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
2William Goldenberg1226541
3Kevin Pavlovic1058110
4Joel Negron768411
5Gary Roach711331
6John Refoua640541
7Douglas Crise512221
8Stephen Mirrione503331
9Valerio Bonelli458220
10Claire Simpson429440
11Joel Coen414111
Ethan Coen414111
12Michael Kahn411320
13Rick Grayson408111
14Jeremiah O'Driscoll403331
15Harry Yoon356111
16Roger Barton353430
17Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir317221
18Mick Audsley312321
19David Rosenbloom291320
20Jay Cassidy282320
21Anne McCabe277221
22Billy Fox272330
23Michael Tronick270330
24Michael McCusker256431
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