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
1Valerio Bonelli458220
2Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
3John Refoua391320
4Michael Kahn185210
Sarah Broshar185110
5Nat Sanders140110
6Martin Walsh134320
7Pamela Martin114111
8Calvin Wimmer110110
Mark Sanger110110
Debra Neil-Fisher110110
Adam Gerstel110110
Roger Barton110210
9Chris Lebenzon66210
10Lee Haugen64110
John Axelrad64110
11Neil Smith58110
Billy Rich58110
12John Ottman56110
Michael Louis Hill56110
Mark Day56210
13David Coulson53110
14Paul Millspaugh41110
15David Rennie37220
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