll75220
Nat Sanders75110
14Andrew Groves66110
15John Axelrad64210
Lee Haugen64210
16Steve Mirkovich63220
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