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
1Joel Cox1290332
2Kevin Pavlovic1058110
3Joel Negron768111
4Gary Roach711331
5Douglas Crise512221
6Rick Grayson408111
7Claire Simpson405330
8Harry Yoon356111
William Goldenberg356111
9Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir317221
10David Rosenbloom291220
11Jay Cassidy282220
12Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
Mick Audsley280111
13Anne McCabe277221
14Michael Tronick258220
15Billy Fox256110
16Robert Rodriguez227110
17Jeff Groth205441
18Jason Ballantine195110
19Julian Clarke194220
20Frédéric Thoraval182220
21Mark Goldblatt179110
22Dylan Tichenor176221
23Jan Kovac161220
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