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
1Nick Houy2903254
2Douglas Crise1454232
3Joel Cox1437342
4Fred Raskin1349221
5Kevin Pavlovic1058110
6Rick Grayson979122
7William Goldenberg890122
Harry Yoon890122
8Joel Negron768111
9Jeff Groth749551
10Jason Ballantine604221
11Dylan Tichenor550243
12Chris Dickens362211
13Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir323221
14Evan Schiff311330
15Claire Simpson300220
16David Rosenbloom291220
17Jeremiah O'Driscoll280111
Mick Audsley280111
18Anne McCabe275111
19Michael Tronick258220
20Billy Fox256110
21Frédéric Thoraval199330
22Julian Clarke194220
Barry Alexander Brown194110
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