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
1Kevin Pavlovic1058110
2Douglas Crise794331
3Joel Negron768111
4Gary Roach707321
Joel Cox707321
5Jay Cassidy594220
6Alan Baumgarten591220
7Rick Grayson535111
8Thelma Schoonmaker385110
9Jeff Groth376551
10Crispin Struthers350110
11Stephen Mirrione347221
12Brent White339220
13Jay Deuby323110
14David Rosenbloom309330
15Anne McCabe277221
16Michael Tronick276330
17Frédéric Thoraval264330
Jeff McEvoy264220
18Billy Fox256110
19Robert Rodriguez250220
20Jeremiah O'Driscoll249111
Mick Audsley249111
21James Herbert241110
22Julian Clarke229330
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Film data driven by Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!, a project of Breathe California