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
2John Ottman513110
3Sarah Broshar277220
Michael Kahn277220
4Michelle Tesoro162110
5Bob Ducsay150310
Keith Fraase150110
6Adam Wolfe149110
7Harry Yoon147110
8Sean Albertson133210
9Melanie Oliver112210
10Andrew Buckland95110
Michael McCusker95110
Dirk Westervelt95110
11Erik Jessen83110
Dean Zimmerman83210
12Pamela Martin70110
13Jeremiah O'Driscoll69110
14Andrew Groves66110
15Melissa Kent62110
16Steve Mirkovich58110
17Tom Cross55110
18Justin Krohn54110
David Trachtenberg54110
19Matt Friedman49111
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